The United Nations Children's Fund relies on $1 billion in private sector
donations for its $3.5 billion global budget, but the U.N. had never before
granted permission to a company to erect a 42,000-square-foot tent on the north
lawn of the U.N. for such a lavish event with a commercial tie-in. Gucci gave
paying guests its limited edition "Gucci Loves NY" handbag, with a big red
heart, costing more than $600 each.
The red-carpet reception drew stars such as Drew Barrymore, Demi Moore
and Ashton Kutcher, Amy Adams, Brooke Shields, Salma Hayek, Djimon Hounsou, Dita Von Teese and UNICEF Ambassadors Tea Leoni and Lucy Liu, followed by a cocktail party with the likes of Donald Trump and media mogul Barry Diller.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
You know what? I really do think that burlesque can save the world...