Where to begin! My parents have been going to the VF Oscar party since it started, but this was the first year of my dad and I going to the event at the Sunset Towers (my dad was very sick last year around this time for a few months). Errr, I kinda miss it at Morton’s…
Anywhoo, I was shocked upon arrival to see how many check points there were to gain entry; It might of been easier to crash “that White House dinner”.
The first few things in chronological order that I remember upon entering the event are as follows:
♥ Anna Pacquin waiting with Fiance, Stephen Moyer for their driver in front
♥ Selma Hayek posing for photos in an Alexander McQueen (RIP) dress from Spring 2010
♥ Cameron Diaz walking in and talking with Jason Segal
♥ Talking with long time family friends Mary Hart and Burt Sugarman (their son A.J. will be attending Stanford next year), Barbara Davis (giving us the scoop on the Carousel Ball in October of 2010), and Mickey Rooney with wife Jan. Also within this time frame we chatted with my fav George Schlatter and wife Jolene, Steve Martin, Ryan Phillippe, Sean Penn, Jennifer Hudson, George Hamilton, Zac Efron and Vanessa, Tom Freston and Brian Grazer.
♥ Next I took a photo in the VF photo booth, and walked out to see my dad talking with Vera Wang and Evan Lysacek. Vera said she and Evan ate at the Chateau before the VF party. (Brett Ratner was with the Williams sisters behind us).
From here on out, I don’t remember things in chronological order (probably due to my meeting too many people and being in awe of Bradley Cooper‘s amazing hotness and great personality).
Cher Coulter, my former boss, came with client and bff Kate Bosworth, who was in Valentino. Cher told me they planned on going to Madonna and Demi Moore’s party after VF. Cher and I agreed that we loved Carrie Mulligan’s dress as well as Diane Kruger’s and Zoe Saldana’s.
We spent 45 min or so chatting with old fam friend and former co-chairman of NBC, Ben Silverman, and his fiance, Jennifer Cuoco. Ben and my dad reminisced and talked with friends and clients who passed by; Ben worked for WMA (now WME) for 6 years.
At one point I realized how funny it was to see such different groups of people opposed to seeing just the regular invitees. Vera Wang, Carolina Hererra, Diane Von Furstenberg, Georgina Chapman, Tamara Mellon, Tom Ford, stylist Cher Coulter, and Christian Audigier with wife (errrr :-/ ) were there from the fash dept. Shaun White, Evan Lysacek, Appolo Ohno, The Williams sisters, and Buzz Aldrin were there from the Olympic/ sports/ DWTS team. (Buzz’s wife Lois, who is always dancing and happy, told me she had to leave to get Buzz to bed because he had a very busy week ahead with 4 hour dance rehearsals for DWTS). Musicians Katy Perry, Jonas Bros, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, P. Diddy, Apl.d.Ap, J.Lo, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Hudson, Robin Thicke, Elton John (came around 12:30) were also there. Then there were also all the TV stars, lots of ex WMA agents, studio heads, directors, producers, models, comedians, etc.
On my way out, I saw Larry David walking back and forth from the entrance into the front door and back out again … fans called out to him and he pretended not to hear them (I still love him though, more than anything).
We talked with family friend John Voight and saw Kathryn Bigelow walking in while Christoph Waltz was right behind her, stopping for a few seconds to show his fans across the street his best supporting actor trophy. (P.S. Inglorious Basterds is one of my all time favorite movies.)
PS – here is an amazing article below written by someone who crashed the VF party twice – it’s funny.