Fashion’s elite will find time to show support for Barack Obama at the “Runway for Change” event at Charles Nolan’s Chelsea studio tonight.
Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour is scheduled to make an appearance along with “Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker. Vogue’s Sylvana Soto-Ward and Andre Leon Talley, who is throwing an event later this evening to fete Jennifer Hudson, will also be in attendance, but the Obamas won’t be.
The 425 person event is sold out, with supporters paying $250 a head to attend and the more generous shelling out $5,000 a head for a VIP party at 6:30.
Merchandise by Tracy Reese, Michael Bastian, House of Dereon, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs , Nanette Lepore, Vera Wang, Rag & Bone, and Juicy Couture will also be for sale to support the campaign.
Tonight’s event follows one Talley and Wintour hosted June 17 at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. gallery in Chelsea where Catherine Malandrino, Erin Fetherston, Cynthia Rowley, Lisa Airan, Thakoon Panichgul, Ralph Rucci, Julie Gilhart, Amanda Brooks, Iman, Chris Benz, Yigal Azrouël and others were introduced to Michelle Obama. The Vogue pair then joined Calvin Klein in hosting a private dinner with Michelle Obama at Klein’s apartment.
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