The guests wined and dined for $40,000 a plate to show their support for Obama in the next election, as well as show off some fantastic styles. Parker played up her Sex and the City fashion sense in a lace ¾ length cocktail dress and some glitzy accessories including a studded necklace and a large-and-in charge diamond ring. Other guests donned sleek gowns, bright and tight dresses, and suits galore.
During the dinner, Obama made one of his notoriously natural and smooth speeches, where he stressed the fact that the economy is still hitting the American public hard and leaving many struggling everyday. According to ABC News, Obama spoke of the challenges facing the upcoming election saying, “We’re going to have to fight for it because the American people are tired; they’ve gone through a very tough economy. They’re still having a tough time. And that’s why this election is going to be close.”
The fundraiser was a success as it raised over $2 million for Obama! A job well done by SJP and Wintour!