Monday, May 9, 2011

Seeing Anna

Anna Wintour, Sarah Burton and Stella McCartney at the Met for the Alexander McQueen press preview, May 2, 2011. Photo by Rex Features.

Anyone who’s been reading my blog for awhile must know how much I admire Anna Wintour, Vogue’s Editor in Chief, for her style, her discipline, her gemstone necklaces. So imagine my surprise and delight at the Alexander McQueen press preview at the Met last Monday when a very recognizable bob came into my line of sight. It was just before the remarks given by Thomas P. Campbell, Director of the Met, that Anna came into the room and took a seat in the front row. I couldn’t believe it. I’m in the same room as Anna Wintour? Later, after the remarks from Mr. Campbell, Stella McCartney, Sarah Burton (what a couple of weeks she’s had) and Andrew Bolton, Curator of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, I somehow ended up about five feet from Anna, being besieged by a small crush of photographers (“Over here, Anna!”). She even made eye contact with me.

What to do?

I stopped in my tracks and like a good little fashion journalist took notes on what she wore: silver tweed Chanel suit with silver lapels and cuffs, aquamarine collet necklaces, champagne-colored satin-strapped high-heeled sandals, bare legs, no sunglasses.

She is impossibly glamorous and it was a thrill to see her in person for the first time.

Anna in Chanel at the Met Gala, May 2, 2011. Photo from


sacramento said...

I am so glad for you to meet Anna. I rather meet you any day.
Besos from BerlĂ­n

Glimpse Creations said...

Wow!! Sounds like a dream being at the Met for the McQueen preview and seeing Anna!! I have also been lucky enough to see her a few times at fashion week. She is just so effortlessly calm, cool and glamorous!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I hope the event was a blast in all ways.

I love Anna. She reminds me of a German friend's style, a woman I always admired!

fashionoverfifty said...

You lucky dog you!!!! I mean, I am not into hero worship, and am not a star follower, but HOW EXCITING!!! She is just so chic--love her too. Drink it all in, GF!

jill815 said...

Hi Sacramento, I would love it if we could meet! You are always so kind to me.

jill815 said...

Hi Sarah, I honestly didn't think the Vogue people would be there, since the Gala was that night, so I was surprised to see Anna. I also saw a few other editors I recognized and Laurie Jones, the managing editor. I'm with you, Anna makes it look easy, so glamorous and calm with everyone staring at her!

jill815 said...

Hi Catherine, I've noticed people either love Anna or hate her, there seems to be no in between. I love her style, she does not follow trends, but sticks to what works for her.

jill815 said...

Hi Paula, oh did Anna look so chic in that Chanel suit. You like Chanel, you would've loved this suit! The tweed had silver strands running through it that subtly caught the light. And the silver collar and cuffs sent it to the beyond.