This story first appeared in the June 9, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Anna Wintour appears to have another reason for being in Milan than the men’s shows. The Vogue editor in chief is said to be working on a major photo exhibition to celebrate the magazine she took over in 1988. Letizia Moratti, mayor of Milan, helped Wintour find the right location — the medieval Palazzo della Ragione and its open gallery Loggia dei Mercanti, which is close to the Duomo cathedral, the mayor’s spokeswoman said. The event, which is scheduled to take place during the women’s shows next February, will highlight Vogue’s photography from the Thirties to the Nineties through works by Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton to Herb Ritts, Bert Stern, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindeberg and Mario Testino, among others.