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Michelle Obama Will Open The Anna Wintour Costume Center

Michelle Obama at the ribbon cutting for the American Wing At Metropolitan Museum Of Art in 2009, image via Getty
Michelle Obama at the ribbon cutting for the American Wing At Metropolitan Museum Of Art in 2009, image via Getty

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Anna Wintour tapped the First Lady for the official ribbon cutting of the Costume Institute's new Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. WWD reports that Michelle Obama will speak at the event, which is happening on May 5, the morning of the annual Costume Institute gala.

But WWD isn't sure if Obama will also attend the gala celebrating American couturier Charles James. Anna Wintour wanted "more exclusivity and high fashion" this year, so what better gala guest could you get than the First Lady? But Page Six reports that the security required for her attendance might inconvenience other guests.

In other MObama news, the First Lady is trying her hand at primetime TV. Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. for Michelle Obama's cameo on Parks and Recreation on NBC, and then on May 7, at 10 p.m. for yet another TV cameo on ABC's Nashville.
· Michelle Obama Tapped for Anna Wintour Costume Center Opening [WWD]
· Michelle Obama to endorse Anna Wintour ahead of Met Gala [NY Post]
· Michelle Obama to Guest Star on 'Parks and Rec' and 'Nashville' [InTheCapital]
· Met Gala Update [Racked]