Anna Wintour looks unimpressed as she is asked to provide ID upon entry to a New York theatre

Even with her trademark black sunglasses on, Dame Anna Wintour has one of the most recognisable faces in the world.

But that didn’t prevent her being asked to provide photo identification to gain entry to a theatre show in New York.

And, judging by her expression, the American Vogue editor-in-chief was not impressed.

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Oh no: Even with her trademark black sunglasses on, Dame Anna Wintour has one of the most recognisable faces in the world, but that didn’t prevent her being asked to provide photo identification to gain entry to a theatre show in New York

‘It did seem to be a case of ‘Don’t you known who I am?’ remarks one observer.

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Dame Anna, 72, who is said to have inspired Meryl Streep’s fearsome editor in hit film The Devil Wears Prada, had to present proof of Covid vaccination in order to enter the venue.

While she had no problem showing her vaccine card, a health compliance worker then asked for photo ID, a protocol for all attendees.

Unimpressed: And, judging by her expression, the American Vogue editor-in-chief was not impressed

Reaction: ‘It did seem to be a case of ‘Don’t you known who I am?’ remarks one observer

A video recording of the incident shows a publicist quickly jumping in to let the health worker know it was OK for Wintour to be let in without proof of ID.

Anna was out to see the play Oh God, A Show About Abortion on its opening night, at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Alison Leiby’s one-woman play has been lauded by critics for its powerful message, relatability and timely relevance to the current political situation.

Rules: Dame Anna, 72, who is said to have inspired Meryl Streep’s fearsome editor in hit film The Devil Wears Prada, had to present proof of Covid vaccination in order to enter the venue

Pandemic: While she had no problem showing her vaccine card, a health compliance worker then asked for photo ID, a protocol for all attendees

The show’s run comes as the US Supreme Court looks set to overturn a landmark ruling that effectively legalised abortions across America, handing the power to decide whether or not to permit the procedure back to individual states.

A draft legal opinion, which was leaked to Politico, reveals five Republican-nominated judges – a majority of the court’s nine judges – are in agreement on the issue which would be enough to force a change in the law — though their decision is not final until the ruling is officially published.

Partisan fighting over the issue began almost immediately after the leak, with Democrats vowing to defend abortion rights while Republican lawmakers demanded a probe into the leak as they denounced it as an attempt to ‘intimidate’ the justices into changing their minds.

Pulling strings: A video recording of the incident shows a publicist quickly jumping in to let the health worker know it was OK for Wintour to be let in without proof of ID

Important topic: Anna was out to see the play ‘Oh God, A Show About Abortion’ on its opening night, at the Cherry Lane Theatre

Neal Katyal, a former acting US Solicitor General under former President Barack Obama, said: ‘This is the biggest step back for women in decades. 

‘It will have proven consequences. You can have now a flat ban on abortion in any state.’

In the leaked document, conservative Justice Samuel Alito writes that Roe v Wade – the 1973 Supreme Court ruling which found that excessive state regulation of abortion is unconstitutional – was ‘egregiously wrong from the start’ and ‘must be overruled’.

Oh God A Show About Abortion – WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING… 

James Wilson – Talkin’ Broadway

‘Over the course of the evening, nearly every joke lands, and the laughs come fast and furious even when she is talking about what people would rather not talk about.’

Jason Zinoman – The New York Times 

‘Without a trace of didacticism, she finds humor in the messy, confusing, sometimes banal experience of an unwanted pregnancy and an abortion.’

Helen Shaw – Vulture

‘Alison Leiby’s comic monologue at the Cherry Lane Theatre, a mild comedy-special-in-search-of-itself, doesn’t have the spark that a solo show like this needs. So it’s handy that Leiby is offering it to an audience already on fire.’

Raven Snook – TimeOut 

‘Although Leiby spends most of the show center stage with a microphone, quipping to the converted, director Lila Neugebauer helps transcend its comedy-club origins to become a compelling journey with clear emotional beats’.

Gillian Russo – New York Theatre Guide

‘She should really rename her show Oh Good, A Show About Abortion, and all types of people should bear witness to it. Her story is more necessary now than ever. ‘

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