Michelle Obama, designers honor Vogue's Anna Wintour ahead of Met Gala

First lady Michelle Obama, left, embraces Vogue editor

First lady Michelle Obama, left, embraces Vogue editor Anna Wintour at a dedication ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. Photo Credit: AP / Bebeto Matthews

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First lady Michelle Obama made Anna Wintour cry on Monday, but they were tears of joy, as the ever-fashionable FLOTUS cut the ribbon opening a new section of the Met Museum that will bear Wintour's name.

Almost every major name in fashion -- Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Vera Wang, Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Alber Elbaz, Zac Posen, you get the idea -- was at the event to pay respects to Wintour. The Vogue editor has helmed the acclaimed Met Gala for the past 16 years, raising millions of dollars for the museum.

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"Now I know Anna hates being the center of attention, and this is probably killing her," Obama said. "But we're loving it."

The new space -- part of the museum's Costume Institute -- includes exhibition space, meeting rooms and lots of storage. The institute currently holds 135,000 objects that span five centuries. And you thought your closet was packed.

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