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The Anna Wintour Costume Center and Charles James: Beyond Fashion Opening Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting

At a ceremony this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama cut the ribbon officially opening The Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center, which has just undergone a two-year renovation. 

Speakers included First Lady Michelle Obama; Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum; Aerin Lauder, Founder and Creative Director of AERIN, sponsor of the inaugural exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion and this evening’s Costume Institute Benefit; and Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute. 

Photo caption: Thomas P. Campbell, First Lady Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour, and Emily K. Rafferty at the Met’s Anna Wintour Costume Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. 

Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Don Pollard 

Link to the exhibition press release: Charles James: Beyond Fashion
Link to the Charles James: Beyond Fashion page on the Met website

For additional images and more information: (212) 570-3951: communications@metmuseum.org

The exhibition is made possible by AERIN.
Additional support is provided by Condé Nast.
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May 5, 2014

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