“It’s an intimidating room,” offered Hathaway, whose tablemates erupted into fits of nervous laughter after Fonda came by to say hello.
Fisher also basked in the shared glory, while fiancé Sacha Baron Cohen recorded her speech on his digital camera and snapped pics of tablemates Courteney Cox and David Arquette. To keep her cool in the room full of legends such as Diane Keaton and Shirley MacLaine, Fisher came armed with a plan. “That’s what Champagne’s for,” she said.
The following night in New York, Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer, Rose Byrne and Gigi Mortimer helped Vogue and Lacoste launch the Lacoste Pink collection, which benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
A separate contingent of the fashion flock was downtown at the Banana Republic-sponsored opening of “Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton,” at the New Museum. Stephanie Seymour, Debbie Harry and Rachel Feinstein milled around the two-floor exhibit, which included oil-paint portraits of Jackie Onassis and John F. Kennedy Jr., Kurt Cobain, Eminem and Marc Jacobs (who arrived at the museum with boyfriend Lorenzo Martone). “He’s the best sitter,” said Elizabeth Peyton of the designer, who had dressed her for the occasion in a spring look from his New York runway. “He always falls asleep.”