Every so often, it comes in handy that we are subscribers to both Vogue and Sports Illustrated, because eventually the twain always meet. Such was the case Friday afternoon at rag & bone, where Anna Wintour (and daughter Bee Shaffer) were moved from their original front row seats and placed right next to a snazzy-looking Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat — whose name we admittedly, at first, kept accidentally botching as “Dwayne Wayne,” as in the bespectacled geek from A Different World whose sunglasses flipped up into regular glasses. (Don’t pretend you haven’t made the same mistake yourself.) This spawned several fantasies of Anna Wintour joining forces with him to design a similar line of shades but in her signature giant size. Alas, it’s not to be. If only Anna knew how good it could have been. Yeah, yeah, an Eastern Conference Championship is nice and all, but will it protect your eyes? Will it, Mr. Wade?
In fact, the show’s front rows were basically sponsored by the NBA. Dwyane, who became the cheerful meat in an Anna/Hamish Bowles sandwich, was joined right before showtime by newly minted Knick Carmelo Anthony. The dapper hat-clad forward, who looked like he’d come straight from a Man Men-themed photoshoot, swept in with his wife, LaLa Vasquez, who appeared to be wearing even more makeup than a Kardashian. The couple greeted Dwyane politely and scored an introduction to La Wintour before being seated to half-mug, half-cuddle for the cameras — one of which appeared to be filming them, presumably for LaLa’s Full Court Life. We just hope Anna Wintour makes the cut so she can achieve the American dream of adding that to her IMDb page.