“Attire: couture vintage” read the invitation to the bash W and Resurrection hosted at the Chateau Marmont Thursday, and Hollywood’s most fashionable pulled out all the stops. Into the lobby trooped Lisa Eisner, Jacqui Getty, Anna Getty, Kirsty Hume, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ariana Lambert, Jamie Tisch, Tara Subkoff and Tatiana von Furstenberg, looking like a rack of vintage clothing sprung to life. As a Paco Rabanne-clad Lisa Marie twirled on the poolside dance floor to a mix of Nina Simone and Iggy Pop, China Chow jumped in, sending her own Rabanne paillettes shaking. “Mine’s from 1976,” announced Chow, one of the few who knew the actual date of her frock.
Inside Bungalow 1, Shiva Rose McDermott channeled Joan Collins. “I feel so ‘Dynasty’ tonight!” she said, striking a pose on the vintage sofa. “Or like I’m in ‘Star 80,’ minus the bosoms.”
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Alan Cumming even donned his own kind of vintage — a floral Cynthia Rowley shirt, ratty from too many wearings. “This was as vintage as I could muster,” he said.
By 10:30 p.m., one guest had stripped down to his underwear and jumped into the pool. “It was bound to happen,” sighed Rosanna Arquette.
Earlier in the week, Lisa Kudrow and Denzel Washington cohosted Jaguar’s Tribute to Style on Rodeo Drive, a benefit dinner followed by a modern dance performance that in the eyes of some, fell flat.
“I feel like I’m trapped in a PBS nightmare,” said one guest.