Move over Versace? It seems Madonna’s latest favorite designer is Stella McCartney, daughter of Sir Paul and Linda, who was recently named head designer at Chloe. The two reportedly have been friends for several years, but Madonna proved her loyalty in London Friday night with a surprise celebration dinner for the 25-year-old McCartney. Held at a new North African restaurant called Mo Mo, the party of 100 included Naomi Campbell, Yasmin and Simon Le Bon, Jimmy Nail and Rifat Ozbek.
It looks as if Patrizio Bertelli has found his yacht. Miuccia Prada’s husband reportedly has bought a racing boat from billionaire Bill Koch — sponsor of the 1992 America’s Cup winner and the 1995 all-women’s America3 team — for his Italian team to race in the America’s Cup in Auckland in 2000.
New York’s newest East-West coalition is being forged not at the U.N. but at Martini’s on Monday night. Two East Coast potentates, Bill Blass and Oscar de la Renta, will ally themselves with the king of Hollywood glam, Bob Mackie, to support the 13th annual Citymeals-on-Wheels benefit.