LOUD AND PROUD: “You came to Paris looking for the chic and the beautiful and I think we’ve managed to supply the opposite,” laughed Beth Ditto, who performed at Wednesday night’s Fendi party with her band, The Gossip. The crowd was ecstatic over her soulful voice and frenetic stage presence, with Karl Lagerfeld enthusing, “She is the epitome of beauty.” Also among revelers were Kate Moss and boyfriend Jamie Hince. “ I keep being asked about my concert tonight. It’s news to me,” shrugged Hince, front man of rock band The Kills, who will be heading to Germany next for a couple of concerts and then Australia and New Zealand. Moss, meanwhile, revealed she’s already done a duet with Ditto. “I have actually sung with her – doing karaoke,” she said. Television presenter Alexa Chung quaffed champagne with the Brit contingent, gearing up to take up deejay duty. Designer Henry Holland said he’s finishing up sales in Paris and finding some bright spots in these murky economic times. “I won’t know till the books close, but the most expensive piece from collection is being snapped up,” he grinned. Flame-haired model Coco Rocha was unwinding. “I just did my last show, so it’s like an after-show party for me,” Rocha said. “I’m so excited to see Ditto. I’m obsessed with that song ‘Standing in the Way of Control.’”
The Gossip Rocks Paris
The crowd was ecstatic over Beth Ditto, who performed at Wednesday night’s Fendi party with her band, The Gossip.