C. Wright Mills states that, “Members of the power elite are celebrated because of the positions they occupy and the decisions they command. They are celebrities because they have prestige, and they have prestige because they are thought to have power or wealth” (83).
Anna Wintour is a prime example of a power elite who has gained prestige, power, and wealth. She has gained this by being the editor-in-chief of Vogue. She has held the position since 1988 and has become an icon in the fashion world. She has extreme prestige in the fashion world, has gained power over many in the fashion industry, and has gained wealth in the process. Vogue was recently chosen as the 2011 Magazine of the year by Ad Age, so clearly Wintour’s hard work has paid off. Wintour was also depicted in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” as the ice queen of fashion. Some even say Wintour “is a lot more monstrous than she is described!”