Thursday, February 07, 2008

Madonna, Lourdes & Dita @ Gucci

Madonna was the hostess to a celebrity-studded event in New York City on the lawns of the United Nations to aid Malawi orphans, UNICEF and to inaugurate a new Gucci store. Madonna brought daughter Lourdes in tow, looking very grown up for her 11 years of age. Time flies as it seems like yesterday when Lourdes was just a little tyke. Madge is looking a little weird on the face, like she got implants or something, not that I want to add to plastic surgeries speculations...
A staggering £300,000 was paid for four VIP tickets to a Madonna concert, which were part of a package that included business class flights, two nights in the Ritz-Carlton and a private dance aerobics class with Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow. It was one of seven lots on auction at Raising Malawi and Unicef, one of the biggest charity events in New York which took organiser Gucci a year to plan. Later, a mystery Japanese businesswoman bought the Madonna tickets. Businessman Arpad Busson bid £30,000 for Gucci fashion show tickets and the chance to have a bag named after him. Lourdes narrowly missed out on tickets to American Idol and first-edition Harry Potter books, which eventually went for £47,000. Salma Hayek outbid American Vogue editor Anna Wintour to pay £175,000 for a private hour playing football with David Beckham. Madonna, wearing a sexy Gucci jersey dress, told the crowd:

"I've earned a reputation for many things: pushing the envelope, for being a provocateur, for never taking no for an answer. For endlessly reinventing myself, for being a cult member, a kidnapper. For being ambitious, outrageous and irreverent. And for never settling for second best."

Also in attendance was Little-Pumpkins favorite Dita Von Teese, looking as fabulous as ever at the Mallawi benefit last night. Leave it to Dita to outshine everyone else...

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