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Though guests at the Hammer Museum’s eleventh annual Gala in the Garden on Saturday night donned formal attire to fête the artists Robert Gober and Tony Kushner, the evening’s celebrity presenters and chairmen set a more casual tone. Longtime Kushner friend Viola Davis ditched her heels before paying tribute to her former Juilliard classmate, co-chair Rita Wilson paired her Valentino dress with a J.Crew jacket, and for her part, the crooner K.D. Lang belted out a three-song set—including the hits “Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray” and “Hallelujah”—barefoot. Before taking the stage at the Bottega Veneta-sponsored affair (and still sporting shoes), Lang shared her thoughts on Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1993 play Angels in America. “That was a heavy year,” Lang told Style.com. “The play was very important, because the late eighties and early nineties were wrought with homophobia, and Angels really helped to dispel stereotypes and got people to start shifting their outlook.”
Spotted among the revelers were Diane Kruger, who arrived with longtime beau Joshua Jackson, co-chair Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta, Will Ferrell, Jodie Foster, China Chow, Richard Buckley, Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg, and Liz Goldwyn, who recounted a recent fashion week mishap. “I was supposed to attend Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent show, was packed, ready, and taking a bath when I looked at my Instagram account and saw a message from someone saying that they were waiting for the show to start. I was so overwhelmed with work that I got the date wrong! It was really embarrassing. But I sent flowers, and everything turned out just fine.” As did the rest of the night’s festivities—bare feet and all.
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If they were tired, they didn’t look it. With Paris fashion week barely over, a cluster of young designers, including Guillaume Henry, Ligia Dias, and Piece d’Anarchive’s Priscilla and Deborah Royer, gathered last night in the Ministry of Culture in the Palais Royal to whoop and cheer their friend, Ami designer Alexandre Mattiussi, winner of this year’s ANDAM prize. “I’m not just taking this personally; it’s great recognition for my team,” said the man of the hour after short speeches by the minister of culture, Aurélie Filippetti; the minister for industrial renewal, Arnaud Montebourg; and ANDAM president Pierre Bergé. Mattiussi has already used some of the 250,000-euro prize to redo Ami’s Web site, prepare an
e-commerce platform (launching this month), hire an assistant, and dream up a few capsule projects. As for his whispered-about women’s line, he said, yes, it’ll happen: “But not quite yet.”
Christine Phung, Mattiussi’s onetime classmate and winner of the 75,000-euro First Collections prize, was thinking along similar lines, and her research into new prints and fabrics is already under way. The ultimate dream: “We’re a team of seven in less than 300 square feet—I’d love a bigger space at some point!” Elsewhere in the crowd, Renzo Rosso, whose mentoring is part of Mattiussi’s prize, told Style.com, “[Alexandre] is very much like me. We’re both Virgos, we even share a birthday [September 15], and we have the same mentality about creativity, democratic fashion, and supporting noble causes. I like building with people who share my mentality.” So…might Rosso consider formalizing their friendship financially? “Ami is still very small, but never say never—and if the French don’t get there first!”
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Leave it to Miuccia Prada to do things differently, in parties as in fashion. Rather than occupy the latest hot boîte of the moment, the designer chose the once-opulent, decadent Le Carmen. Built in 1875, this rococo landmark was the Le Baron of its day—an after-show haunt for dancers from the Moulin Rouge and the men they favored (today, in homage, a golden cage is mounted near the entry and a daybed sits in the corner of one salon). It’s also where Bizet is said to have composed his last opera. Ordinarily Le Carmen doesn’t pack in the crowds; it’s more of a discreet watering hole just a block south of Pigalle. “I love this place; it’s beautiful and out of time,” said Olivier Theyskens, who has been known to drop in when he’s in town. Last night, though, he was ready to get back home to New York. “Our show was only three weeks ago but already we’re on to winter, and I’m excited about all our great projects coming up,” he said. One of those is in Paris: A Theory boutique will open on the Left Bank next month.
Although buoyant and crowded, the spirit of this last hurrah was laid-back. The hostess slipped in quietly around midnight, a handful of starry guests in tow, including Michelle Dockery, Rashida Jones, and Dianna Agron. Dockery reeled off some favorite looks from the show—”the red coat with black lapels, the red two-piece, all of the coats actually, and the cats…,” the feline-printed items that were one of the sensations of the collection—before sighing and admitting, “I loved it all.”
Not bad for a party that only took shape last week. “It’s been a while since we threw a party,” said a spokeswoman. “We just wanted to do something cool and different for friends and family.”
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