A record 650 guests, including socialite Angelique Griepp, Google vice president Marissa Mayer and interior designer Jean Larette, sipped Champagne and bid on Verdura and Cartier auction items. “It all went so well — although I have to admit, it is hard for the fashions to compete with the beauty of Lake Tahoe,” said de la Renta. “Thanks to the League for protecting the lake. It looks fantastic.”
The designer and Bolen had spent the previous night at Dolph and Emmy Andrews’ mansion in the redwoods, where Bolen then got up at dawn for a brisk water-skiing session with the Andrews’ boys. “I was still on New York time,” said Bolen of his 6:30 a.m. start.