Designer Diane von Furstenberg opened an exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of her iconic wrap dress with a perfectly-timed pre-Golden Globes party intersecting power players and starlets with fashion’s finest.
The chic Hollywood crowd, mostly clad in DvF, included Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, Uma Thurman, Rooney Mara, Allison Williams, Julie Delpy and Robin Wright (with daughter Dylan Penn and fiance Ben Foster in tow), mingling with Barry Diller, CAA’s Bryan Lourd and Kevin Huvane, Bob Daley and Carole Bayer Sager, Tom Freston, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, David Geffen, NBCU’s Bonnie Hammer and Scott Stuber with wife Molly Sims (in a palm-tree print). Lourd and Diller chatted with Ed Norton, while Josh Radnor and Matt Bomer checked out the Studio 54-styled bar and club. LACMA’s Michael Govan
and Academy prexy Dawn Hudson were also seen congratulating von Furstenberg and Diller. From the fashion crowd: Christian Louboutin, Rachel Roy, Rachel Zoe, Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley, Joe Zee and Juan Carlos Obando.
Coca Rocha and Bravo’s Andy Cohen hosted a red carpet livestream and broadcast a sneak peek inside the exhibit, with photos of Michelle Obama and Madonna in the DvF wrap dress (“This is what she wears when she wants to be respectable,” von Furstenberg said), and stills of the dress in movies like “American Hustle.” Mannequins and models were wrapped and on display, while partygoers filtered in admiring von Furstenberg’s personal art collection of photographs and paintings — of course, the Warhols were the star of the show.
“The Journey of a Dress” is housed at the Wilshire May Company Building, the future home of the Academy Museum, and will be open to the public until April.