GARDEN PARTY: Berluti took over the Palais Royal gardens to present its second men’s ready-to-wear collection, which was followed by a lavish open-air dinner around one of its fountains. Guests including Diane Kruger, Dita Von Teese and Vahina Giocante marveled at the fairytale setting — and the male eye candy. “It’s so fun,” squealed actress Marisa Tomei as she took in one of the fashion vignettes inhabited by live models. “You know the dioramas at the New York Natural History Museum? It’s like that, with more precious creatures to look at.”
Diane Kruger agreed. “They’re certainly easy on the eye,” she mused. What did her partner Joshua Jackson have to say about it? “I am okay with that — they look good,” he grinned.
Shivering slightly as she slipped a pashmina over her low-cut lilac cocktail dress, Kruger gazed up at the oversized balloon hovering above the venue.
“This is a first. I’ve never had dinner in the Palais Royal,” she said, turning to photographer Patrick Demarchelier. “I mean, this to me, on a scale of one to one thousand of ridiculousness of beauty, this would be close to a one thousand.”
“One thousand and one,” Jackson concluded.
At sundown, the guests were ushered past a lawn dotted with lit rows of colored Berluti shoes to dine at candlelit tables decorated with wild plants. The magical setting felt like an early summer night’s dream.