The next night's gala brought Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Morrison and Maria Bello to the Beverly Hilton ballroom, where they were treated to bizarre sights such as waiters with dessert plates parading across the stage to music and a Lucille Ball impersonator. But that didn't diminish the achievements of honorees Ginnifer Goodwin, Salma Hayek, Sherry Lansing and director Diane English and the cast of her film, "The Women." "Had I been tall and blonde I might have gotten more roles and made tons of money, but then I probably also would have gotten hooked on drugs and ruined my career by now," Hayek joked.
That night in New York, Nordstroms and Vogue hosted a cocktail party at the Harold Pratt House in anticipation of New Yorkers for Children fall gala in September. Oscar de la Renta, Lauren Santo Domingo and Zac Posen were joined by Joy Bryant, who had accessorized with a fresh flower placed squarely in her cleavage. "It's my form of aromatherapy," she said, taking a whiff before heading downtown to Skylight, where Max Azria was cochairing the Whitney Museum's annual Art Party for the second year in a row. A huge disco ball twirling over a crowd including Gretchen Mol, Jason Wu, Lou Doillon, Eva Amurri, Behati Prinsloo, Eli Manning, Barbara Bush and Ann Dexter-Jones (showing off bracelets from her forthcoming jewelry line).
Co-chair Rachel Bilson and Lubov Azria were looking for guidance on the silent auction artwork by Cecily Brown, Taryn Simon and Will Cotton. "I am art shopping, but I don't really understand some of these," said Azria.
VALENTINO OPENING BY DOMINIQUE MAITRE; BECCARIA BY DAVIDE MAESTRI; WHITNEY ART PARTY BY STEVE EICHNER; NAZARIAN BY STEPHANE FEUGERE; WOMEN IN FILM BY DONATO SARDELLA