“A $28 million tribute is the real thing,” Gregory Long said last night of the figure raised in celebration of his 25th anniversary as president of the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, a museum of plants and a center of education and scientific research. “It’s thrilling such generous people have come together to make these gifts.”
Rumors of Vogue editor Anna Wintour's possible appointment as ambassador to the Court of St. James have triggered predictable umbrage and snark. How would she handle complex negotiations that revolve around the arcana of international law? And isn't it outrageous that high-profile posts go to bundlers and money wranglers rather than seasoned diplomats?
President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, as his next ambassador to either the U.K. or France as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies never out of fashion, according to two people familiar with the matter.