‘We just struck up a conversation, and it was an instant attraction’: Mayor Eric Adams is in with Anna Wintour and the Fashion Week crowd

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Now they can call him the catwalk mayor.

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Mayor Eric Adams has raised eyebrows for his regular night-crawling activities, which have made him a fixture at Zero Bond and led him to refer to himself as the “nightlife mayor”.

But Adams is sewing herself into a more glamorous industry: the fashion world.

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Last Thursday night, Adams welcomed the city’s fashion establishment at the Gracie Mansion and began New York Fashion Week with a ceremony co-hosted by Anna Wintour and CFDA chief Steven Kolb. Attendees included Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Wes Gordon and Tory Burch.

“You are the exclamation point of New York. They say if you look good, you feel good, so we know we feel good tonight, because you all look great,” he told a large crowd According to WWD, He also praised Wintour, calling her “the angel who wore Prada.”

Mayor Eric Adams addressed the well-heeled crowd that included Michael Kors, Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg.
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Last February, Adams sat next to Wintour on the Michael Kors show.
In February, Adams sat next to Wintour on the Michael Kors show.
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Adams is known for both her love of the red carpet and her swaggy style. He favors impeccably tailored suits, patterned blazers and a diamond studded earring. In February, he attended both the Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors shows with Wintour, helping him earn a coveted invitation to the Met Gala—an event he had been “dying to go to for years” with a friend. told The Post last spring.

During his speech, he defended his late arrival and flamboyant style and spoke about the financial contribution of the fashion industry to the city.

“People thought this city was a 9 to 5 city. It was just a flannel-suit city. And suddenly January 2022 comes and the mayor comes and says he is the nightlife mayor,” he said.

Adams is surrounded by Vogue boss Anna Wintour at Gracie's Mansion last week.
Adams and Wintour at the Gracie Mansion last week.
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He said: “New York is back. We’re alive. We’re going to bring the artistic energy we’re known for and the diversity of this city. This Fashion Week we’re about to go and know you There are $600 million jugglers – only this week. If we had a Super Bowl here it’s double that. Bring you [a stronger] Economy for the city – 100,000 employees, $100 million in tax revenue.

He also said that Wintour, whom he considers his friend, has been like this for a long time.

“We just started a conversation, and it was an instant fascination,” Adams told the editor of the New York Times of the Vogue. “You know, you can message Anna at 1 a.m. and you’re going to get an instant response.”

Adams became a walking billboard at the Met Gala where she wore a tuxedo jacket emblazoned with custom art from artist Laolu Senbanjo.
Adams became a walking billboard at the Met Gala where she wore a tuxedo jacket emblazoned with custom art from artist Laolu Senbanjo.
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Adams chats with designer Michael Kors after the designer's show in February 2022.
Adams chats with designer Michael Kors after the designer’s show in February.
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In another interview with WWD, she refuted the notion that fashion was frivolous, saying she has long used clothing to advance her platforms and initiatives. At the Met Gala, she wore a tuxedo adorned with custom art by Nigerian artist Laolu Senbanjo that read, “End gun violence.”

And in 2010, Adams, a state senator, put up two billboards in Brooklyn, urging people to “stop procrastinating” with an online message: “If you lift your pants you can raise your level of respect.”

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