STAR GAZING: Claire Danes said she often wears Fred Leighton on the red carpet, but perhaps she'll be thinking about adding Montblanc to her mix.
The actress, who hosted the brand's centennial party last Tuesday night at the Newspace in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, was admiring the patented star-cut diamond unveiled at the event that could form the foundation of a future fine jewelry collection. Danes enjoyed the evening out, holding court on a set of banquettes in a beige Calvin Klein dress and talking up "Stardust," her movie that will start filming this year, co-starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Illusionist Criss Angel, who set gasps through the crowd of 350 by swallowing a string and then pulling it out of the corner of his eyeball prior to the diamond unveiling, begged Danes to come on his show, "Mindfreak," which kicks off its second season on A&E this spring. He was also working the crowd, talking up Tony Danza at one point. Danza, who said he came out in hopes of scoring a Montblanc pen, revealed that he's one of the few remaining note writers.
"I'm Tony Danza, so everybody writes me back," said the talk show host, before approaching the evening's DJs and requesting that they turn the music down.
Jane Seymour was also showing off her hologram Montblanc pen, saying she uses it for her ink drawings, some of which may be included in the handbag collection she will launch on janeseymourhandbags.com in the coming weeks.
Other revelers included Mandy Moore, Marcia Gay Harden, Ashanti, Giovanni Ribisi, Jonathan Rhys Meyer, Pras of the Fugees and Padma Lakshmi, many of whom showed up just in time for Lauryn Hill's late-night performance.
WATCH OUT: Omega will be celebrating the opening of its first U.S. boutique, a 1,600-square-foot space on Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.
The opening coincides with several milestones for the 121-year-old Swiss watchmaker. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Omega's collaboration with Cindy Crawford, which will continue, and ushers in a new face for the brand, 16-year-old golfer Michelle Wie.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)