Anna Wintour obviously would never descend into the netherworld of stinky puddles and pizza-munching rats — much less allow herself to be photographed doing so, horrors — unless she had a worthy cause to promote and lots of pretty people to keep her company. But luckily for all of us who love a good celebrity subway story, today she had both! To kick off a new tourism campaign for the U.K. titled "GREAT," she braved the grime with some other British fashion people — Victoria Beckham, Hamish Bowles, Marchesa's Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman, and Tamara Mellon, among others — and posed for pictures in Grand Central. (Of course, any dubious characters playing the bongos or telling Michael Jackson jokes were cleared off the platform beforehand.)
If you're wondering why Anna looks so distraught in this picture, it's because a train wrapped in the British flag was supposed to pull up to the platform for the photo op. But, as anyone who takes the subway would predict, the train was late, reportedly much to Anna's chagrin — although if there's one person who'd be immune to Anna's powers of intimidation, it'd be a New York City subway operator. Anyway, the train finally got there, photos were taken (of course no one actually rode the train, silly), and then everyone dispersed and got themselves pore-cleansing facials post-haste.
Most Viewed Stories
It’s Harder to Be Thin Than It Was in the ’80s
Why Do I Jerk Awake Right As I’m Falling Asleep?
From Up Close, Raf Simons’s Vision for Dior Is Clear
Michelle Obama: No Boy Is Cute Enough to Keep You From Getting an Education
A Pregnant Supermodel Explains What She Eats
The World’s Easiest Way to Highlight Your Face
Meet the Prom Queen of Instagram
Selfie Sorority Uses Media Frenzy for Good Cause
‘Truly Ugly Guy With Glasses’ Is Europe’s Most Virile Man
Stop Time-Traveling to Such Lame Eras, Losers
From Our Partners
Tinder is Trash
The Day I Told The Ugly Truth About My Marriage
How This Woman Lost 30 Pounds After Years of Ignoring Her Weight Gain
You Should Be Sleeping With Your Hair In A Bun–Here’s Why
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Fashion FeaturesFrom Up Close, Raf Simons’s Vision for Dior Is Clear
And don't count John Galliano out at Margiela yet.5 Things I Want to Wear From Paris: Part 2
Cropped sweaters, a spangled skirt, and more.Jaden Smith and Kesha Partied This Week
Along with Cindy Crawford, Anjelica Huston, Rita Ora, and Lena Dunham.Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Partied in Balmain
Plus: more highlights from Paris Fashion Week's parties, including Jared Leto.See All the Street Style From Paris Fashion Week
Featuring wooden platforms, velvet robes, and floor-length ponchos.Who Won Best-Dressed at Milan Fashion Week?
Another city, another people's choice Peacock.See Our Exclusive Portfolio From Paris Fashion Week
Photographer Tomasz Lazar's latest dispatch from Fashion Month.Style Smackdown: Olivia Pope vs. Cookie Lyon
Judging the best looks from this week's episodes.Never Mind the Feminist Sound-Bites, Rick Owens Just Showed His Best Clothes Yet
Gymnast models symbolizing "women supporting women" wore mature yet spontaneous looks.Grace Jones Is Having the Wildest Book Tour Ever [NSFW]
She flashed crowds at her signing in New York.
The designer is showing his newest collection in a video.All About Dior’s Spring 2016 Show
Rihanna, lavender walls, and pointy flats.Cecilia Dean on Her Latest Immersive Fashion Project
A downtown art event with DVF and Proenza Schouler.Dior Built a Huge Flower Wall for Its Show
Just breathe that in.The Selfie-Stick Fashion Generation
Today’s young designers focus too often on their feelings.Rick Owens Dressed Models in ... Other Models
Harnesses were involved.And Now, Celebrity Wax Figures Dressed in Lederhosen
And other Austrian garb. It's Oktober!Nicki Minaj Has the Most-Liked Photos From MFW
And other tidbits from Instagram.Bella Hadid Wants to Compete in the 2016 Olympics
The model is also an accomplished horsewoman.4 Things I Want to Wear From Paris: Part 1
From embellished pastel coats to the perfect pair of high-waisted jeans.