Philip Treacy hats are as famous for their whimsy as for the celebrity heads they’ve graced. So, it came as no surprise last Tuesday when Simon le Bon mistook David Furnish for Michael Jackson at a gala evening for Treacy at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
“It was the way he was standing,” said le Bon of Furnish, who was wearing a white suit and a matching, wide-brimmed trilby pulled low over his face. “With that hat on — he’s a dead-ringer for him!”
The bedecked guests at the Moet & Chandon-sponsored party and fashion show included Boy George, Valentino, Jessica de Rothschild, Natasha Caine, Darcey Bussell, Zandra Rhodes, Kim Hersov, Laura Bailey, and Paris Hilton.
The week before, Vertu hosted a party for the likes of Jade Jagger, Anton Bilton and Jefferson Hack at the Serpentine Gallery to unveil its first signature collection of luxury mobile phones, which come in white and yellow gold and stainless steel.
Most guests spent the evening huddled together under the heaters on the terrace, much to the chagrin of Jagger, who remained inside wrapped in a chinchilla jacket.
“It’s only April, after all,” she shivered.
A few days earlier, it was Givenchy’s turn to play host at a cocktail party for the launch of Givenchy Pour Homme.
“I had nothing to do with the fragrance,” confessed Givenchy designer Julien Macdonald. “But I wish I did now — I really like it. I smelled it and thought it’s really not that bad, is it?”