Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Michelle Obama Helps Debut Anna Wintour Costume Center



Being the fashion icon that she is First Lady Michelle Obama was on hand to cut the ribbon yesterday at the new Anna Wintour Costume Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.


"Those of us blessed with the opportunity to succeed have an obligation to reach back and take others along with us,” said First Lady Michelle Obama this morning before cutting the ribbon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s new Anna WintourCostume Center, calling the Vogue Editor in Chief an “inspiration multiplier.” Aerin Lauder, chair and sponsor of tonight’s gala to celebrate the opening of the Center’s inaugural show, "Charles James: Beyond Fashion," remarked, “There is no one more deserving of this honor.” 

It was a sentiment that echoed around the Temple of Dendur, where fashion’s top designers, both established and new-generation—from Oscar de la Renta (one of the event’s cochairs), to Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, toAlexander Wang—gathered for the ceremony. Really it was difficult to think of a designer who wasn’t there.
Source: Vogue Daily  







Photos: Mimi Ritzen Crawford/Bebeto Matthews

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