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VIDEO: Anna Wintour Told Oprah to Lose Weight

May 18 2009, Published 1:21 p.m. ET

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If there was ever a doubt of the power Vogue editor Anna Wintour has beyond her magazine, take note: even Oprah bends to her Chanel-clad will.

In a much-buzzed-about 60 Minutes interview with veteran journalist Morley Safer, Wintour revealed her "gentle suggestion" that major mogul Winfrey drop some pounds before appearing on the fashion bible's cover.

"I went to Chicago to visit Oprah and I suggested that it might be an idea that she lose a little bit of weight before she appeared in the magazine," Wintour tells Safer.

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Wintour says it was all for Orpah's comfort, to look her best while gracing the issue.

"She was a trooper, she totally welcomed the idea, she went on a very stringent diet and it was one of our most successful covers ever," said Wintour.

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