Anna Wintour went on The Colbert Report last night, presumably to talk up the Met Gala and the Costume Institute’s new Prada/schiaparelli exhibit. But the show’s pernicious host managed to get the iconic editrix to open up about a few surprising topics:
Colbert: Is there ever a time when you can not care about fashion? Do you ever say to yourself, “to hell with this,” and just put on a pair of zebra-striped sweatpants, go to Long John Silver’s and just lose yourself in a pile of batter-fried shrimp?
Wintour: Well, I haven’t done it recently, but maybe now that you suggest it, perhaps I should try it?
Colbert: Perhaps you and I could go bobbing for French fries!
Wintour: Why not? It’s a date!
We would seriously pay good money to see that date.
Wintour also suggested Colbert “take a few more risks” with his fashion and revealed there were “tears in the office at Vogue today” after President Obama’s announcement in support of gay marriage.
The last time someone cried at Vogue was when an intern accidentally ate the last wintergreen Tic-Tac for lunch.