New York | Thursday, June 14th, 2012
President Barack Obama will travel via motorcade–and cause ungodly traffic jams–today as he snakes his way from the Financial District to The Plaza hotel, with a stop in between at a dinner co-hosted by Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The $40,000 a plate supper, to be held at actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s West Village townhouse, will draw 50 guests including Bravo exec Andy Cohen, Meryl Streep and fashion world luminaries Vera Wang, Michael Kors and Kenneth Cole.
But first up is a visit to One World Trade Center that will entail shutting down the World Trade Center PATH station between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. After the dinner, Obama will race up to The Plaza, where singer Mariah Carey will perform at another benefit, tickets to which cost $10,0000. Obama is expected to depart the city late this evening from the Wall Street Heliport, but prime Democrat party bundler Wintour will likely stay put as a tireless Obama cheerleader.