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Designer Vera Wang stopped by Secret Service at White House

Designer Vera Wang has dressed some of the most famous people in the world. But that counts for nothing when trying to get into the White House, apparently.
Designer Vera Wang has dressed some of the most famous people in the world. But that counts for nothing when trying to get into the White House, apparently. AP

Get ready to “insert joke here,” because the Secret Service apparently stopped designer Vera Wang as she tried to enter the White House Wednesday night.

And yes, she was invited.

Wang and J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons were there for a reception following Michelle Obama’s Fashion Education Workshop.

Sources tell the New York Post’s Page Six that Secret Service agents “pulled Vera and Jenna aside and out of the line because of an issue with the guest list. After being held 20 minutes off to the side, they were both finally allowed in, but it was embarrassing.”

Said the source, in the quote of the week: “A knife-wielding intruder can make it into the White House, but they stop Vera Wang?”

Wang, known for her red-carpet and bridal gowns, won a lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers last year.

The White House incident was apparently triggered by some mix-up over identification that attendees were supposed to have sent before arriving. “For some reason the Secret Service had the wrong information for Vera,” a source told the Post.

A Secret Service spokesman declined to comment.

That’s probably best.

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