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Michelle Obama to Cut Ribbon for Anna Wintour Costume Center

The First Lady has been enlisted to take part in the MET Museum's new wing.
Michelle Obama to Cut Ribbon for Anna Wintour Costume Center
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Our fashion forward First Lady is set to cut the ribbon to open The Costume Institute’s Anna Wintour’s Costume Center.

The center, which has just undergone a two-year renovation, will open its doors Monday, May 5. 

Michelle Obama will speak at the ceremony alongside Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum, Thomas P. Campbell, Founder and Creative Director of AERIN, Aerin Lauder and Harold Koda, Head Curator of The Costume Institute. 

Students from the Fashion Institute of Technology and the High School for the Fashion Industries will also be in attendance. 

The First Lady and Vogue Editor Anna Wintour have worked together in the past, as Mrs. Obama has been featured on two Vogue covers. Wintour was also a key fundraiser for the reelection campaign. The news of the First Ladies involvement in the opening of the center has sparked speculation about whether she will attend the Met Ball scheduled for that evening. 

The official ceremony will take place at The Metropolitan Museum of Arts Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing at 11 a.m. on Monday May 5.