Anna Wintour gets misty-eyed as Michelle Obama honors her at the Met

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Anna Wintour gets misty-eyed as Michelle Obama honors her at the Met
First lady Michelle Obama, right, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour appear at a dedication ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center, Monday, May 5, 2014, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama speaks onstage at the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama speaks onstage at the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama (L) and Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour attend the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
Vogue editor Anna Wintour, second from right, Metropolitan Museum director Thomas Campbell, left, and museum president Emily Rafferty, right, looks on as first lady Michelle Obama cuts the ribbon at a dedication ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center, Monday May 5, 2014, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen attend the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
Photographer Mario Testino attends the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
Aerin Lauder, Founder and Creative Director of AERIN, speaks onstage at the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney and Alber Elbaz attend the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
Designer Oscar de la Renta attends the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
Franca Sozzani and Donatella Versace attend the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
Designers Calvin Klein (L) and Ralph Lauren attend the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
Fashion designers Calvin Klein, left, and Carolina Herrera, center, stand with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney at a dedication ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center, Monday, May 5, 2014, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Fashion designer Zac Posen attends a dedication ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center, Monday May 5, 2014, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Fashion designers Diane von Furstenberg, left, and Ralph Lauren appear at a dedication ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center, Monday, May 5, 2014, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Fashion designer Tracy Reese arrives at a dedication ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center, Monday May 5, 2014, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Designer Michael Kors attends the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Iris Apfel attends the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
Andre Leon Talley attends the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
Designer Marc Jacobs attends the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Designer Vera Wang attends the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Grace Coddington attends the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Designer Tory Burch attends the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Hamish Bowles, Stella McCartney and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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2014 is the opening of the newly refurbished and named $40 million Anna Wintour Costume Center. The annual Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is largely focused on two big names this year: Anna Wintour for the new center, and the work of Charles James, the designer chosen to be the focus of the first exhibit.

Our First Lady, Michelle Obama, was at the unveiling of the new Costume Center this morning. She gave a short speech, starting off: "I'm here today because of Anna Wintour," and cutting the ribbon. She looked lovely in a forest green floral printed Naeem Khan dress. She addressed the students in the crowd, many from FIT, as she spoke of the impact the new center will have on education, saying "you're here because we want you to dream bigger."

Touchingly, the First Lady's speech melted the Vogue editor known for her, well, "icy" demeanor. Wintour got teary eyed as Mrs. Obama spoke.

Most of fashion's elite was in the crowd -- from Oscar de la Renta and Tory Burch to our favorite twins (the Olsens, duh!) -- there to support one of the most influential women in the industry. Click through the gallery above to see all of the attendees at this morning's unveiling, and check back for more coverage from tonight's red carpet!
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