Fashion-forward Obama heads to the Big Apple
President Barack Obama heads to New York on Thursday for a fashion makeover of his campaign war chest. Well-known decorators, actors and artists will be in the crowd when Obama attends a reception at the home of his White House decorator to raise money for the Obama Victory Fund. Tickets range from $10,000 to $35,800.
Among the hosts of the event:
Michael Smith, who will provide the venue for the event, became the image-meister for the First Family's home in 2009, when the Obamas appointed him to redecorate the residential quarters;
Smith's partner, James Costos, an HBO executive
Michael Kors, another American fashion designer who sometimes has the first lady for a model;
Actress Mariska Hargitay of the Law and Order SVU television series, who has helped Obama with his campaign against domestic violence;
Other big name co-hosts include Lyor Cohen, the North American chairman and CEO of recorded music for Warner Music Group; Elizabeth Redleaf, film producer and founder of Werc Werk Works; Glen Senk, former Urban Outfitters CEO, and and Margaret Russell, editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest.
According to ABC News, this event is the cap to a big New York fundraising swing for Obama. He is expected to attend three other fundraisers before this reception. Including:
- Another private reception with 100 guests. Tickets for this event start at $5,000.
- A $35,800-per-plate dinner at French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Kitchen. Eighty supporters are expected to attend this event.
- A gala reception hosted by big names such as Deepak Chopra and Russell Simons, which Sunlight reported about earlier. Tickets for this event range from $1,000 to $38,500.