“Kate is totally timeless. She was gorgeous when Calvin first used her and she’s even more gorgeous now,” gushed designer Francisco Costa of Kate Moss at a dinner held in her honor on Monday night. And indeed, as the new face of Calvin Klein Jeans, the notorious model swanned into the new eatery European Union looking every bit the fashion icon she has become — in vintage Calvin, no less. Pals and industry types, such as Gemma Ward, Kelly Klein, Rachel Zoe and perennial party goers Lindsay Lohan and Michelle Trachtenberg, swung by. The model’s looks were certainly a topic of conversation, as even Mario Sorrenti professed: “She looks beautiful.” Of course, it was Sorrenti himself who shot Moss’ infamous Obsession ads. But Moss isn’t one for looking back. “It’s always about the next one, isn’t it?” she said.
That same night, Gretchen Mol hit her premiere of “The Notorious Bettie Page,” but gone were the extra curves she put on to play Page. “It wasn’t a big deal — you know, milk shakes, Kraft Mac’ & Cheese,” smiled Mol. “Just to soften things up.”
On Friday night, the likes of Jessica Seinfeld and Tory Burch joined Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Renée Rockefeller for the Gucci-sponsored New Yorkers for Children spring gala. No one showed any inclination to end cocktail hour, so Valentino’s Carlos Souza decided to help out, grabbing a mike from a staffer. “Will you please take your seats for dinner?”
Afterward, the young set, including Tinsley Mortimer and Fabiola Beracasa stormed the dance floor. Then it was off to The Double Seven, where Heath Ledger was having a birthday party, and to Bungalow 8, where George Clooney surely wasn’t expecting a gaggle of girls in black tie.
Across the pond, Rosamund Pike held her own, swigging beer in her vintage Chanel at the launch of the Peroni Nastro Azzurro ad campaign. “It’s going down rather nicely,” she said with aplomb.