New York got its Oscar party early as a star-filled Hollywood supper club took over Alice Tully Hall last night, with prime spots occupied by Madonna, Alibaba executive vice chairman Joe Tsai and Bank of America investment banking vice chairman Cary Thompson.
Rumors of Vogue editor Anna Wintour's possible appointment as ambassador to the Court of St. James have triggered predictable umbrage and snark. How would she handle complex negotiations that revolve around the arcana of international law? And isn't it outrageous that high-profile posts go to bundlers and money wranglers rather than seasoned diplomats?
President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, as his next ambassador to either the U.K. or France as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies never out of fashion, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Alexander McQueen, the fashion designer who took his own life last year, received a tribute at London’s Ritz Hotel, heralding a show of his work at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and a fundraising gala.
Steven A. Cohen , head of SAC Capital Advisors, arrived with his wife, Alexandra, who wore red open- toed shoes that matched the carpet leading in to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Penelope Cruz entered with Oscar de la Renta, Beyonce with Jay-Z.