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Anna Wintour, Huma Abedin To Host Pre-NYFW Runway Show Fundraiser For Hillary Clinton

Aug 29, 2016 11:40 AM EDT
Anna Wintour, Hillary Clinton
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It's no secret that Anna Wintour is a big Hillary Clinton fan, and to show her support for the Democratic presidential candidate, Wintour will host a runway show fundraiser just days before the start of New York Fashion Week.

Huma Abedin, Clinton's top aide, will serve as Wintour's co-host for the event, which is titled the Made for History Fashion Show and Rooftop Party and slated to take place on Sept. 6 at Spring Studios.

A slew of fashion designers, including Joseph Altuzarra, Public School's Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne, Eva Fehren, Prabal Gurung, Brett Heyman, Marc Jacobs, Pamela Love, David Neville & Marcus Wainwright, Monique Péan, Tanya Taylor, Thakoon, Diane von Furstenberg and Jason Wu, will also contribute designs to the runway show, Fashionista reported.

 Let's go win this, together.

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Chelsea Clinton will be the night's special guest, and while the presidential hopeful is not confirmed to attend, she is scheduled to speak at the The Commander-in-Chief Forum in NYC the following evening, so she might be in town.

Tickets start at $100 for standing room only, and a general seating ticket will run you $250. If you want access to the rooftop party and guaranteed front row seating, be prepared to dish out at least $2,700.

In addition to hosting fundraisers for Clinton, Wintour is also reportedly serving as the politician's wardrobe consultant. According to Business of Fashion, Wintour has approached designers to procure outfits for Clinton for certain occasions.

Earlier this summer, the fashion industry hosted another fundraiser for Clinton during the men's shows in Paris. The event was co-hosted by actor Kyle MacLachlan and his wife Desiree Gruber, an executive producer of "Project Runway." 

Just a few months prior to the fundraising event, Karl Lagerfeld publicly gave Clinton his support, joining a slew of other fashion industry insiders.

"I like the idea. I think with the first black president, what they need now is the first woman president. That has to change too. there's nobody else to support anyway," Lagerfeld told the Associated Press.

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