Weinstein was dressed for the occasion in a custom-designed Tom Ford tux. In November at the WWD/DNR CEO Summit, he joked, "My girlfriend, a Marchesa designer, Georgina Chapman, likes to call me 'fashionably challenged,' and that's putting it nicely. My crimes against fashion unfortunately have been reported and photographed in the media."
Cipriani and Nobu handled the cocktail hour, where guests nibbled on bite-size potatoes with caviar and crème fraîche, and baked taglioni with white truffle oil. For the main course, Cipriani whipped up Dover sole and veal osso buco. A live performance by the Gypsy Kings kept the crowd jumping. The fashion crowd was well-represented, thanks to Anna Wintour, Glenda Bailey, Natalia Vodianova, Margherita Missoni, Helena Christensen, Jacquetta Wheeler, Carol Hamilton, Rachel Zoe and Karolina Kurkova. Chapman, whose partner, Keren Craig, served as maid of honor, designed her own dress in what one insider described as "a stunning, pleated ivory tulle gown." Christian Louboutin designed her shoes.
Media heavyweights Rupert Murdoch and Les Moonves also were on hand, and even former New York governor George Pataki and current Attorney General Andrew Cuomo made the cut. Of course, Hollywood did not go unrepresented: Renée Zellweger, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Anne Hathaway and Cameron Diaz also got in on the action. Those who couldn't make the trip — former president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, Sean "Diddy" Combs, George Clooney and Anthony Minghella, among others, sent their well wishes via video. Rob Marshall did that and one better. His message doubled as an intro to a live performance of singing dancers at Weinstein's home. He explained he had choreographed their performance and rewrote the words to "He Had it Coming."