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CANNES — All good things must come to an end. Just ask Chloë Sevigny, who made her red carpet ascent for “Zodiac” on the arm of her co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal, last Thursday.
“We’re both leaving tomorrow, which is a bummer, but I suppose we have to get back to real life,” said Sevigny. Still, she found time to burn up the dance floor at Jimmy’Z later that night, as did Fendi chief executive Michael Burke, who discussed plans for the house’s fashion show in October atop the Great Wall of China.
“I’m beginning to understand why nobody’s attempted it before,” said Burke of organizing a show on a wall that’s a mere 12 feet wide. “Needless to say, everybody will be front row,” he said as he enjoyed the nightclub’s Fendi Casa-furnished terrace.
Meanwhile, over at the sumptuous Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, even James Bond would have had a hard time crashing Vanity Fair’s bash Saturday night. “Let’s just say it’s a different universe: it’s a case of the haves and the have-yachts,” mused Bono before being whisked off in a limo to give a surprise concert on the red carpet. Later, revelers including Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane von Furstenberg, Jemima Khan, Tamara Mellon and Eva and Roberto Cavalli packed the terrace to take in the super-yachts moored beyond the hotel’s infinity pool, which had been stamped with a red Vanity Fair logo.
Not everyone was awed by the celebrity crush. “I don’t get starstruck; I’m more impressed by politicians, writers — or astronauts,” said Kerry Washington, who’s fresh from shooting her latest film, “Life Is Hot in Cracktown.”
“I play a transgender prostitute so, you know, it’s your average romantic comedy,” she joked.
Meanwhile, Jessica Simpson, who was hanging out with Kid Rock, divulged she’ll be adding another branch to her lifestyle business. “I’ll be launching an organic bedding line this fall, and I promise it will be affordable,” she said.
She’s not the only one with projects up her sleeve: Daryl Hannah said she’s got a host of planet-friendly plans, starting with a shoot in an eco-resort in Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh the next day. “I hunted desperately for a fair trade dress for tonight. Green was the closest I got,” said Hannah of her emerald Giorgio Armani gown, accessorized with bare feet.
Minnie Driver had also slipped off her shoes to curl up on a garden bench far from the madding crowd. She’s just finished her second album, due out in July, featuring fellow warbler Liz Phair.
“Nick [Rhodes] couldn’t be here as he’s with Duran Duran in Manchester recording a track with Justin Timberlake,” bemoaned Rhodes’ girlfriend, model-cum-actress Meredith Ostrom. “I’m a bit worried that I might drink too much and end up landing, splat, on the Vanity Fair logo. And I just don’t think that’s the right way to make an impression.”