Anna Wintour’s Presidential Soiree
BATD ON Jul 29, 2010 AT 3:09 pm
Imagine two of the world’s most powerful people under one roof. Who would they be? Last night, in New York City, posh power went political as Anna Wintour, American Vogue editor-in-chief, threw quite the soiree in her Manhattan home, attended by President Barack Obama.
The dinner has been deemed a Democratic fundraiser, and at £19,500 per ticket, some serious funds were most definitely raised. This isn’t the first time Anna Wintour, the “unofficial mayoress” of New York City, has thrown her financial and political weight around. She also backed President Obama for his candidacy in 2008 by co-hosting a party with Calvin Klein, André Leon Talley and Shelby Bryan in honour of then First Lady candidate Michelle Obama. But those ticket prices came in at £1,300 for the reception and £6,400 for the dinner—hardly a comparison to last night’s extravagant dining event.
About 50 people paid the ticket price and sat in the midst of posh and political power. It is rumoured that the gathering included long-time fashion liberals Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. More details on who made the cut to get into Anna Wintour’s home are unlikely since the Obama camp doesn’t let reporters inside events where he “merely mingles with the monied crowd” anymore. ‘Tis a shame indeed.
What can be seen is President Obama’s appearance on “The View,” which is set to air on ABC today. This was the first time a residing president has appeared on daytime television, and the episode also marked the return of Barbara Walters to the show after her heart surgery in May.
If you want a sneak preview of President Obama on “The View,” watch the video clip. If you want to know what happened in Anna Wintour’s townhouse, too bad.