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Her new headquarters is not quite ready for an opening, let alone a party, so Diane von Furstenberg’s closest friends stuffed into the banquettes at Indochine Sunday night to celebrate the designer’s latest collection. Ellen Barkin huddled with CAA superagent Bryan Lourd, Ashley Olsen hung out in the back with Christian Louboutin, texting on her BlackBerry, while others planted themselves by the bar, where the Super Bowl was being aired on a projector screen. “I love going to her show,” said film director Mike Nichols, of von Furstenberg. “Except for the going in part. That’s not so much fun. It’s always a crush and then there’s always some frog sitting in your seat.”
Also in the crowd were Lapo Elkann, Rachel Zoe, Carine Roitfeld, Amanda Brooks and the designer’s husband, Barry Diller.
Across town, there was more marital support happening when Bono showed up at hot spot du jour The Box for the presentation of Edun, designed by his wife, Ali Hewson, and Rogan Gregory. Editors and fashion hangers-on filled the cabaret space and were treated to a fanciful performance by The Citizens Band. Zooey Deschanel, a special guest star, belted out tunes about gasoline and global warming with the rest of the gang while Shalom Harlow, Mike Myers, Wynonna Judd and Julia Stiles milled about. Hewson’s rock-star better half maintained an extremely low profile, keeping mum and watching the action from the mezzanine.
Out in West Hollywood last week, Kidada Jones, daughter of Quincy, and Carly Margolis, daughter of Cherokee head Bobby, made the case for good breeding at Kaviar and Kind, where the progeny presented their respective collections. The former showed her limited-edition Disney Couture baubles, littered with cherry blossoms inspired by a jaunt to Tokyo, while the latter’s intricate wallpaper was framed for display.
Following Quincy’s lead, the Tinseltown fathers in the crowd stuck close to their kin. Dustin Hoffman stopped by with son Jake, and Bruce Willis mingled between the jewelry cases while daughter Rumer headed to the back room to get a look at rings not on the retail floor.
Nicole Richie might have been the only one not in a buying mood. Chided for not wearing Disney Couture items, she retorted, “I’m pretending to.” Bijou Phillips indicated Richie could do worse than emulate Jones’ style.
This story first appeared in the February 6, 2007 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
“Kidada has always had massive amounts of really dope jewelry. Ever since we were young, she has always been the best dressed,” said Phillips.
Jones nodded enthusiastically and showed his support by cleaning out the store’s stock of Disney Couture wrap bracelets at $2,500 a pop. Carly Margolis joked that her silk-screened wallpaper — at nearly $700 to cover one side of a room — “is probably the least expensive thing in here.”