Did you all know the American mid-term elections are two weeks from today?
Last night I attended A Night on Broadway with Michelle Obama, a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee emceed by Sarah Jessica Parker with performances by three Broadway actresses and the legendary Patti LaBelle. Michelle and Jill Biden both appeared to be wearing Lanvin, and both looked stunning. It is clear that Ms. Parker is passionate about the Party and many of the causes the Obama administration has taken on, and Mrs. Obama has become a masterful campaigner, giving a rousing speech that made clear the many accomplishments the Democrats have already made in the past 20 months. Needless to say, LaBelle was spectacular and hilarious, and shouted out Michael Kors for her glittering ensemble.
Speaking of Mr. Kors, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand - the appointed successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Senate - is featured in this month's Vogue wearing Michael Kors. Senator Gillibrand is up for a "special election" to complete Clinton's term, after which she will have to run again in 2012 for a full 6-year term. I have had the privilege of meeting Kirsten and hearing her speak on the subject of equality for GLBT Americans. She is smart, tough and committed to the cause, and we are all lucky to have a representative like her in the U.S. Senate.
Do not forget to vote on November 2.
photos Norman Jean Roy for Vogue