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Anna Wintour rules Vogue from a bistro chair

September 20, 2009 |  9:51 am

Picnik collage wintour Here's a myth buster: In "The September Issue," R.J. Cutler's documentary about Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, it is revealed that she sits in a common metal bistro chair. (I'd expected a seat with Chanel-style diamond quilted leather.)

At least the British fashion queen, who also displays Clarice Cliff ceramics on her desk, has chosen a design classic for her throne. It's Xavier Pauchard's 1934 Chaise A, an indoor-outdoor chair still produced by the original manufacturer, Tolix, in Burgundy, France. 

You can get your own for $245 at Sundance Catalog. They're $195 each if you buy six; a white version is only $150. Want it in red or orange? That'll be $275 a pop at the Conran Shop.

-- David A. Keeps

Photo credits: "The September Issue" and Sundance Catalog