First lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaThe Hill's 12:30 Report Depleted Dems look to Senate for 2020 nominee Would it be legal for Trump to give his son-in-law a White House gig? MORE 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.