Most celebrities would be content to wrangle three or four of their A-list brethren to show up at the benefit for their pet cause. Madonna managed to bring out the entire index of people who appear in Us Weekly. At the United Nations Wednesday night for her Raising Malawi/Unicef benefit, cohosted by Gucci, there were Kabbalists (Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore), Scientoligists (Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes), divas who would normally be considered the competition (J. Lo and Gwen Stefani), designers by the truckload (Donna Karan, Narciso Rodriguez, and Diane von Furstenberg), and enough moguls to host a panel at Sun Valley (Jeff Zucker, Donald Trump, and Barry Diller). Not to mention Gwyneth Paltrow, P. Diddy, Alex Rodriguez, Amy Adams, Debra Messing, Drew Barrymore, and Rosie O’Donnell. “That’s what friends do for each other,” said the comedian who arrived at the party around 7 p.m. as the photographers went snap snap snap. Even Martha Stewart was walking around the joint with a digital camera. “It’s for my blog,” she laughed. “People love to look at pictures.”
For further coverage, see Friday’s WWD.