Usually the front rows at the Fashion Week shows are reserved for A-list celebrities and major magazine editors.
So it was a little odd for Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State who is known for her brains and diplomacy, but not necessarily her fashion sense, to score a front row seat at yesterday’s highly coveted Vera Wang show.
Turns out the former Secretary, who is now a professor at Georgetown, has her 9-year-old granddaughter to thank for the front-row view.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, the youngster won her tickets at an auction in San Francisco, and decided to bring her grandma along.
Taking in the preshow scene at Lincoln centre, Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State, was clearly getting a kick out of this new experience. “There is a good mood here and we need a good mood now,” she said.
Before the lights went down, she took a few photos with Wang, whom she knows personally. “Vera is real example of a woman who has achieved in this country,” she said.
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