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Even if it’s a school night, Peter and Jacqui Getty always host their Halloween bash on the very evening. This year, Peter dressed as Lord Nelson; Jacqui, as a mythical earth mother (in Chanel Couture), and her 17-year-old daughter, Gia Coppola, opted to go as a harlequin. The decked-out trio packed in some 400 or so rollicking guests on Sunday until 4 AM at their Whitley Heights home in Hollywood. Grandparents Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola flew down from Napa to surprise Gia, and they looked smitten scanning the scene: Kirsten Dunst cut a cute Amish gal in overalls; Lisa Eisner channeled a kooky Phyllis Diller; Liz Goldwyn came as Inspector Clouseau; Robert Downey Jr. chose a creepy clown outfit, and Anthony Kiedis was a ghoulish vampire cowboy. Only a few party poopers — like Claire Forlani — skipped the costumes entirely.

But that wasn’t a faux pas Heather Graham, as Wonder Woman, would repeat her second time around: “I learned last year that these people are really serious about dressing up.” Which is why the Gettys decided to install a portrait studio to formally capture each and every guest.

This story first appeared in the November 2, 2004 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Maybe it’s the political clime, but there were no fewer than two pairs of white-clad John & Yokos pushing peace. Among them, the duo of Jason Schwartzman and Zooey Deschanel, who kept themselves cozily parked in the Getty’s bed upstairs for all to come and gawk.

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