In late 1978, Guccione shut down the unprofitable magazine. She broke up with Bradshaw and began a relationship with French record producer Michel Esteban, for two years dividing her time with him between Paris and New York.There, the fashion spreads and photo shoots she had been putting together for years finally began attracting attention.
Mirabella had preferred tight head shots of well-known models in studios; Wintour's covers showed more of the body and were taken outside, like those Diana Vreeland had done years earlier.
She used less well-known models, and mixed inexpensive clothes with high fashion: the first issue she was in charge of, November 1988, featured a Peter Lindbergh photograph of 19-year-old Michaela Bercu in a $50 pair of faded jeans and a bejeweled jacket by Christian Lacroix worth $10,000.
"There's a new kind of woman out there," she told the Evening Standard. When the title was shortened to just HG, many longtime subscribers thought they were getting a new magazine and put it aside for the real thing to arrive.
After making sweeping changes in staff, she changed the style of the cover pictures.
Editor Edward Kosner sometimes bent very strict rules for her and let her work on other sections of the magazine.
She learned through her work on a cover involving Rachel Ward how effectively celebrity covers sold copies.
1998 - Present Anna and Shelby's relationship started out as an affair, when they were both married to other people.
Their affair was picked up by the tabloid news in 1999, and both of their marriages dissolved.
Soon she gave them up, saying, "You either know fashion or you don't." A few months later, Bradshaw helped her get her first position as a fashion editor, at Viva, a women's adult magazine started by Kathy Keeton, then wife of Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione.
She has rarely discussed working there, due to that connection.
(Photo Credit: Getty Images) The potential couple have been friends for many years.