Anna Wintour judges fierce voguing competition at Met Museum for Pride


The Met Museum hosted a fiercely historic vogueing competition that showcased the origins of ball culture and was co-judged by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour  ‘Battle of the Legends: Vogueing at The Met,’ took place on Tuesday evening at the David H Koch Plaza and featured some of the most intense rivalries in ballroom. The event is helping celebrate Pride Month in NYC and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, along with honoring the Costume Institute exhibition And while Wintour may have been one of the more famous mainstream faces, several prominent LGBT fixtures also had their hands all over the event  Scroll down for video  ‘Battle of the Legends: Vogueing at The Met,’ took place on Tuesday evening at the David H Koch Plaza at the Met Museum. Anna Wintour (center) was among the celebrity judges who helped decide the winner of the fierce battles Six competitors were chosen to slay, selected by ballroom scene heavyweight and co-founder of the House of Mizrahi – Jack Mizrahi  Performers who struck a pose included: Asia Balenciaga, Bootz Prodigy (left), Dashaun Lanvin, Omari Mizrahi, Tamiyah Mugler (right) and Ty Ebony (center) The event is helping celebrate Pride Month in NYC and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, along with honoring the Costume Institute exhibition (attendees sat on the museum’s step as they waited with anticipation) more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Creature resembling Dobby from Harry Potter caught on CCTV Watch video Cat catches her feline partner cuddling with another cat in China Watch video Old Town miracle! Nonverbal autistic boy hums along to Lil Nas song Watch video Woman intentionally hits two women outside San Antonio bar Watch video Fernando Ricksen speaks about his ‘final appearance’ Watch video Terrifying moment bullfighter is gored and tossed in the air Watch video Public reacts to scrapping of free TV licences for all over-75s Watch video Princess Diana’s goddaughter with Down’s Syndrome dances in Sicily Watch video ‘I don’t remember her’: Lorraine appears to ‘shade’ Esther McVey Watch video ‘Flea-ridden’ foxes wreak havoc in family’s new dream garden Watch video Boris Johnson ignores leadership questions as he leaves his home Watch video Wildebeest evades lionesses with incredible leap in South Africa Six competitors were chosen to slay, selected by ballroom scene heavyweight and co-founder of the House of Mizrahi – Jack Mizrahi Mizrahi has appeared on the hit show Pose, which premiered its second season on Tuesday night Performers who struck a pose included: Asia Balenciaga, Bootz Prodigy, Dashaun Lanvin, Omari Mizrahi, Tamiyah Mugler and Ty Ebony  Wintour was among the ‘panel of icons’ that judged the event.  Mizrahi (left) and style icon Dapper Dan (right) were just some of the notable faces at the extravagant shindig  Jose Xtravaganza, father of the House of Xtravaganza and longtime choreographer, was also a judge during the event (far left) Jose Xtravaganza, father of the House of Xtravaganza and longtime choreographer, was also a judge during the event  Xtravaganza is most known for his work with Madonna and for having appeared in the legendary documentary Paris Is Burning  They were joined by: Kiki executive producer Twiggy Garon, Jujamcyn Theaters president Jujamcyn and style icon Dapper Dan  The winner of the epic battles was crowned the ‘Legend Slayer.’Vogueing is a style of dance that derived from the Harlem ballroom scene of the 1960s but finds its origins in the ballroom scene of the 1980s While its roots could be found in predominantly black and latino neighborhoods, the dance style was catapulted to the mainstream by Madonna 10s across the board! The judges flash 10s up in salute of a stellar performance Looks for days! Fashion was heavily tied to the dance competition as various folks wore intricate outfits Wintour wore a red skirt paired effortlessly with a Vogue magazine top Vogueing is a style of dance that derived from the Harlem ballroom scene of the 1960s but finds its origins in the ballroom scene of the 1980s While its roots could be found in predominantly black and latino neighborhoods, the dance style was catapulted to the mainstream by Madonna

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