Gwen Stefani channeled a Jamaican vibe in the Rastafarian-flavored dress John Galliano sent, an advance look at Dior’s spring 2004 collection. “My God, look! It says reggae and ska on my hip!” Stefani noted. “I’m not sure if John planned it or not, but who cares? It’s mine now.”
The only accessory more ubiquitous than the pink and red folding fans handed out at the party were children accompanied by their parents. Brandy propped her baby on one hip and co-host Damon Dash came with his 10-year-old son, Boogie. But Victoria Beckham, in town to finish up work on her next album, came without her two kids.
When the temperature dropped, the dance floor was finally put to use. The magnums of Veuve Clicquot were drained, but Dior USA president Marla Sabo wasn’t going to let that stop the party at the prescribed 6 o’clock hour. “We’ll keep going until we run out of booze,” she happily declared.