Bee Shaffer Debuts Her Huge Engagement Ring at the 2017 Met Gala Alongside Fellow Vogue Royalty Fiancé Francesco Carrozzini
Anna Wintour's daughter, who's engaged to the son of the late Vogue Italia editor-in-chief, made her first public appearance as an engaged woman
Bee Shaffer, the 29-year-old daughter of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, is always one to watch on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala red carpet. It certainly doesn’t hurt that her mother has co-chaired the gala for decades, thus ensuring Shaffer gets her pick of beautiful dresses for the night. (She’s made our best-dressed list on more than one occasion for just that reason!)
But this year, the spotlight was especially bright on the producer for Late Night with Seth Meyers, for good reason: She recently announced her engagement to fellow fashion royalty Francesco Carrozzini, the son of late Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, and this marks their red carpet debut as a couple — as well as the first outing of her brand-new sparkler.
Shaffer’s new hardware appeared to have a vintage feel, consisting of one center stone encircled by many smaller stones and set on a yellow-gold band. To walk the carpet, she wore an ivory Alexander McQueen gown consisting of a scooped neckline and long train, and featuring a patchwork of different watercolor prints. She added a wreath necklace and drop earrings, and plaited her hair in a loose, low braid. Her fiancé wore a sharp, double-breasted blue tuxedo.
Shaffer and Carrozzini’s mothers were close, longtime friends, but the couple didn’t start dating until 2016. Rumors of their relationship circulated in the fall, when Shaffer attended a screening of Carrozzini’s documentary about his mother, Franca: Chaos & Creation (he’s a filmmaker and producer). Their engagement was revealed to the public in March, when Shaffer appeared on friend Selby Drummond’s Instagram story sporting a large diamond on her ring finger.
Though details about their relationship remain scarce, one thing is sure: Shaffer’s wedding dress is going to be stunning (we have our predictions!) and that’s going to be one well-dressed guest list.