A high-powered, intimate, $71,600-a-couple fund-raiser for President Obama hosted by Anna Wintour and Harvey Weinstein will be held at the movie mogul’s New York home next week.
The expensive affair — billed on an invitation obtained by Page Six as a “small dinner and discussion” — is planned to bring together heavy-hitters from the worlds of fashion, movies and finance at the West Village home of Weinstein and his fashion designer wife, Georgina Chapman, on Thursday. It had been scheduled for July 18 but was postponed because of the debt ceiling debate.
A source told Page Six the exclusive event has been sold out and raised over $2 million. Among those confirmed to attend are Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, Lyor Cohen, Tory Burch, Alicia Keys and Quentin Tarantino.
Madonna was also invited, but won’t make it Thursday due to “a personal commitment,” said her rep.
Last summer, Wintour threw an Obama fund-raiser at her Greenwich Village home for 50 guests, at $30,400 per head, which drew Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, Andrew Rosen and Andre Balazs. The Vogue editor-in-chief is expected to draw some of the same crowd.
“Anna calls, they come running,” said a source. “The fashion people have to contribute” — which they apparently did despite the market being in free fall this week.
Donors at Weinstein and Wintour’s shindig will be forking over $5,000 to the Obama Victory Fund with the rest going to the Democratic National Committee. Another source said the event would be limited to “four tables,” giving each high-paying guest some quality time with the president.
An Obama official told us: “The president will travel to New York on Aug. 11 for a fund-raising event. This event was rescheduled from a previously postponed trip earlier in the summer.” Reps for Weinstein and Wintour didn’t get back to us. [Page Six]