A crowd of fashion-hungry Hollywooders got a taste of New York when Michael Kors reprised his fall 2000 runway show Saturday in a tent on the grounds of Sherry Lansing’s Bel Air mansion.
The show — a collaboration between Kors and Saks Fifth Avenue — benefited Los Angeles’s Rape Treatment Center; and Diane Lane, David Schwimmer, Leelee Sobieski, Mena Suvari, assorted Arquettes and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedes were among those who turned up to see the clothes — and to pinch a sample of Kors’s first fragrance, “Michael.”
“Michael dressed me before I got here,” said Lane. “If it were up to me, I’d probably turn up everywhere in leggings.”
“I’m happy — but surprised — that people were whispering about the clothes they wanted,” confessed Kors after the show. “If I were a woman, I wouldn’t tell my girlfriends what I was going to buy.”
Kors hit Samantha Ronson’s dance floor with the gaggle of Brazilian models he’d flown in for the show. Even though the models had a hard time keeping up with him, the designer seemed a little jealous of his girls.
“Oh, to be seventeen, Brazilian and have a butt like that!” he sighed.
On Tuesday night in New York, the Pratt Institute packed the Russian Tea Room to honor its newly anointed Legends: Naomi Leff, Joan Rivers, Pauline Trigere and Bruce Weber. “This is all history,” Trigere said, pointing to a cluster of models wearing her clothes from the late Forties, Fifties and Sixties.
Meanwhile, Weber, who is finishing up his documentary film “The Chop Suey Club,” took refuge from the crowd, behind a door near the elevator.
“I like to be hidden behind the camera,” he said half-jokingly, so this is a little awkward.”