Where else in Hollywood could Dior celebrate its spectator-trimmed D’Trick collection than at the Argyle, the Art Deco hotel tower on Sunset Boulevard where Marlene Dietrich herself once holed up? (Hotelier Jeff Klein is in the process of renovating the space.)
But a diva of a different kind showed up at Thursday night’s bash: Whitney Houston, who brought a reality-show camera crew and hubby Bobby Brown. The entourage bumped over Ione Skye as she tried to press past them at the door.
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The irrepressible drag hero and L.A. club impresario Constance conjured up the Blue Venus in a blond wig, while the neo-cabaret Pussycat Dolls took the stage decked in Dior from head to heels. There to enjoy the show were Eve, 50 Cent, Lindsay Lohan and a newly svelte Kelly Osbourne (tightly laced up in a Dior corset jacket).
“I’ve been invited to perform with them,” said Mischa Barton, whose pal, “The O.C.” creator McG, dates one of the Dolls. “But there’s no way I can shake my ass like those girls.”
Meanwhile, Kate Moss was doing a little shimmying herself during a special Alexander McQueen fashion show in London to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the American Express Centurion card in the U.K.
“I think Kate was a little nervous but we all know she’s got rhythm,” said pal Sadie Frost, who gathered at Earl’s Court with Kristin Davis, Samantha Morton, Matthew Perry and Manolo Blahnik to watch Moss dance around the stage in a long chiffon number. Also there to see Moss was her new squeeze: actor Daniel Craig, who starred as Ted Hughes in “Sylvia” and can currently be seen Stateside in “The Mother.”
Davis, who donated a black vintage Versace dress to the charity auction, confessed to being a McQueen fan from afar, thanks to her former role as the preppy fashion plate on “Sex and the City.”
“Sarah was the one who got all the dresses first!” she sighed of her co-star, Sarah Jessica Parker.