TOMS TOMS: New school met old school last Wednesday night when Tom Ford and Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier entertained 60 of their L.A. pals at Diaghilev, a Russian five-star that’s as opulent as it is campy, and the unlikeliest of places for the pair. Whether it was the fruit-infused vodka shots or the end of a long day — Ford was in L.A. shooting his latest campaign for Gucci, Maier spent nearly 24 hours traveling from Japan to get to L.A. — the party wasn’t exactly lulled by the live harp. Table-hopping were guests like Gina Gershon, Sheryl Crow, Jacque Getty, Lisa Eisner, Ed and Danna Ruscha, Mena Suvari, Liz and Frank Goldwyn and Bridgette Romanek. Ford jokingly wrestled Mitch Glazer into a booth, as the producer’s wife Kelly Lynch roared on. The evening got under way earlier at the Rodeo Drive Bottega door where Maier joined co-hosts Getty, Ali MacGraw, Maria Bell, Julia Sorkin and Krista Smith for a party benefitting PS ARTS and MOCA's Apprentice Program. The occasion also marked the launch of “Lunar Landscapes,” 10 lacquered one-of-a-kind boxes ticketed at $3,900 and a second collaboration between the house and artist Nancy Lorenz.

JEWELS ALL AROUND: Jewelry has become a favorite for the luxury goods set with houses such as Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior all starting their own fine jewelry collections in recent seasons, and now Prada is getting in on the action. But Miuccia Prada has always preferred to do things her own way. Rather than introduce a line of Prada gems, the company has teamed up with jeweler-to-the-stars Fred Leighton and later this month will start selling select Leighton pieces in the spacious Prada SoHo flagship. Leighton’s antique and estate pieces — which are known for their intricate designs and large diamonds — will be sold in a special area downstairs in the Rem Koolhaas-designed store. A party celebrating the collaboration is planned for Nov. 11 at the store.

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