TODAY — Michelle Obama will help open the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newly renovated Costume Institute during a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday in New York.
The first lady was scheduled to speak at a ceremony for the revamped gallery, now named the Anna Wintour Costume Center after the editor-in-chief of Vogue. Obama has twice graced the cover of the magazine, which once dubbed her “the first lady of fashion.”
The Anna Wintour Costume Center will be the home to exhibition galleries, a library, a conservation laboratory, research areas and offices, according to the museum, which recently finished a two-year renovation of the center. The center’s inaugural show is dedicated to master couturier Charles James. The famed designer is credited with creating intricate and ornate pieces as well as inspiring everyday wear like the infinity scarf, the wrap dress and the down jacket.
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