A Flip Phone for Vogue’s Ana Wintour

Ana Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief and fashion’s most powerful, made news when she was spotted using a flip phone at the 2014 US Open.  This befuddled many who saw her old fashioned choice in technology as a glaring contrast to her cutting-edge fashion persona.  Why would Wintour, who has access to the latest and greatest of anything, be lagging in modern technology?

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The phone in hand is believed to be the AT&T Z222, a retro-styled ‘flip’ handset available on AT&T’s pay as you go ‘GoPhone’ service for just $14.99.  It offers texting and access to some email accounts – but no apps. It’s unlikely that the phone, with only a VGA camera and a resolution of less than a megapixel, is able to take a decent picture either.

Some explained that perhaps Wintour, who is known to be a creature of habit, simply likes to stick with what she knows best.  Or is the glossy and glamorous Wintour simply a classic example of the of 65+ who, according to a study by the Pew Research Center, are historically late adopters to the world of technology compared to their younger compatriots?

Wintour, however, was quick to set the record straight.  A week later, she was photographed clutching an iPhone at a New York Fashion Week show.  She is, it would appear, not your typical 65+ after all.

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One Response to A Flip Phone for Vogue’s Ana Wintour

  1. sydhavely says:

    Who knew? Great post, Helen.

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