Sarah Jessica Parker and SATC creator Darren Star to host Obama fund-raisers
New York: ‘Sex and the City’ star Sarah Jessica Parker and series creator Darren Star will be competing against each other as they host separate fund-raisers for President Obama in New York on Thursday night.
Parker has teamed up with Vogue editor Anna Wintour to throw a party at the West Village townhouse she owns with Matthew Broderick, while Star, along with Architectural Digest editor Margaret Russell, is hosting an event at The Plaza hotel.
But tickets for Parker’s event — at 80,000 dollars a pair — are far more expensive than those for Star’s event.
Tickets for Star’s fund-raiser, which is co-hosted by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, cost 10,000 dollars each or 15,000 dollars per couple and include a photo reception and dinner.
Star has also teamed up with co-host Alicia Keys on the event and arranged a performance by Mariah Carey.
The president and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to attend both fund-raisers.
They will first head to Parker and Wintour’s bash and mingle with fashion heavyweights including Kenneth Cole and Vera Wang, as well as architect and interior designer Daniel Romualdez.
Later, at Star’s gathering, guests are to include White House designer Michael Smith — who recently hosted an Obama fund-raiser at his Upper East Side apartment — and his partner, HBO executive James Costos.
“While Sarah Jessica and Darren get on well, there is a friendly rivalry over the events,” a source told the New York Post.