Among those who gathered for cocktails and dinner in a 22,000-square-foot white ultrasuede tent were Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Dustin Hoffman, Owen Wilson, Christina Aguilera, Rita Wilson, Steve Martin, Dennis Hopper, Anjelica Huston, James Spader, Frank Gehry and Richard Meier.
Rita Wilson, who came with her other Tom — Ford — wore cream Lanvin, topped by her own Ann Demeulemeester fur. "I keep asking Tom to make a dress for me, but I suppose he needs an atelier to do that. Oh well, I'd rather shop with him," she laughed.
California's First Lady, Maria Shriver, also took a DIY approach to dressing for the night, pairing a Marchesa gown with her own leather jacket. "I just threw this on top. You know me, I'm so artsy," she joked.
During dinner, Lionel Richie performed "All Night Long," which even got Los Angeles Police Commissioner William Bratton's toes tapping, and socials Crystal Lourd, Jamie Tisch, Elizabeth Wiatt and Colleen and Maria Bell dancing.
But the biggest gasps came afterward, when one wall of the tent dropped to reveal BCAM dramatically lit up on the other side. "It makes quite an impression at night," said Meier.
Things were far less dramatic in Manhattan the night before, when Marc Jacobs closed fashion week with his traditional blowout at 24 Fifth. What used to be the hottest ticket of the New York season has devolved into a hipster bash for Jacobs' (mostly unknown) friends and fans. Yes, the designer's bold-faced loyalists — Kims Lil' and Gordon, Terry Richardson and Michelle Trachtenberg — showed up, as did M.I.A., who DJed (she is also in the Marc by Marc Jacobs ad campaign). Jacobs himself arrived with an entourage including boyfriend Jason Preston and gay porn star Eric Rhodes.