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Rich Obama Donors Throw Lavish Party for Themselves

Anna Wintour, Tom Ford brush elbows with Ambassador Matthew Barzun.

Anna Wintour and Michelle Obama at a dedication ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center
Anna Wintour and Michelle Obama at a dedication ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center / AP
• September 17, 2014 11:51 am

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Matthew Barzun, U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James, opened the doors of Winfield House on Tuesday night to host a bash for his fashion-industry friends.

The party was co-hosted by Vogue London Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman and J.Crew. It entertained dozens of wealthy Obama donors, including big-time fundraisers Anna Wintour and Tom Ford.

Barzun and Ford each raised more than $500,000 for Obama, while Wintour bundled $2.7 million for Obama's 2012 campaign.

Brushing elbows with Barzun were models Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne, and Suki Waterhouse as well as fashion moguls Christopher Kane, Emilia Wickstead, and Jenna Lyons.

Barzun and his wife Brooke spared no expense, bringing in a mobile DJ booth/dance floor called "The Fun Palace" that is surrounded by glass that has a switch to go from transparent to opaque. They served Champagne and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Shulman said, "I have wanted to have a fashion week party here for a while, so I nabbed Brooke very soon into her arrival to set it up, and they have been such gracious hosts."

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