US first lady opens Anna Wintour costume centre
Published on May 6, 2014 6:06 AM
NEW YORK (AFP) - First Lady Michelle Obama paid glowing tribute on Monday to Vogue fashion legend Anna Wintour, as she cut the ribbon on New York’s US$40 million (S$50 million) renovated costume centre named in her honour.
Wearing a stunning, green floral dress by the Indian-born Naeem Khan, Mrs Obama inaugurated the Anna Wintour Costume Center at a celebrity-studded ceremony at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“The truth is I’m here today because of Anna. I’m here because I have such respect and admiration for this woman, who I am proud to call my friend,” Mrs Obama said.
The first lady, beloved by the American fashion world for her elegance, said the centre would be a source of learning and inspiration for young people interested in the fashion industry.
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