CHECK IN: Sporting his signature bow tie, Vincent Darré on Monday night took friends — including Inès de la Fressange, Lily McMenamy and Amira Casar — on a private tour of Le Montana hotel he designed in Paris.
De la Fressange snapped photos of the suites, while McMenamy tested the bedding.
Casar said she has just wrapped the Rebecca Zlotowski film “Planetarium,” which costars Lily-Rose Depp and Natalie Portman.
“I play an actress in the Forties,” Casar told WWD. “The costumes are very beautiful. They were created by Anaïs Romand, with whom I had worked on ‘Saint Laurent.’”
The actress praised Depp, saying: “She’s charming. Her eyes sparkle.”
Meanwhile, McMenamy is off to Norfolk, England, for the holidays with her family.
“We are always very numerous. I cook. It’s very relaxed,” she said.
Yaz Bukey, Ali Mahdavi, Elie Top, Martine Sitbon, Marc Ascoli, Pascal Humbert, Emmanuel Perrotin, Simon Liberati and Eva Ionesco were among Darré’s other friends to turn out.
“I really like the colors and the wallpaper,” said Bukey, who’s jetting to New York for the holidays. The Paris-based jewelry and accessories designer is also working on her next presentation slated for Paris Fashion Week in March.
“[Model] Anna Cleveland will take part again,” Bukey revealed.
Mahdavi recalled a party at Le Montana before it closed for renovation.
“Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs were there,” the photographer reminisced. “She called me ‘the cute boy.’ It made my day…my year.”
Mahdavi explained he used a technology, called mapping, for Dita Von Teese’s upcoming show at the Paris cabaret Crazy Horse. “It’s a new technique of video screening that adapts to the surface.”
Mahdavi said he’s creating a short film, as well.
“I am working with Larry Clark’s scriptwriter Mathieu [Landais]. It’s called ‘Forbidden Love,'” he said.
Perrotin is traveling to Marrakech for the holidays. The gallerist with locations in Paris, New York and Hong Kong has an exhibition of Korean artists set for January in the City of Light.
“We’ll show the work of Terry Richardson in January in Hong Kong and of Izumi Kato in New York,” said Perrotin.
Of the hotel’s decor, Sitbon said: “It’s poetic and Parisian.”
Her favorite room is the Noir Métaphysique suite that features a dressing area with folding screens and a breathtaking view of Paris.
The Montana had opened its new hotel rooms and restaurant earlier this year. Darré worked with French architecture studio Bona-Lemercier on the project.