Last Night’s Met Gala: Gap, Oprah, and the American Woman

Last night was the Met’s annual Costume Institute Gala, and this year’s theme was “The American Woman.” This meant Oprah, who cohosted, plus lots of designer collaborations with the Gap, whose Patrick Robinson was the evening’s third cohost.

Further reflections on Americana: The American Woman is polite–according to Cathy Horyn, most guests “did their best to heed Anna Wintour’s e-mail messages to be on time”–but she is also fun-loving. Winfrey told the AP that she looked forward to “having a few shots of tequila.”

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