New York | Monday, February 20th, 2012
As Oscar Sunday approaches, there is one Haute 100 lister that’s popularity seems to have a direct relationship to the nearing of the festivities. So to say, Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair, is on pretty much everyone’s short list of people to cozy up to–in fact he said requests for invites have been pouring in by the hundreds in the past couple weeks. Carter sounded off about the legendary party to Bloomberg BusinessWeek:
“Only 500 people are invited and requests to be on the list come in by the hundreds. Let’s just say that a few weeks before the party, the staff of Vanity Fair is everyone’s best friend,” Carter told Bloomberg.
For those who did not yet receive an invite; if there’s a will then there is a way. Charitybuzz.com, which runs auctions for nonprofits and philanthropic causes, is offering two tickets to the magazine’s after party. The bidding ends today and proceeds will go to a Los Angeles charter school. The highest tender as of yet: $16,000. The ticket has, in the past, gone for $100,000.
The soiree is held at Sunset Tower Hotel, and draws the likes of Mick Jagger, Natalie Portman, Tom Hanks and Quentin Tarantino. Guests linger until 3 a.m. “hatching deals, exchanging business cards, flirting, lying about how they loved the other person’s last movie,” Carter previously wrote.