Fashion dominatrix Anna Wintour has climbed out of her shell to support the Human Rights Campaign’s “New Yorkers for Marriage Equality” with a 31-second promo spot.
“As far as I’m concerned, having the right to say ‘I do’ is as fundamental as the right to vote,” she says in her clipped English.
The British-born editor-in-chief of fashion bible Vogue magazine, a position from which she’s ruled the fashion world since 1988, is often said to be icy, aloof and indifferent.
But she makes a “good faith” plea on behalf of the cause, which has also drawn support from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, Julianne Moore and former CNN talking head Larry King.
The video is set to be aired on the site of the Human Rights Campaign.
Wintour appears to be in her office and looks into the camera as she begins her piece.
“I’m Anna Wintour in support of Marriage Equality,” she pronounces, tossing her head and flipping her signature helmet coif ever so slightly.
“As far as I’m concerned, having the right to say ‘I do’ is as fundamental as the right to vote.
“The time is now. Please join me in supporting marriage equality for all New Yorkers,” she says.
Then, the video cuts to a New York Street scene that looks like the 72nd St. area on the West Side.
A number of fashion industry personalities have also been featured, including Marc Jacobs, Kenneth Cole and Michael Kors.
Gay marriage legislation is currently pending in the New York state legislature and has been endorsed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
A vote is expected in June, and political insiders give it a good chance of passing.
Check out Anna below: