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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty