Anna Wintour: The Met Gala Queen
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By Lauren Kaplan May 05, 2014
At 1990's "Theatre de la Mode" with Donna Karan.
In 1993 at "Diana Vreeland: Immoderate Style" with Calvin Klein and Si Newhouse.
In 1997 at the Costume Institute's Tribute to Gianni Versace with Andre Leon Talley.
In 1999 at "Rock Style" with Elizabeth Hurley.
Wearing Christian Dior haute couture in 2003 for "Goddess."
Wearing Christian Dior in 2004 for "Dangerous Liasons: The Art of Seduction."
Wearing Chanel couture for "Celebrating Chanel" in 2005 with Shelby Bryan.
Wearing Christian Dior couture in 2006 for "Anglomania."
Wearing Chanel couture in 2007 for "Poiret: King of Fashion."
Wearing Chanel couture in 2008 for "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy."
Wearing Chanel couture in 2009 for "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion."
Wearing Chanel couture in 2010 for "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity."
Wearing Chanel couture spring 2011 for "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty."
Wearing custom Prada in 2012 for "Impossible Conversations: Schiaparelli and Prada."
Wearing custom Chanel Couture spring 2013 for "Punk: Chaos to Couture."
The time is near, and we can feel the excitement building around what is perhaps the most highly-anticipated red carpet event in the fashion industry. The Met Gala is just one of Anna Wintour's claim to fame, but it is undoubtably the most exquisite. She's been the woman to woo if you want an invitation, and naturally, she's the one to impress. But we, as faithful fashion onlookers, are always eager to see what Ms. Wintour has up her own sleeve--and we mean that literally. Which designer she chooses, how well she adheres to the gala's theme and whether she'll ever stray from her signature bob are all questions we ask ourselves in the hours (okay, weeks) leading up to this momentous occasion. And for old time's sake, we couldn't help but take a walk down memory lane to remind ourselves just how long it took Anna Wintour to become the Anna Wintour.Read More ↓