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 Glam.com.