Wintour looks like half a million bucks

By Laurie Bennett

August 29, 2011 at 10:46am

Gotta love this headline from Politico: “The bundler wears Prada.”

The bundler is Vogue editor Anna Wintour and the lucky candidate is President Barack Obama.

Wintour is known not only for her keen fashion sense but for her fundraising prowess.

JAnna Wintour
Anna Wintour

She has raised millions for the Met Costume Institute, and was a fundraiser for Obama’s 2008 campaign.

Politico reports that she is among 27 supporters who’ve agreed to tap their wealthy friends and colleagues to give a total $500,000 to the 2012 campaign. Wintour has already brought in more than $300,000 - three times the amount she raised in the last race.

Those attending a fundraiser hosted by Wintour and Harvey Weinstein this month included Vera Wang, Alicia Keys and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The president expressed his gratitude to Wintour in January by inviting her to the state dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao.

He also named her to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

The committee happens to be quite a landing place for Obama bundlers. We count nine others who hold seats. (See the Muckety map above.)

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