>> Did Anna Wintour actually request the Vogue staff to wear dresses in shades of white, silver, or other pale colors to the Costume Institute Gala, as previously reported?
A breakdown of the staff's dress of choice, by the colors:
White: Associate Market Editor Devon Schuster, Associate to the Managing Editor Genevieve Bahrenberg, Features Associate Stephanie LaCava
Silver: Anna herself, Contributing Editor Lauren Santo Domingo (above left)
Pale shades: Fashion Market/Accessories Director Virginia Smith (above right), Contributing Editor Marina Rust Connor, Director of Special Events Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
So, it would seem the reports are true, except that Beauty Director Sarah Brown wore a less-than-pale Giles dress, Senior Market Editor Meredith Melling Burke wore a dark-colored gown, Senior Accessories Editor Filipa Fino went with navy, and both Executive Fashion Editor Phyllis Posnick and Creative Director Grace Coddington went with black.
Hmmm . . . The score is 10 for, 5 against . . . but it does seem like there are an awful lot of light colors for the missive to not have happened. Maybe Anna just requested staff to go light or dark, no brights?