Anna Wintour Tells Obama Supporters 'Don’t Be Late' (Video)
If you saw The Devil Wears Prada, then you know she’s not to be ignored.
That’s what the Obama campaign is counting and why they’ve released a video in which the fashionista-in-chief—long-time Vogue editor Anna Wintour—urges the president’s supporters to step up and take part in an online contest to win a pair of tickets to a June 14 fundraiser in New York City. Wintour, international fashion’s reigning arbiter of taste, is co-hosting that event with Sarah Jessica Parker at the actress’ Manhattan home.
“Hi, I’m Anna Wintour,” the editor says as the camera zooms into a close-up, “and I’m so lucky in my work that I’m able to meet some of the most incredible women in the world, women like Sarah Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama. These two wonderful women and I are hosting a dinner along with the president in New York City to benefit the Obama campaign.”
Wintour has long been an enthusiastically active Obama backer and, along with her close friend Harvey Weinstein, one of the president’s leading New York fundraisers. Campaign officials hope the online contest to attend the June 14 dinner will build on the success of a similar online drawing for tickets to the recent Obama fundraiser at George Clooney’s house in Laurel Canyon.
“It will be a fantastic evening and you can join us,” Wintour says in the video. “We’re saving the two best seats in the house for you. . .Sarah Jessica and I both have our own reasons for supporting President Obama and we want to hear yours, so please join us.”
In a final nod to the memorable film character she inspired, Wintour admonishes viewers, “just don’t be late.”