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The Definitive Guide to Anna Wintour’s Assistants, Past and Present

Name: Adriel Saporta. Status: Assistant from 2011 to 2013. Education: Comparative literature degree from Yale University. Family Heritage: Daughter of Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of the Miami City Ballet and a former principal dancer at the New York City Ballet. Prior Work Experience: Managing editor and later editor-in-chief of Yale’s online feminist magazine, Broad Recognition. She also served as the editorial assistant to Barney Rosset, former owner at Grove Press. Life After Anna: Adriel left Condé Nast to became the assistant to Mark Subias, head of the theater department at United Talent Agency. Noteworthy Project: Last year, she was the lead producer in the off-off Broadway play Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman, which was reviewed by The New York TimesTwitter Handle: @ARSaporta


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Name: Rey-Hanna Vakili. Status: Current assistant. Education: Yale University with a degree in global affairs and political science. Dated: Australian model-actor Jason Dundas on and off for five years. Instagram Handle: @reyvakili


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Name: Lily Stav Gildor. Status: Current assistant since 2014. Education: Brown University with a degree in art history and visual arts. Prior Work Experience: Internships at LACMA, Gagosian Gallery and Black Frame PR. Instagram Handle: @lilystav


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Name: Lili Göksenin (pictured center in the photo below). Status: Current assistant since 2013. Education: New York University with a degree in social and cultural analysis. Prior Work Experience: Program and communications coordinator at The White House Project, administrative assistant at SYPartners and executive assistant to V.P. at Hearst Digital Media.


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