Hmmm you know how Cate Blanchett is always wearing some Armani dress or another on the red carpet? Well — whoah! coincidence alert! — now Giorgio himself has cut a big fat check for the Sydney Theatre Company, which Blanchett and her husband oversee, making him the company's official "patron." His gift is apparently the largest ever made to a non-profit arts organization in Australia. Um, how much competition is he up against for that distinction? [Sydney Morning Herald]
Kinda snarky post, Jennifer. Sydney's a pretty cosmopolitan city these days. They've come a long way from the "a dingo ate my baby" era. Merrill Lynch is a major sponsor of the symphony and Mercedes Benz sponsors fashion week (not so much a non-profit arts organization, but whatever). @GRA: yeah, he's on her like a suckerfish. Bleh.