The Met Renames The Costume Institute After Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour headshot - P 2013
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Anna Wintour headshot - P 2013

Who else, if not the most influential person in fashion, to have the Costume Institute changed to the Anna Wintour Costume Center.

Is Anna Wintour going after world domination? Quite possibly. The Vogue editor-in-chief was named Conde Nast artistic director last March, and will be featured in Ovation's The Fashion Fund, a series following the Vogue/CFDA endowment that began 10 years ago supporting emerging designers. Now, she'll share her name with one of the most celebrated spaces in fashion.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art will rename the Costume Institute as the Anna Wintour Costume Center, reported The New York Times. Wintour -- a Met trustee for 15 years -- has helped raised about $125 million for the Costume Institute, and of course, takes part in hosting fashion's version of the Oscars, the Met Gala.

The Anna Wintour Costume Center will open May 8, after the Met's two-year, nearly $40-million renovation, which Wintour helped raise funds for. According to the Times, the inaugural exhibition, "Charles James: Beyond," will include a "newly designed 4,200-square-foot main gallery; updated costume conservation laboratory; and expanded study and storage facilities."