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Anna Harvey

Anna Harvey
EmployerCondé Nast Publications
TitleVice-President & Editorial Director, Condé Nast New Markets

Anna Harvey, (12 September 1944 – 9 October 2018)[1][2] became Editorial Director of Condé Nast New Markets in 1997,[3][4] was former Deputy Editor of Vogue and former stylist and confidante to Diana, Princess of Wales.[3][5] Her career at Condé Nast Publications has spanned more than 30 years [6] and she was regarded as one of the most significant contributors to the fashion industry.[7]


Harvey began her career at Harper’s & Queen magazine (now Harper’s Bazaar) where she worked alongside Anna Wintour as Junior Fashion Editor.[8] On the recommendation of Norman Parkinson,[4][8] she joined Condé Nast Publications in 1970 as Fashion Director of Brides magazine. Following a brief stint at Good Housekeeping, she returned to Condé Nast working at different times as Deputy Editor of Tatler magazine and Fashion Director of British Vogue alongside Grace Coddington, Liz Tilberis and Sheila Wetton.[8] Whilst at Vogue she became personal style advisor to Diana, Princess of Wales and eventually became Deputy Editor of Vogue under Alexandra Shulman, a role which was created specifically for her.[8] Whilst at Vogue, she worked with many well-known figures including photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Arthur Elgort[6] as well as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista whose first appearances in Vogue she directed. With her appetite whetted by the expansion of Vogue on a worldwide scale,[6] she joined Condé Nast International as Editorial Director in 1997 where she has overseen the launch of Vogue in Russia,[4] Greece, Portugal, India, Turkey, Ukraine and the Netherlands as well as other Condé Nast titles across Europe and Africa.[4]


Having met Diana for the first time as Lady Diana Spencer in 1980 [9] whilst Fashion Director of British Vogue, Anna was chosen by the editor of British Vogue at the time, Beatrix Miller, to advise Diana on her choice of wardrobe,[3][5][8][10][11][12] a role she continued throughout Diana's marriage to the Prince of Wales and subsequent divorce.[13] Enlisting the help of designers such as Catherine Walker,[9] Jacques Azagury and Versace, she turned Princess Diana from a Laura Ashley-sheathed Sloane into an international style icon.[6] Anna said of Diana, "She knew what she liked and what she wanted and it was nothing necessarily to do with what was fashionable".[3][14] She is also known for having brought a number of well-known photographers, designers and fashion figures to Vogue and to the attention of the wider public including Steven Meisel,[3] Bruce Weber,[3] David Emanuel,[12] Jasper Conran,[12] Isabella Blow and fashion-writer Plum Sykes. Both Tamara Mellon and Isabella Cawdor (née Stanhope) were former assistants.

In 1986 Harpers & Queen named Harvey as the 23rd most influential person in Britain (with the Princess of Wales eight places behind her).[7]


  1. ^ "Anna Harvey obituary". The Times. 2018-10-12. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  2. ^ Remembering Anna Harvey- Vogue editor, Telegraph columnist and stylist to Princess Diana
  3. ^ a b c d e f Head Girl at Vogue House - Rebecca Tyrrel, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, May 1998'
  4. ^ a b c d Our Woman in Moscow - Brenda Polan, You Magazine, The Mail on Sunday, August 1998'
  5. ^ a b A Tribute to Diana - Liz Tilberis, Harper's Bazaar Magazine, November 1997'
  6. ^ a b c d Anna Harvey: Ten Influentials - Natalie Dembinska, 10 Magazine, June 16, 2011
  7. ^ a b Coleridge, Nicholas (1988). The Fashion Conspiracy. Random House. ISBN 9781448149872.
  8. ^ a b c d e Anna The Elegant", Paul Golding, Evening Standard magazine, January 1993
  9. ^ a b Lisa Armstrong; "Diana 1961-1997", British Vogue, October 1997.
  10. ^ Personalities: Diana, Princess of Wales Archived January 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine - Vogue, Voguepedia
  11. ^ Grace Coddington: A Memoir - Grace Coddington, 22 Nov 2012'
  12. ^ a b c The Look That's Always in Vogue - Brenda Polan, You Magazine, The Mail on Sunday, February 1994'
  13. ^ Diana at 50 high50, June 16, 2011
  14. ^ Diana Style - Colin McDowell, August 27, 2007[clarification needed]

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