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'Sex and the City' Actress Sarah Jessica Parker to Replace Anna Wintour as Vogue Editor-in-Chief?

Jan 31, 2014 07:37 AM EST
Sarah Jessica Parker
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There's no denying the power and influence Anna Wintour has over the fashion set.

As the editor-in-chief of Vogue, a publication widely referred to as the fashion industry's bible, and the artistic director of Condé Nast, Wintour is known by all fashion editors, stylists, bloggers, etc.

And one thing people seem to love to do is speculate about who will replace this famed fashion editrix when the day finally comes for her to retire. Back in 2008, it was rumored that Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, was slated to replace Wintour, who reportedly planned to step down from her top spot at Vogue. Since then, there have been a slew of other rumors regarding Wintour's job and those who might take it over.

The latest fashionista rumored to step into Wintour's designer shoes is Sarah Jessica Parker. Radar Online has reported that the former "Sex and the City" star is getting ready to take on a larger role at the fashion magazine to prepare her to eventually replace Wintour.

"Sarah is playing this like she is serious and she wants it - she is doing her homework and learning the business like never before," a high-level publishing source revealed to the website.

"It's the fashion equivalent of running for president or getting nominated to the Supreme Court, and Sarah is treating it that way," the secret source added.

Known for portraying "Sex and the City" character Carrie Bradshaw - a sex columnist on the hit HBO hit show - Parker is credited with putting Manolo Blahnik on the map because of her character's obsession with his shoes. Despite some of her accomplishments in the fashion industry, not everyone in the Vogue office is excited by the news of her potential new job at the glossy.

"Anna is worrying colleagues who believe she has found her true successor in Sarah," Radar Online's source said.

"It's a surprising idea, but one that is not entirely a joke. Anna thinks Sarah, a fashion icon on 'Sex and the City,' truly has what it takes to step into her shoes and take on a role at Vogue one day. 

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