Anna Wintour paid her favorite late night television host, Seth Meyers, a visit on Tuesday night to talk about the upcoming Met Gala, as well as to promote "The First Monday in May," a new documentary about putting the event together, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday. Wintour and Meyers have proven their great rapport on many occasions, and while the Vogue editor didn't make the host cry this time around, she was as wry as ever while discussing the inner workings of her magazine, what typically goes through her mind when she's watching a fashion show and her misadventures at Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3.
As the story goes, she arrived at Madison Square Garden early, as is customary for her, and was seated alone in a giant VIP section — waiting for the Kardashians and Jay-Z to arrive — until just before the "migrant chic" fashion show began. After about 45 minutes, she wanted to sneak out after Jay-Z, but she lost her way and ended up wandering the basement of MSG scared and alone for half an hour. Wintour admits she was reduced to tears, but a kind security guard (who, in a weird twist of fate, used to be her son's baseball coach) saved the day. Hear Wintour tell the harrowing tale herself below.
In regard to the Met Gala, Wintour gives Meyers an overview on how the all-important seating chart gets made, the challenges of the detailed production and whether she actually has fun once the event begins. Well, spoiler, it doesn't sound like it. "I'm really worrying about why the receiving line's going so slowly, why so-and-so hasn't arrived, and... that was quite an interesting dress," she explained. But luckily, she has full control over who's sitting at her own table. "This year I have sat myself next to Tim Cook and Idris Elba, so I think I'm going to have a lot of fun."
You can watch the interview in full on the "Late Night" website.