“There’s a big yellow ring that I need on my finger!” Eve shrieked Tuesday night in Paris as Louis Vuitton debuted its fine jewelry collection. The luxury giant lassoed every VIP in town, making the lobby of its headquarters on Rue du Pont Neuf the hot spot of the week, as the likes of Chloë Sevigny, Lee Radziwill, Diane Kruger, Marisa Berenson, Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, Val Kilmer and Jean-Marc Barr swirled around Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs and admired his latest baubles.
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Sevigny, who had been hanging out with artist Maurizio Catalan in Greece, flew in especially for the event.
“Luxury, that’s what we like,” said Sevigny, one of the stars of Vuitton’s upcoming ad campaign, which she described as “very airbrushed.”
A spectacular dinner on the rooftop followed, with female guests offered gold foil blankets to protect them from the wind. Luckily, Cathy Horyn was seated next to Azzedine Alaïa. The design wiz helped her customize her blanket, popping her bare arms through to create a sort of high tech bolero. After dinner, Canadian folk singer Feist crooned under the stars as midnight arrived — along with Pharrell Williams and his entourage.