Anna Wintour is known to have an icy reputation as the hard-hitting editrix of Vogue. But during a stop at Late Night with Seth Meyers she shared the harrowing tale of the time she cried — at a fashion show. And no, this is not an elaborate joke like her last Late Night appearance.
It all went down at Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 fashion show in February. As she describes it, she got there “very early” as she tends to do (she’s always prompt), and she was waiting in the VIP section alone for 30 minutes, saying she felt “abandoned” and “embarrassed.”
Eventually her seatmates arrived (which were none other than the Kardashian/Jenner family and Jay Z). After 45 minutes into the show, she noticed Jay Z slipped away, so she decided to do the same — except she sneaked into the basement of Madison Square Garden instead of the exit.
She says she was lost for 30 minutes and reduced to tears before being saved by a security guard/baseball coach who recognized her because he used to coach her son. [Insert “there’s no crying in baseball” joke here.]
And if you’re wondering (we know you are) her review of the Life of Pablo concert and “migrant chic” fashion show was: “wonderful.”
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Wintour was on Late Night to promote the new documentary, The First Monday in May, which chronicles the making of the notoriously stylish Met Gala, otherwise known as the “Super Bowl of social fashion events” and “Fashion prom.” The doc opens the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday.
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— Colleen Kratofil