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Michelle Obama Tapped for Anna Wintour Costume Center Opening

The First Lady is set to cut the ribbon for the Costume Institute’s new center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

GRAND OPENING: On May 5, Michelle Obama will officially open the Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center. The First Lady is set to cut the ribbon for it at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The event will take place on the morning of the annual Costume Institute gala, and Obama will also speak at the ceremony.

It was unclear at press time if the First Lady is also attending the gala, which celebrates the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” exhibition.

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This story first appeared in the April 24, 2014 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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