Anna Wintour News

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces an Annual Attendance of 6.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that 6.2 million people—from New York City, the tri-state area, across the United States, and 187 foreign countries—visited the Museum during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. For the third year in a row, attendance at the Museum has exceeded six million—the highest levels of visitorship since the Museum began tracking admission statistics more than 40 years ago. The number includes attendance at both the main building on Fifth Avenue and The Cloisters museum and gardens in upper Manhattan, the branch of the Metropolitan devoted to the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. The Cloisters experienced a remarkable 50% increase in attendance in the past fiscal year, attracting nearly 350,000 visitors. (more...)

Fashion One to Go Behind the FASHION CAPITALS of the World in New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Fashion One, the premiere fashion, entertainment and lifestyle international broadcaster, puts focus on the major fashion capital cities in a brand new special series. Featuring New York, London, Milan, and Paris delve into the fashion industry's movers and shakers of today. From the cities' power players to the history behind these fashion empires, get "in the know" with Fashion Capitals. (more...)

The Met Museum Presents DEATH BECOMES HER: A CENTURY OF MOURNING ATTIRE, 10/21-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, The Costume Institute's first fall exhibition in seven years, will be on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Anna Wintour Costume Center from October 21, 2014 through February 1, 2015. The exhibition will explore the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Approximately 30 ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, will reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century. (more...)

Costume Institute's Fall Exhibition Will Focus on Victorian and Edwardian Mourning Attire, 10/21 - 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, The Costume Institute's first fall exhibition in seven years, will be on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Anna Wintour Costume Center from October 21, 2014 through February 1, 2015. (more...)

Solo Show RYAN RAFTERY IS THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN FASHION to Play at Joe's Pub on 8/11 & 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Ryan Raftery's sixth solo show, 'Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion' will open at Joe's Pub this August. (more...)

Meryl Streep to Portray Opera Legend Maria Callas in HBO Adaptation of MASTER CLASS
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Meryl Streep will take on the role of iconic opera diva Maria Callas in an upcoming film adaptation of Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play MASTER CLASS for HBO. (more...)

#Trending: Nate Silver Meets Anna Wintour in New Trend Spotting Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

PULA, Italyand TURIN, Italy, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As the $36 billion trend spotting movement continues to gain momentum, iCoolhunt is launching its Nextatlas technology in the U.S. to deliver data-driven inspiration and help brands transform trend detection into commerce. The online service gives businesses a unique way to identify emerging consumer trends by marrying social data from Tumblr with the expertise of 30,000 active trend spotters worldwide and will soon include Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Leading global brands including luxury car manufacturerMaserati, financial service group Allianz and others in the fashion, retail, design, creative consulting, media and food industries are already using Nextatlas to stay on-trend. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kenneth Branagh & More Celebrate Opening Night of MACBETH at Park Avenue Armory
by Walter McBride - Jun 06, 2014

Kenneth Branagh's highly-anticipated New York stage debut in an immersive and visceral staging of Macbeth at the Park Avenue Armory officially opened last night, June 5. Branagh is a five time Academy Award nominee and will be making his NY stage-debut in this production. The production also stars Alex Kingston who is well-known for her role in Doctor Who, as well as Richard Coyle, Scarlett Strallen, Tom Godwin, Edward Harrison, Dylan Clark Marshall, and Kate Tydman. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

MUST WATCH VIDEO: RIHANNA Accepts Fashion Icon of the Year Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

Fashion Photo of the Day 6/3/2014: Rihanna
by Rachel Stone - Jun 03, 2014

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), along with Swarovski, hosted their annual CFDA Fashion Awards last night. This year's Fashion Icon Award was awarded to Rihanna byVogue editor in chief, Anna Wintour. Wintour praised the singer for her ability to tell captivating stories through the boldness and beauty of clothes. Rihanna thanked members of the audience: 'the designers, the models, and everyone else who has inspired me.' You can view her exceptance speech here. (more...)

The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Film director and screenwriter John Waters was the host for the evening. For the thirteenth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski. (more...)

Museum Mile Festival to Offers Free Museum Admission & More, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Now celebrating its 36th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival (www.museummilefestival.org) takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception. Festival attendees can walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting nine of New York City's finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening. The Museum Mile Festival's opening ceremony takes place at 5:45 pm at The Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street). Traditionally, the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and other city and state dignitaries open the Festival. (more...)

FASHION POLICE's 'Spring Fever' Continues Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2014

“Fashion Police” is continuing its 'Spring Fever' celebration this May with big shows, exciting guests, outrageous fashion and hilarious commentary from the team! “Fashion Police's” fierce foursome, which includes host Joan Rivers along with Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos, take on spring and get everyone geared up for summer with new shows each week! (more...)

Rida Khan Leaves Fashion TV to Re-Launch Style TV
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Rida Khan, the CEO of Fashion TV, has left to become the President of Style Network Channel. Khan purchased Style TV for an undisclosed amount and plans to re-launch it in the North American market coming to cable and Dish this October 2014. The result of the programming will be a mix of Style Network programming and Fashion TV programming. (more...)

MUST WATCH VIDEO: CHARLES JAMES Exhibition at Costume Institute
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute examines the career of the legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906-1978). Charles James: Beyond Fashion explores James's design process, focusing on his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today. Approximately seventy-five of James's most notable designs will be presented in two locations-the new Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery in the Anna Wintour Costume Center as well as special exhibition galleries on the Museum's first floor. (more...)

MUST WATCH VIDEO: Cynthia Rowley Secretly Films Met Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Designer Cynthia Rowley dared to secretly film Monday's Costume Institute Galawithout Anna Wintour's approval. (more...)

VIDEO: Sarah Jessica Parker & Anna Wintour Critique Met Gala Fashions on LATE NIGHT
by - May 08, 2014

Fashion icons Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to discusss the prestigious Met Gala. (more...)

Met Museum's Costume Institute to Reopen with Charles James Exhibition, May-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that the inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute in spring 2014 will examine the career of legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906-1978). Charles James: Beyond Fashion, on view from May 8 through August 10, 2014 (preceded on May 5 by The Costume Institute Benefit), will be presented in two locations-The Costume Institute's new galleries as well as special exhibitions galleries on the Museum's first floor. (more...)

Met Museum to Designate Space in The Costume Institute as the 'Anna Wintour Costume Center'
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that the Museum will designate the space occupied by The Costume Institute as the Anna Wintour Costume Center. The complex has been completely redesigned and renovated and will reopen on May 8 with the inaugural exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion. The Anna Wintour Costume Center will house the Department's exhibition galleries, library, conservation laboratory, research areas, and offices. The curatorial department itself will continue to be called The Costume Institute. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Met Gala's Best Dressed
by BWW Special Coverage - May 06, 2014

Last night was the night: the 2014 Met Gala, the annual fundraising to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. It also celebrates the opening of the Institute's annual fashion exhibit which dictates the theme for what has become the 'it' social event of the year. (more...)

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