If you’ve seen the 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada, you know who Miranda Priestly is: the undisputed, reigning queen of both fashion and shade. But did you know that her character was (allegedly) based on a real person? Indeed, there would be no Miranda Priestly without Anna Wintour, the longtime editor of Vogue magazine. The world-famous businesswoman sports a stylish bob, big sunglasses, and of course, an impeccable taste in fashion. You simply can’t run Vogue without that last part.
It might seem impossible that anyone could be as glam as the ice queen of fashion herself, but Wintour’s daughter, Bee Shaffer, has definitely inherited her mother’s pragmatic grace. She’s been on more than a few red carpets over the years, always in flawless designer couture, and always at ease with a million flashbulbs going off around her.
Now that Shaffer is in her thirties, what are her big plans? Does she plan to follow in her mother’s footsteps or has she blazed her own trail? Here’s everything you need to know about Anna Wintour’s daughter, Bee Shaffer.
She’s engaged to an Italian stallion
Easily the biggest news about Shaffer is her engagement to film director and photographer Francesco Carrozzini, the son of Franca Sozzani, the late editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia. Can you conjure a more perfect match? And can you imagine well-dressed everyone at the wedding will be?
The couple met in October of 2016 in New York City at a screening of Franca: Chaos & Creation, a documentary that Carrozzini made about his mother. The event was co-hosted by Wintour, according to Us Weekly, which explains why Shaffer was there. Clearly sparks must have flown immediately, as six months later, their engagement was confirmed. Shortly after that, Shaffer debuted her engagement ring on the red carpet of the 2017 Met Gala, according to People magazine. It’s a stunner!
The ceremony, which promises to be lavish and even star-studded, will be held at Wintour’s estate in Mastic, Long Island, according to Page Six magazine.
Acting “wasn’t in the cards” for her
When Shaffer was younger, one of her first career ambitions was to be an actress. “I asked my mom to sign me up for acting classes when I was, I think eight years old,” she shared in an interview with Teen Vogue.
However, despite her early thespian tendencies, things didn’t go according to plan for Shaffer — thanks in part to a little blunder on Wintour’s behalf. “She accidentally signed me up for voice classes instead, and I can’t sing,” Shaffer said of her mother. Oops!
The turning point was her final performance for the class with her less-than-stellar performance of “Where Is Love?” from the musical Oliver. Shaffer noted, “I realized after that it wasn’t in the cards.” That’s probably all for the best, as Shaffer’s not fond of being on stage anyway. “I also have terrible stage fright and I don’t like being in front of people,” she confessed. Yeah, that definitely wouldn’t have worked out.
“I don’t understand people who are late!”
Are you chronically late for everything? Chances are Shaffer can’t hang with you, then; she told Teen Vogue that she simply doesn’t comprehend why people can’t be punctual. “It’s so easy to be on time! You just allot enough time for things!” she exclaimed. Feeling called out yet?
Additionally, just as Shaffer makes sure she’s on time for everything, she’s also not one to let the day slip away from her. “The one thing I inherited from my mom is I really like to go to bed early, and wake up early,” she shared with Teen Vogue. She’s not joking, either: she’s in bed by 11:00 PM every night, given her druthers. And she gets up at 6:00 AM.
Shaffer’s not afraid to be a little smug about it too.”I feel people feel like, they’re kind of superior if they get up early,” she continued. “You just feel like you’re a better person if you do.”
Broadway is her favorite place
Shaffer might not be the actress she dreamed of as a child, but she is a die-hard theater nerd, according to the New York Post. She and Wintour attend Broadway shows on a regular basis. And, while she has celebrated a variety of shows on her Instagram page, one particular show is her obvious favorite: Hamilton.
Shaffer doesn’t just like the show, nor does she simply love it. Rather, she’s straight-up obsessed! For one, she’s seen the show six times, at least. She’s also transcribed full numbers from Hamilton in emoji, according to an article she wrote in Vogue magazine. On top of that, she and Wintour hosted a dinner honoring the 2016 Tony Award nominees, according to Vogue. Who wouldn’t want to be a fly on that wall?
But that’s still not the extent of Shaffer’s obsession. In 2017, she had a Hamilton themed birthday party, which you can scope on this post on friend Nell Diamond’s Instagram page. Finally, she met Leslie Odom Jr. (who originated the role of Aaron Burr) several times, as well as other cast members, according to her Instagram page. Talk about committed!
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