Rudolph W. Giuliani was in London last week, of course, to receive an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth. But former New Yorker de Ocampo wasn’t the only one rooting for Rudy at the Burberry store on New Bond Street.
“He’s our hero,” said Rose Marie Bravo, Burberry ceo and a fellow New Yorker, as Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits played in the background.
Some 200 guests — including Twiggy, Philip Treacy, Tamara and Matthew Mellon, Marguerite Littman, Jessica de Rothschild, Emma Soames, Countess Raine Spencer, Rosa Monckton and Sara Carello — turned out to meet the former mayor.
Manolo Blahnik said that he was at Giuliani’s service.
“Of course I’d make him a pair of shoes!” laughed Blahnik. “I’d make him anything he wanted.”
Mario Testino said he’d like to shoot Giuliani’s portrait “in a very classic, formal setting.” “But I’d like to get to know him before I shoot him,” confessed Testino.
Ever the diplomat, Giuliani said the welcome he’d been receiving from Londoners was “warm and wonderful,” but the ever-loyal New Yorker added that it wasn’t any better than what he’s been getting at home.
“London’s parties? They’re great, but you know, they’re like that in New York too.”
Elevation Check: “As amazing as I like to think a U2 gig is, it pales in comparison to this,” said Bono Thursday night as he brought the crowd to its feet at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. But the rocker hadn’t sung a note — he came out to accept an award honoring his humanitarian work. To launch its first annual “Love Rocks” event, the Entertainment Industry Foundation drew Heather Graham, Mira Sorvino, Tom Cruise, Kevin Spacey, Jimmy Fallon, Sean Penn, Lauryn Hill and Courtney Love, who came to hear REM and No Doubt perform covers of some U2 classics. When Michael Stipe unexpectedly launched into a rendition of “I’ve Got You Babe,” the audience got a bit confused until a platinum-bobbed Cher walked on stage to complete the duet. “I’ve never sang that without the other Bono before, so this one’s for you,” she said.