Anna Wintour Talks Madonna, First Vogue Cover on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

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CBS Sunday Morning

The good news? Anna Wintour is gracing this week's CBS Sunday Morning broadcast with her presence.

The even better news? We've got some highlights from her interview, so you don't have to, you know, wake up early on a weekend or anything (heaven forbid!).

Accompanied by Hamish Bowles to promote the just-launched Vogue archives, Wintour opens up to Serena Altschul about some of her most memorable Vogue moments, Women's Wear Daily reports.

One standout is her first-ever cover for the magazine, in 1988, which featured a model in jeans.

"To me, it just said, ‘This is something new. This is something different,'" Wintour says. "And I remember the printers called us up because they thought we’d made a mistake. Just wanting to check that that actually was the cover.”

The editor also faced similar doubts over her decision to devote covers to actresses rather than models, a practice that is now widely used.

“I remember getting quite a bit of criticism for my first Madonna cover,” she says.

“And you know, ‘She’ll never sell.’ And it was a little bit risky. And it was up something extraordinary, like 40 percent on newsstands. So that was an eye-opener to all of us.”

And though Wintour's expressed regret over her decision to put the Spice Girls on the cover (hey, it was the '90s), she says that sometimes you just have to go with your gut.

"Sometimes they’re successful and obviously sometimes they’re not,” she says. “But you have to, I think, remain true to what you believe in.”

Sound advice!