Anna Wintour on Getting Lost at Kanye West's Fashion Show: 'I Was Really in Tears'

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Beyonce, Kim Kardashian with daughter North and Anna Wintour attend the adidas Originals x Kanye West YEEZY SEASON 1 fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Skylight Clarkson Sq on Feb. 12, 2015 in New York City. 

Although Anna Wintour prides herself on being one of the scariest (albeit most respected) women in fashion, the editor-in-chief of Vogue revealed a behind-the-scenes moment of vulnerability to Seth Meyers that we can all relate to on some level.

As a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday (April 12), Wintour spoke about her experience at Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden, which evidently was a bittersweet experience. 

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Wintour revealed she arrived thirty minutes early to the show, leaving her to stick out like a well-dressed sore thumb as she waited for the Kardashian clan and Jay-Z to arrive. Photographers on hand even got a photo of the editor sitting alone with a blank look on her face, which Meyers joked that people could interpret the wrong way "because of [Wintour's] reputation."

Everyone arrived eventually, and Wintour noted that the show itself was wonderful. However, being the busy woman she is, Wintour wasn't able to stay for the whole show -- but finding an exit proved difficult. 

"I slid into the basement of Madison Square Garden and I was lost there for half an hour asking various people to let me out," Wintour said. "I was really in tears." 

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Eventually, Wintour ran into a security guard who happened to also have coached her son's baseball team -- talk about a coincidence -- and he led the fashionista to freedom. 

Though Meyers found the story amusing, he could not relate to getting lost in the basement of Madison Square Garden, noting: "I don't wear sunglasses inside, so I see exit signs." 

Watch Wintour's interview with Meyers below: 


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