Let Anna Wintour teach you how to politely duck a direct question.
The Vogue editor-in-chief skillfully and almost completely skirted a viewer who asked her thoughts on the Kardashian family’s fashion, in the latest episode of online video series “Go Ask Anna,” published Monday.
“You have to admire how they have created an empire through their personalities and the creative genius of their mother,” Wintour said, starting off her answer with a non-answer.
“And … how … they live the way they do,” Wintour added, seemingly at a loss for words. “I can’t possibly understand or fathom living so much in the public eye, but obviously it works.”
“Kim, of all of them, have possibly changed the most,” she continued, finally addressing the family’s style.
“I personally admire the way that she has become a little bit more minimal, in the way that she’s dressing ― a lit bit more covered,” Wintour said.
Maybe this “Go Ask Anna” episode was filmed before the Hollywood Beauty Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 17. Kim Kardashian wore a jaw-dropping, vintage look from Thierry Mugler ― one of her revealing outfits yet.
Wintour went on to say very nice things about Kendall Jenner, who she said she’s had the most experience with at Vogue.
“People thought that she wouldn’t last, and I give her a lot of credit for persevering in her highly successful modeling career,” Wintour said.
Wintour did not reveal her thoughts on rapper and Yeezy designer Kanye West, who is personally responsible for Kim’s fashion 180.
West famously cleaned out Kardashian’s closet on a 2012 episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and regularly points out things he doesn’t like about his wife’s look, from her makeup to her sunglasses.
“He was really nice about it and cleaned out my whole closet. I probably had 250 pairs of shoes and when we were done cleaning it out, I had two pairs left and I cried.”