Anna Wintour has left her mark on the world of fashion, and now she’s leaving her imprint on the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yesterday, the New York museum announced its plans to rename The Costume Institute after the legendary fashion maven.
“Anna Wintour’s extraordinary advocacy and fundraising have made this state-of-the-art space a reality,” Daniel Brodsky, the Museum’s Chairman, said in a statement.
Following a complete renovation, the Anna Wintour Costume Center will include a 4,200-square-foot main show room plus a state-of-the-art costume conservation lab, and an intricate fashion reference library.
The Vogue Editor-in-Chief has served as a Trustee of the Met since 1999 and has been credited as the driving force behind the wildly successful Alexander McQueen exhibit. She’s also turned The Costume Institute’s annual fundraising gala into one of the city’s top society events.