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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. Credit: AP / Bebeto Matthews

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.

"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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