Forget the latest phone technology or Prada pumps, Anna Wintour got politics for her birthday yesterday. American Vogue's Editor-in-Chief was named to President Obama's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She's joined by a handful of 'private' citizens including Sarah Jessica Parker, Edward Norton, architect Thom Mayne and former New York City Ballet dancer Damian Woetzel. The committee, which works with both the National Endowment for the Arts and for the Humanities, works to achieve "economic revitalization through the arts" and guarantee the arts don't become an afterthought in America. We love Anna and we love the arts and we hope time in Washington (if this involves time in Washington) inspires her to get a bit more creative in New York.
'What's That Jacket, Margiela?': Ten of the Best Fashion Lyrics in Hip-Hop
This information might come as a surprise to the folks over at Vogue Italia, but rappers have been vocal about their love for high-end fashion labels for years. And the love affair continues. On Nicki Minaj's latest album, Pink Friday 2: Roman Reloaded the bewigged rapstress shouts out Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour: When I'm sitting with Anna, I'm really sitting with Anna / Ain't a metaphor punchline, I'm really sitting with Anna / Front row at Oscar de la Renta, posture / Ain't a b*tch that could do it, not even my imposter And even more recently, fashion fanatic Kanye West boasted about his fashion exploits on his new track "Theraflu", from dinner with Anna Wintour to racing go karts with Anja Rubik: