Anna Wintour’s Strict Food Demands For The Met Ball Are Hilarious
By Galore Girl
The 2016 Met Ball is tonight and while we don’t know yet what’s going to be the biggest story of the evening, a new documentary called “The First Monday in May” sheds light on all the ridiculous preparation that goes into the yearly event.
In the movie, Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour watches over, rather meticulously, the Met Ball seating chart, menu, decor, and basically everything else needed to pull off fashion’s biggest night. And in a New York Post interview, Anna’s previous events planner Stephanie Winston Wolkoff explains just how much the editor in chief is involved. And it’s a lot…
“We’d be in our gowns and picking up tables and sweeping the floors if there’s garbage,” said Stephanie. “Anna does that too.”
Anna picks up trash in her Met Ball gown? O. M. G. Mind. Blown.
One former Vogue employee even told The Post that Anna had actually banned parsley from being served because “you don’t want that stuck in your teeth.” It doesn’t stop with parsley either, the same goes for garlic and onion. Oh, and an appetizer like bruschetta is completely out of the question. “It can fall easily on your gown,” the source said. Uhhh… so can trash?
The ex Vogue employee also revealed that Anna didn’t like the food from last year’s event. Apparently, Anna felt as though it “didn’t look particularly sophisticated.” Dammit parsley!!!
“Anna does it like the head of state,” says another source. “She wants it to be as near [as] possible [to] a perfect party. She wants to mix people up — the dazzle glamour of Beyoncé next to Kim Kardashian next to Lady Gaga with Alexander Wang.”
Okay, so what can we call learn from this? Well, parsley is out of style, the most poppin’ famous people all sit at the same table, and it’s okay to pick up trash if you’re wearing a ballgown. Oh, how the world of fashion makes zero sense!