"Remember what it used to be like? You couldn't exactly be Venus Williams or a Spice Girl and be in capital S Society.
You know who opened up society more than anyone? Anna Wintour. She made
fashion not about rich people, but about talented people. It isn't a
race, it isn't a religion, it is a meritocracy and Anna started giving
dinners for people like that, especially The Costume Institute
fundraiser every spring."
-- Isaac Mizrahi, on fashion's historical