But no one could top Galliano’s performance.
"Studio 54 is back!" Vanessa Getty yelled as Galliano floated in from on high and landed on the stage where a prancing troupe of showgirls in full Vegas regalia did their routine.
Ricci and Danes climbed on top of their banquette to watch.
"C’est magique," said Ricci.
"C’est fantastique," said Danes, echoing the lyrics to the opening number. "My initials happen to be CD, you know. So I’m feeling kind of proprietary about the whole thing."
It was hot, literally. So hot, in fact, that one pole dancer’s false eyebrow slid right off on a slick of sweat. And once the fashion crowd — led by Gisele Bündchen — hit the dance floor it got even hotter, though Tommy Hilfiger never let the mayhem distract him and continued talking real estate while a dancer’s bare bottom wiggled mere inches away.
As the crowd thickened and hot turned to sweltering, one editor gave David Copperfield a special assignment: "Can you make half of these people disappear?" But not even Copperfield’s magic could sweep them away.