ANNA WINTOUR AND HUMA ABEDIN ARE HOSTING A PRE-FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOW FUNDRAISER WITH CHELSEA CLINTON

2016-8-31 fashion Fashion

Anna Wintour wears a Marc Jacobs-designed Hillary Clinton T-shirt with daughter  Bee Shaffer at his fall/winter 2016 show in February. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris
Fundraising is one of Anna Wintour's many talents, and she hasn't been shyabout her support of the Democratic party and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, particularly since the former Secretary of State announced her candidacy in April 2015. (Wintour is also reportedly serving as Clinton's unofficial wardrobe consultant.) With a little more than two months left until the national election, Wintour is stepping up to the plate once again. But instead of hosting an intimate gathering at the home of powerful friends with deep pockets in Los Angeles, the Hamptons or Paris — as she's done in the past — the Vogue editor is bringing together Clinton's supporters in the fashion industry for a fundraising rooftop runway show at Spring Studios in New York City, two days before the official start of fashion week. 

While the evening's special guest will be Chelsea Clinton, Wintour's official co-host for Sept.is Huma Abedin, Clinton's top aide, Wintour's frequent co-host and current star of a six-page feature in Vogue's September issue. In addition, a whole host of designers will be present and contribute designs to the runway show, including Joseph Altuzarra, Public School's Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne, Eva Fehren, Prabal Gurung, Brett Heyman, Marc Jacobs, Pamela Love, David Neville & Marcus Wainwright, Monique Péan, Tanya Taylor, Thakoon, Diane von Furstenberg and Jason Wu. Tory Burch and Georgina Chapman, who have both hosted fundraisers for Clinton before, will also be in attendance. Several of the aforementioned designers have already shown their support for Clinton by designing fundraising merch the campaign calls the "Made for History" collection.

Of course,  While a standing room only ticket is just $100, one front row spot will run you $2,700 — and that's without access to the VIP reception. For those looking to make a night of it, a "Hillsquad Package" of five front row tickets, VIP reception and rooftop party access clocks in at $25,000. 

The candidate herself is not announced to attend, but she might be in town. Clinton is scheduled to speak at the The Commander-in-Chief Forum live from New York City the following evening. 

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