One evening last summer, Anna Wintour outfitted her home with extra air conditioners to host a dinner for the president and a whole host of fashion people, who paid $30,400 a piece to attend and to lend their fiscal support to Obama and the Democrats. This year, she's partnered with Harvey Weinstein to host the same type of dinner for the POTUS, though it will be at Weinstein's house instead of hers, and the price per couple is $71,600. The event is said to be sold out, with $2 million raised! And the guest list includes not just the fashions, but entertainers like Gwyneth Paltrow and Alicia Keys.
From "Page Six":
"Anna calls, they come running," said a source. "The fashion people have to contribute" — which they apparently did despite the market being in free fall this week.
Yes, but why wouldn't they want some face-time with Obama? Even if it costs a year's worth of NYU tuition? Must be a real arm twist. The dinner takes place August 11.