Miuccia Prada loves Hollywood and stylish movies so much it’s really no surprise that her Miu Miu store in Los Angeles will for the third year in a row give a party for the IFP/Los Angeles Film Maker Labs ,which supports the careers of emerging young film makers. This happens tonight and hosting for Miuccia, who is in Milan making plans for her new store in Tokyo opening this month, will be such as Adrian Brody, Kirsten Dunst, Amanda Peet and Jake Gyllenhaal. They and lots more just like them will get to check out Prada’s new men’s and women’s collections for summer. It’s just off the boat, so to speak.
Mai Harrison, the Palm Beach chairman of the New York Botanical Garden, and her co-chairmen Muffy Miller, Jessie Araskog and Mrs. Dudley L. Moore Jr. hosted garden tours at the home of such local perennials as Julia Koch and Katie Ford. At the end of the day, they had a party at the Brazillian Court, where they tasted goodies from the hotel’s soon-to-be-opened Café Boulud and admired the flower-filled garden and fountain designed in 1925. This legendary hotel, which is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, has welcomed everyone from Marjorie Merriweather Post to Gary Cooper and Cary Grant. The whole gathering was a fundraiser for the New York Botanical Gardens’ Spring Gala.