Anna Wintour finally reveals why she ALWAYS wears sunglasses – & it’s incredible

She can make or break a fashion designer as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue.

And last night all eyes were on Anna Wintour as she graced the Met Gala red carpet.

The fashion legend paid a sweet tribute to her long-time friend Karl Lagerfeld with her gown.

The Chanel feathered dress was the last one made for Anna by Karl before he passed away in February.

But her involvement is far more than walking the red carpet.

Anna has presided over the Met Gala, when the great and good from the A-list all flock to New York, since 1995.

And she has the final say over every, single person who attends.

Despite the glitz and glam of last night's extravaganza, the iconic editor was, as always, wearing her trademark sunglasses .

In fact her look has become almost as famous as she has.

But the reason she's rarely pictured out of her shades isn't purely a fashion choice.

Oh no, for the fearsome editor it's much more than that.

As Vogue editor since 1988 Anna is certainly a busy woman.

There are few of the top fashion shows where she hasn't been snapped in the front row.

All this while running one of the globe's most successful magazines has to take its toll.

And that's not to mention all those fashion secrets she has to keep – and all those careers she can make or break.

Anna explained to CNN's Christine Amanpour that she finds her sunglasses "incredibly useful because you avoid people knowing what you're thinking about."

She added: "They help me when I'm feeling a bit tired of sleepy.

"Any maybe they've just become a crutch in part of who I am."

Not even sitting next to the Queen on the front row at Richard Quinn's London Fashion Week show in 2018 could persuade Anna to remove her shades.

She also revealed in a 2009 interview: "They are seriously useful.

"I can sit in a show and if I am bored out of my mind, nobody will notice. At this point they have become, really, armour."

Back in 2015 the Vogue editor was trolled on Twitter for refusing to take her sunglasses off throughout the whole of the Oscars ceremony.

However, Anna did ditch her trademark shades just once – when she was made a Dame in 2017.

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