Location: Kuwait Embassy Residence
WL EXCLUSIVE – Photos by Lynn Hornor Keith, Vicky Pombo. and Kyle Samperton
GLAMOUR FOR A CAUSE: Only 144 very select guests made the cut for this year’s dinner, hosted on Earth Day by Kuwaiti Ambassador Salem Al-Sabah and his wife Rima (glamorous in a chiffon leopard print by Dior) to thank donors of $1.8 million to conservation projects in Brazil and Indonesia. THE CHOSEN: Obama Administration heavy-weights, major media personalities, and top corporate donors feasted on baked potato topped with caviar, lamb chops and a Clementine tart before honors were meted out to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and actor Leonardo DiCaprio for their dedication to the cause of conservation. MAGIC MOMENT: Marvin Hamlisch’s special tribute to “Hillary,” sung to the tune of “Maria” from West Side Story, brought down the house.