DOUBLE THE FUN: An intergenerational set attended the fete organized by Double Magazine and Cristal Roederer champagne at Paris’ Castel Monday night. The event was in honor of the collaboration between actress Kristin Scott Thomas and designer-cum-decorator Vincent Darré in the magazine’s current issue, where Scott Thomas dresses up in various guises, from Johnny Halliday to a pineapple.
“It was just fun really,” she confided. “I was invited to a fancy-dress party at Vincent’s before Christmas and turned up as Amy Winehouse. And that gave us this idea,” Scott Thomas explained. She’s been taking some time off since the filming of Lasse Hallström’s movie, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” which ended in October.
Evening bag and minaudiere designer Olympia Le-Tan was also taking some time out from designing her latest collection, to be presented in March. “It will be very me,” she said. Le-Tan has just finished a short animation movie with Spike Jonze that’s made with felt and will “probably be presented at New York Fashion Week,” she said.
Singer and actress Arielle Dombasle fluttered into the party with husband Bernard-Henri Lévy. “My new album, Diva Latina, is coming out next month,” she said. “Music and the stage are everything to me.”
Socialite Olympia Scarry, meanwhile, was partying in Paris before the opening on Jan. 20 of an exhibition of her glass and bubble-wrap sculptures at Geneva’s Saks gallery.
Michael Amzalag, of M/M Paris, said he would be busy presenting the latest Givenchy haute couture collection later in the week. This year, M/M will unveil a top-secret project with singer Björk and a limited-edition collection of silk scarves designed with Kanye West and George Condo.
Other guests included Celine’s Phoebe Philo, a rare figure on the Paris social scene, actor Edouard Baer, lingerie designer Fifi Chachnil and designer Philippe Starck.