November 9th, 2010
02:45 PM ET
If you want to get somewhere in the showbiz industry, you might want to start hanging out with Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
A new book by University of Southern California professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, titled “Starstruck,” claims Wintour is "the ultimate gatekeeper" of celebrity, the New York Daily News reports.
Currid-Halkett analyzed a year's worth of celebrity photos recorded by the Getty Images wire service from 2006-07 as well as Wintour's social network, which revealed the style maven is "more connected than anyone to these major, major stars," the paper said.
So not only is Wintour as famous as some of her famous friends, but she is also pretty intimidating to other famous people, Currid-Halkett said. It helps that the editor made her home in New York City, the professor added, because appearances in the Big Apple are associated with enhanced prestige and star power.
In the world of celebrity, Anna Wintour is literally in vogue.
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