Anna Wintour’s former assistant reveals what it was like to work for Vogue editor

Anna Wintour’s former assistant has revealed what it’s like to work for the Vogue editor – including how the fashion icon actively encourages outfit repeating.

Lily Stav Gildor, 29, who now lives in LA, worked as one of three assistants to the Editor-in-Chief of US Vogue from January 2014  to May 2015 and has gone viral on TikTok sharing her experiences at the magazine.

Now working as textile designer, in a first video, Lily revealed London-born Anna taught her ‘connections are the most important thing’.   

‘I learned, so so much from her. I learned about business I learned about fashion I learned about media. And in the last year I started my own business as a textile designer and it’s still use the information today.

Explaining why connections are so important, Lily said: ‘I’m not talking about nepotism’.

‘Maintain and foster relationships, send a f****** handwritten thank you note, people like it.’

She also revealed job seeking advice she got from Anna – as well as important fashion tips.

In a second clip, she went on: ‘When you’re in a job interview and someone asks you what activities you do outside of work, do not say, exercising, running, yoga, and anything like that, because almost everyone exercises, that’s probably the least interesting thing about you. 

‘Plus, you want to stand out from the competition and say the right things’.

In a third video, Lily continued: ‘Let’s talk out for repeating, not only is it allowed, it’s actually encouraged. 

Anna Wintour's former assistant has revealed what it's like to work for the Vogue editor - including how the fashion icon actively encourages outfit repeating. Lily Stav Gildor, 29, who now lives in LA, worked as one of three assistants to the Editor-in-Chief of US Vogue from January 2014 to May 2015 and has gone viral on TikTok sharing her experiences at the magazine

Anna Wintour's former assistant has revealed what it's like to work for the Vogue editor - including how the fashion icon actively encourages outfit repeating. Lily Stav Gildor, 29, who now lives in LA, worked as one of three assistants to the Editor-in-Chief of US Vogue from January 2014 to May 2015 and has gone viral on TikTok sharing her experiences at the magazine

Anna Wintour’s former assistant has revealed what it’s like to work for the Vogue editor – including how the fashion icon actively encourages outfit repeating. Lily Stav Gildor, 29, who now lives in LA, worked as one of three assistants to the Editor-in-Chief of US Vogue from January 2014 to May 2015 and has gone viral on TikTok sharing her experiences at the magazine

Lily had internships at Black Frame PR as well as LACMA and Gagosian Gallery before she worked for Anna. During her tenure at the magazine, she shared dozens of snaps with her fellow assistants on Instagram - including showing the trio at the Met Ball as well as them in the office in ball gowns.

Lily had internships at Black Frame PR as well as LACMA and Gagosian Gallery before she worked for Anna. During her tenure at the magazine, she shared dozens of snaps with her fellow assistants on Instagram - including showing the trio at the Met Ball as well as them in the office in ball gowns.

Lily had internships at Black Frame PR as well as LACMA and Gagosian Gallery before she worked for Anna. During her tenure at the magazine, she shared dozens of snaps with her fellow assistants on Instagram – including showing the trio at the Met Ball as well as them in the office in ball gowns.

‘If you have five really chic and elegant summer outfits, wear them Monday through Friday for several months until the season’s over, that way you’re really making the most out of your clothes, you’re not participating in the overconsumption cycle, you look really chic and you’re not stressed about trying to come up with new outfits all the time. 

‘And let me tell you a secret. Everyone chic at Vogue does this’.

Lily also shared how she got the job through knowing someone who worked in HR at Conde Nast who put forward her resume when the position became available – but she applied for four jobs at the fashion bible before getting her job.

Lily says Anna taught her 'so so much' during their time working together. Anna is pictured at a Louis Vuitton dinner earlier this month

Lily says Anna taught her 'so so much' during their time working together. Anna is pictured at a Louis Vuitton dinner earlier this month

Lily says Anna taught her ‘so so much’ during their time working together. Anna is pictured at a Louis Vuitton dinner earlier this month

Lily also appeared in the first ever '73 Questions' video with Anna Wintour - which became a viral success

Lily also appeared in the first ever '73 Questions' video with Anna Wintour - which became a viral success

Lily also appeared in the first ever ’73 Questions’ video with Anna Wintour – which became a viral success

Lily is pictured with her two fellow assistants in ballgowns in the the office in 2015

Lily is pictured with her two fellow assistants in ballgowns in the the office in 2015

Lily is pictured with her two fellow assistants in ballgowns in the the office in 2015

‘I studied art history and fine arts college, I did not do any fashion internships at that time.

‘I’m not going to lie and say that I just got this job I applied on the website that’s not true. I knew someone who knew someone who worked in the HR department at Conde Nast, and I was able to send my resume and interview with them. 

‘They then recommended me for jobs that were opening up at Conde Nast, and I applied for at least four different jobs at Vogue interviewed for them and didn’t get any of them.

‘At the same time I was working in fashion PR, I wasn’t making money and I was miserable. 

Lily had internships at Black Frame PR as well as LACMA and Gagosian Gallery before she worked for Anna. During her tenure at the magazine, she shared dozens of snaps with her fellow assistants on Instagram – including showing the trio at the Met Ball as well as them in the office in ball gowns.

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