>> From Bee Shaffer's latest column:
When I was 11 years old and my mother [Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue] was getting ready for the [Costume Institute Ball at the Met] - which that year had a rock and roll theme - she had a Christian Dior haute couture embroidered fur gilet to wear over her dress. Ten minutes before she was due to leave, she put the gilet on, but couldn't close it. Half an hour later, and after her editor-at-large, André Leon Talley, and her hair stylist and her make-up artist had all tried, I gave it a go - and was, of course, able to do it up after one attempt.
That said, I kind of think the off day started when Anna decided to wear an embroidered fur gilet.