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2009 January 7

Rumor of the Week: Anna for Ambassador!

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(NEW YORK) If the extremely insider rumors are to be believed, could Anna Wintour, the first lady of American fashion, be in the running for an official post in the Obama administration--like, say, an ambassadorship to England or France? Granted, her résumé lists all the qualifications--flawless organizational skills, an enviable Rolodex, hostessing experience to spare. (Think a State dinner is tricky to finagle? Then consider the Costume Institute gala.) Not to mention that the Vogue editor's faithful friends like Karl Lagerfeld will surely become fixtures at state dinners--lending a new layer of glitz and exclusivity to official affairs. Perhaps she'll meet with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy during couture?
ASHLEY BAKER




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