By Justin Sink
First lady Michelle Obama will jet to New York City on Monday for the ribbon cutting of the new Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art — and a pair of Democratic fundraisers.
Wintour, the editor of Vogue, is a top fundraiser for the president and was rumored last year as a possible ambassador pick. According to the New York Times, she raised the fourth-most of any Obama bundler during the 2012 campaign.
Wintour raised approximately $125 million for the costume institute, according to the Met, funding a two-year renovation of the institute's library, conservation laboratory, research areas, offices, and exhibition galleries.
“Anna Wintour’s extraordinary advocacy and fundraising have made this state-of-the-art space a reality,” said Daniel Brodsky, the museum's chairman, in a statement. “She has the rare ability to rally diverse groups across a wide range of industries to support The Costume Institute so it can educate and inspire visitors from around the world.”
Monday afternoon, the first lady will attend a pair of closed-press fundraisers in New York City benefiting the Democratic National Committee. The DNC has not yet released details about where those fundraisers will be held or the cost to attend.