Fancy a bet on the next editor of Vogue?
Anna Wintour has been the editor of American Vogue since 1988. Now aged 66, speculation is mounting over who’ll replace the woman nicknamed ‘Nuclear Wintour’ when she eventually stands down: speculation and a sizeable amount of betting action.
Yes, believe it or not, people are wagering upon who’ll be the next editor of a fashion magazine. Always happy to accommodate the novelty betting crowd, Paddy Power has the editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar Glenda Bailey as the 3/1 favourite, with Teen Vogue’s E-I-C Amy Astley and Net-A-Porter’s Lucy Yeomans each but a smidgeon behind at 9/2.
Look further down the field and a number of celebrities enter the picture. Actor-turned-fashion house owner Sarah Jessica Parker (25/1), supermodel Kate Moss (40/1), Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (40/1) – you can put your pin money on anyone of these A-listers.
Why, you can even stick a fiver on Gwyneth Paltrow at 100/1. Yes, as the race is on to reach the peak of Mount Fashion so novelty betting seems to have reached the bottom of a very deep ravine.