We first heard about Albright’s attendance via Twitter. She was seated next to Derek Blasberg; had her photo taken by Bill Cunningham, and later posed with Wang herself — which is how the mystery of her presence was explained.
According to Washington Examiner reporter Nikki Schwab, Albright’s granddaughter Ellie is a “big” fan, so presumably Albright pulled some strings on her behalf. There are a variety of reasons we’d love to have Albright as our grandmother, and now front row seats at fashion week is one of them.
UPDATE: We just received the following statement from Albright’s Director of Communications:
I wanted to confirm that she was indeed there with her daughter and granddaughter, who is nine, and has a budding interest in fashion. It was the Secretary’s first fashion show, and she had a wonderful time.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
P.S. Julia Rubin alerted me to this cameo Albright made on Gilmore Girls. Who knew she was such a good actress?