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Laetitia Casta, Naomi Campbell and Emmanuelle Seigner joined David Lauren and French Vogue’s Carine Roitfeld at a Left Bank mansion Friday night to fete the opening of Ralph Lauren’s new Avenue Montaigne boutique.
Looking very much a femme fatale, Casta came directly from the Theâtre de la Madeleine where she’s performing in the latest play by renowned French playwright Florian Zeller, “Elle t’attend” (She’s Waiting For You).
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“I play a woman who goes crazy in love,” said the actress, who’s the face of Ralph Lauren’s latest fragrance, Notorious.
“It’s like Versailles,” cooed Anouck Lepere, who recalled walking a show in the venue when it was home to Karl Lagerfeld.
“I stayed here with Karl years and years ago,” reminisced Lenny Kravitz.
Party talk turned to the value of the building, with estimates ranging up to a whopping 100 million euros, or $138 million.
“So did Ralph buy this furnished?” asked Milla Jovovich as she surveyed the ornate surroundings.
David Lauren certainly wishes the designer had snapped it up. “I live here,” he joked, adding: “That sofa pulls out and it’s my bed. I’m just waiting for everyone to clear out.”
Roitfeld and Mario Testino led the charge to the dance floor, where Seigner grooved in a one-shouldered tartan Lauren dress and Angela Lindvall sparkled in a silver number.