The American first lady and the most powerful and recognized face in fashion Anna Wintour embraced on Monday, May 5, with Wintour showing rare emotions during the morning event.
Michelle Obama arrived in NYC this morning to pay her tributes to fashion’s most enduring name, and the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue magazine.
Michelle attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Wintour’s Costume Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. The unvieling was scheduled for the morining of the 2014 Met Gala, which is also held at the museum, in the evening.
Obama, who is credited to be one of the most fashion-minded first ladies since the days of Jacqueline Kennedy, has already featured on the cover of two Vogue issues: March 2009 and April 2013.
Michelle was all praise for Wintour as she opened the costume center, saying that she is here today because of Anna. The first lady was wearing a forest green and cream floral printed Naeem Khan dress.
Michelle said that she was very impressed by Anna’s contributions not only as a fashion designer but also to the Met museum, saying that the place was for anyone who cared about fashion and its impact on culture and history.
Wearing a Chanel dress for the occasion Wintour spoke about her own admiration for the first lady, saying that she had emerged as this enigmatic and strong woman with a great personal style, further adding that like some DC civilians she isn’t afraid of fashion and doesn’t believe that to be a working woman one has walk around in brown paper bag, whatever that meant.