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Gap and Oprah Join Vogue for 2010 Costume Institute Gala

Just in time for Fashion Week, WWD reported this morning on details for the 2010 iteration of one of industry’s biggest nights out, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala. Oprah Winfrey and Gap creative director Patrick Robinson will co-chair the May 3 event alongside Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Robinson’s presence as a co-chair comes as little surprise, as Gap joins Condé Nast in financing the party and exhibition for the next go-round. The exhibition in question was also announced: “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” will chronicle the evolution of fashion’s influence on American women from 1890 to 1940. The show will run May 5 through August 15, and will be the first comprised of pieces from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, acquired by the Met this past January.

After Vogue event director Stephanie Winston Wolkoff departed the magazine this summer, the 2010 gala will be the first produced by new director Sylvana Soto-Ward.


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