'Roger's the Most Elegant Player,' says Anna Wintour

Life at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open

Fashion icon Anna Wintour and reporter Brane Jevric in the player’s lounge at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open.

Brane Jevric

Fashion icon Anna Wintour stopped by the Indian Wells Tennis Garden player’s lounge on a stormy Saturday during the 2012 BNP Paribas Open.

The famed editor of American “Vogue” had coffee with Roger Federer and his wife Mirka and then stayed to watch the Federer vs. Nadal semifinal match.

Wintour, a longtime friend and confidant of Federer’s, wore her trademark dark sunglasses and a blue sweater with white pants. Sans bodyguards (a rare occurrence), she granted www.palmspringslife.com an exclusive interview (also a rare occurrence), as she visited with Mirka after Roger left.

When asked about the world’s most elegant tennis player, Wintour pointed at Mirka.“Well, Roger’s wife is standing right here,” Wintour said with a smile “Yes, of course, Roger’s the most elegant, the most chic, the most interested in fashion, and also the best tennis player.”  

Wintour generously offered a fashion statement to www.palmspringslife.com on tennis attire. “I think those who wear clothes on the court that are a little bit simpler usually look the best.”

Wintour has been spotted watching tennis at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, NY, but this was her first time at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. “I’m just glad it stopped raining,” she teased.

A legend in the fashion industry, Wintour is believed to be the model for the main character in the book-turned-to-film “The Devil Wears Prada.” She was also depicted in the 2009 documentary “The September Issue.”

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