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The Woman Who Once Ran the Met Gala Has Been Hired to Plan the Trump Inauguration

Melania and Donald Trump with Stephanie Winston Wolkoff in 2011. Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

The woman who famously cooed “No money, no come-y,” into the phone to a potential Met Gala guest is now making a hairpin turn into politics.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who was tasked with planning the Met Gala for over a decade, is going to be working on the Trump inauguration, according to a “Page Six” report.

The news comes as Donald Trump is in the midst of making some controversial cabinet appointments, and since Winston Wolkoff is a friend of Melania Trump’s, this is the closest the future First Lady will probably come to a cabinet appointment of her own.

Winston Wolkoff — who left Vogue in 2009 to run the Lincoln Center arm of New York Fashion Week, and subsequently founded her own creative agency — is now advising inaugural committee chair Tom Barrack, per the report. Considering how The First Monday in May made it look, planning the inauguration may be less of a challenge than getting a bunch of celebrities to stay off their cell phones.

Met Gala’s Former Event Planner Hired for the Inauguration