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Anna Wintour Says All Rumors About Her Are 'True'

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For the latest episode of Vogue's rapid-fire interview series 73 Questions, Editor in Chief Anna Wintour is in the hot seat. The whole thing is highly choreographed and almost feels like a Vogue play. There's a mini-tour of the office and special guest appearances by Karlie Kloss, who asks if Anna prefers vintage or new (answer: new), and Oscar de la Renta who, over speaker phone, queries Anna about her favorite flowers (answer: tuberose). Anna remains perfectly poised throughout, and wears sunglasses inside for about half of the video. After the jump, see some of our favorite responses including confirmation of Anna's flip phone ownership and her most hated fashion term; the full clip is above.

What time do you usually wake up? "5 o'clock."
Can you write down the one fashion word you wish everyone would stop using? "Journey."
What is your favorite season in New York City? "Spring."
How do you feel about Brooklyn? "New Silicon Valley."
What's a musical you'd love to have a part in? "Sadly, I can't sing."
Who is your favorite action star of all time? "Hugh Jackman."
If you had to name your biggest phobia, what would it be? "Spiders."
Three items that you always carry in your bag. "I rarely carry a bag."
What's your favorite book? "Pride and Prejudice."
Who's the literary figure who has most inspired fashion designers? "Oliver Twist."
What do you miss most about England? "Humor."
How do you feel about horoscopes? "I hate horoscopes."
If you could make a documentary about anything, what would it be about? "Tennis."
What's the best match ever played? "Roddick vs Federer, Wimbledon, 2009."
What's your favorite cocktail? "I don't drink."
What's your guilty pleasure? "Watching Homeland."
What kind of phone do you have? "A flip phone."
What have you learned from your father being an editor of the Evening Standard? "Perseverance."
What have you learned from your brother as an editor of The Guardian? "Great reporting."
What is your biggest regret? "I don't have one."
What's the least true rumor about you? "They're all true."

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