The closest thing seasonless Los Angeles has to a social season is the few days leading up to the Golden Globes. While Talk and its fabulous Saturday night Globes eve bash might have bitten the dust, the parties have only proliferated — kicking...
The closest thing seasonless Los Angeles has to a social season is the few days leading up to the Golden Globes. While Talk and its fabulous Saturday night Globes eve bash might have bitten the dust, the parties have only proliferated — kicking off the Wednesday before with a fashion show and luncheon thrown by In Style at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "Don’t think we’ll ever stop judging your outfits," quipped In Style’s Hal Rubenstein. Indeed, the fashion circus went into high gear that night at a cocktail party hosted by W and DeBeers, for which hostess Julianne Moore sported a necklace from the new collection. "My baby daughter is really attracted to shiny things, and I like them too," she said. "This time of the year I lead a double life — jeans and Frye boots during the day and diamonds and dresses at night."
Friday night private parties fueled the action as producer Jane Rosenthal feted "About a Boy" star Hugh Grant on the patio of Ago. The movie’s directors Paul and Chris Weitz were on hand, Chris with girlfriend Heather Graham. "Meet the Parents" and "Austin Powers" director Jay Roach stopped by with wife Susanna Hoffs, who told friends that her old band The Bangles has regrouped and will have a new album out this spring. And director Nancy Meyer toldMira Sorvino about her latest movie, in which Jack Nicholson plays a man who loves to date younger women (shocker!) until he falls in love with girlfriend Amanda Peet’s mother, played by Diane Keaton. Across town, Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith got jiggy — literally — with Queen Latifah at a raucous party at Cicada, during which Smith jumped on stage and rapped while Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, John C. Reilly and Brooke Shields boogied to the beat.
An old school crowd of a different sort gathered at Barbara and Marvin Davis’ house to honor Michael Caine — Anjelica Huston and Robert Graham, Jackie Collins, Joanna and Sidney Poitier, Harvey Weinstein, Quincy Jones, Aaron and Candy Spelling, and "The Hours" screenwriter David Hare, whose wife, designer Nicole Farhi, spilled a drink on Shakira Caine. Farhi apologized by saying, "When you’re in London, pop into my store and pick out a new coat."As subdued as HBO’s dinner party was at the Chateau Marmont on Saturday night, it had its moments. In the drama category:What could happen if Helena Bonham Carter crossed paths with Lisa Marie? They hadn’t been in the same place together since filming "Planet of the Apes," let alone since the British vamp went for Tim Burton and split up Hollyweird’s favorite director-muse couple. And in a comedy/musical moment: the late-night crew who refused to leave, including China Chow, Roman Alonso and Amy Sacco, got their kicks watching Sophie Dahl compete with a waitress for the attentions of Colin Farrell, despite having a boyfriend nearby. For his part, Farrell brought out his guitar and strummed a few tunes.
Meanwhile, way, way up in the hills Mike and Irina Medavoy hosted their eighth annual blowout. Queen Latifah belted out her "Chicago" showstopper "Mama," while power couples Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Edward Norton and Salma Hayek, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, and Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson looked on. But it was Bono who kept social ladies like Jamie Tisch drooling.
Of course, by the time the actual Globes came along on Sunday, everyone was raring to hit parties in the Beverly Hilton. "I think I’m ready to have myself a glass of champagne," declared Renée Zellweger.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews