|Anna at the Girls Season 3 premiere, January 2014. Photo by Andrew H. Walker.|
She’ll always have the Met.
It was announced yesterday by The Metropolitan Museum of Art that the newly renovated galleries for The Costume Institute will be renamed The Anna Wintour Costume Center. It opens May 8, 2014 with the inaugural exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion (and oh yes, I will definitely be there).
The complex is being named in Anna’s honor because of all her efforts to raise money ($125 million to be exact!) for The Costume Institute since 1995.
It made me laugh last year to read the speculation that Anna was hoping to be made an ambassador to England after Obama’s re-election campaign, in thanks for her fundraising efforts with his second presidential bid. Why would she ever want to be ambassador to England when she is the Queen of the Fashion (and Magazine Publishing) World? Even when she is no longer Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Condé Nast named her as Artistic Director over its entire organization, and now the chief wing of The Costume Institute, with its exhibition galleries, library, conservation library, research areas, and offices will bear her name.
I’d take all that over an ambassadorship too. Talk about power!
|Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images North America.|
I am kind of digging the coat she recently wore to the Girls Season 3 premiere. Let me know what you think of it.