Anna Wintour Bans A Met Ball Sculpture


As you may already know, this year’s Met Ball extravaganza will be hosting a Punk theme, to coincide with the opening of the Costume Institute’s latest spring exhibit “Punk: From Chaos to Couture.”

When it comes to encompassing high fashion and a punk aesthetic, no one does it better than Vivienne Westwood. Being such a forerunner in the fashions that are being honored at the Met’s exhibit, you would think that the designer would be a focal point of honor at the Met Ball.

Well, no exactly. Apparently, a 40-foot Styrofoam sculpture of the naked, 72-year-old Dame was supposed to be a focal point of the ball, until Anna Wintour vetoed the idea on the basis that it would be a “needless distraction.”

The piece was set to be interactive, with guests choosing graffiti images to be projected on to the sculpture. That honestly seems like a pretty cool piece, and the projections would mot certainly take away from the fact that the sculpture was of a, well, matured naked woman.

Unfortunately, Anna Wintour is… well, Anna Wintour. She gets exactly what she wants when she wants, so the project and installation was out in a snap. Could there be some kind of issue between the two fashion mavens? Or is Anna Wintour more conservative than she would appear (is that possible)?

Ally Batista | Elite.

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