Published on June 13th, 2012 | by tomkolovos1
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Gosling rescues Plushie, the “Pets for Obama” dog, at Chicago Runway to Win fundraiser. Sort of.
You may have read this headline in The Independent this morning: “The fashion ambassador: is Anna Wintour set to become Barack Obama’s woman in London?”
You may have read this headline from The Cut blog: “Chanel Iman Replaced Iman at Anna Wintour’s Runway to Win Event Last Night.”
But I’m quite sure you have not read this: aControlledSubstance.com EXCLUSIVE report on last night’s event in Chicago.
Let’s start with Anna Wintour’s opening remarks:
“I’m Anna Wintour, and I’m thrilled to be here. Before I make my remarks, I just want to tell you a little story, something that happened to me earlier this year. I was down in Washington for a meeting, and then I got a call … asking if I would meet with Ambassador Matthew Barzun, who is the national finance chair for the [Obama] campaign. And I had never met the ambassador before, so I thought, Oh, I’m sure he wants to talk to me about what folks say up in New York about the campaign or hear what I’m doing in terms of fund-raising or my views on Europe. And I did all my homework, and I went to our lunch with a big file, and he sat down and he said, “I want to talk to you about pets. Pets for Obama.” He said, “I’ve been so impressed with everything that the design community has done for the campaign, that I really think that they should now design a collection for pets.” So I then went back to New York and persuaded Marc Jacobs to do Bark for Obama [she held up a plush toy dog wearing an Obama sweater as the crowd cheered] and Thakoon to do a fantastic leash and collar. So, if you haven’t purchased one tonight, please do. That was my first meeting with the ambassador.” Anna Wintour
Tom Kolovos is EIC of aControlledSubstance.com and will not be rescuing any animals at the Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker fundraiser in New York city on Thursday, primarily because he was not invited.
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