de Grisogono's Cannes Party
Fawaz Gruosi and Eva Mendes
Where were all the fabulous people who descended on Cannes for the 60th Annual Film Festival Tuesday night? Not in town as you might have expected. The select group of entertainment, business and social figures spent the evening at de Grisogono’s renowned, star-studded Cannes party at Hôtel du Cap, Eden Roc, in Cap d’Antibes.
With three reasons for this year’s bash – de Grisogono’s line of ‘Haute Joaillerie’, Kimora Lee Simmons’ couture collection and, of course, the film festival itself – the party was three times as lavish. The evening’s surprises included an after-dinner fireworks display and a rendition of Happy Birthday for Naomi Campbell, who wore a sheer black dress by Azzedine Alaïa.
Gemma Ward, Carlos Lopez
Giorgio Veroni &
Naomi Campbell and Fawaz Gruosi
Rumored couple Kimora Lee Simmons and Blood Diamond star Djimon Hounsou kept photographers busy all evening, while on the outdoor deck, Simmons’ models, dripping in de Grisogono jewels, paraded her new KLS line. Notable guests of the charming host and ASW member Fawaz Gruosi included Mischa Barton, Quincy Jones, Petra Nemcova, Eva Mendes (in Versace) and Kerry Washington (in Doo.Ri).
Other ASW members present included Marcus Schenkenberg, Tamara Beckwith, Giorgio Veroni, Ulf Ekberg, Nicolas Rachline and Erik and Louise Wachtmeister. “Many of the guests were ASW members and it really felt like an intimate gathering despite the grand setting,” said Erik Wachtmeister. “Extraordinary crowd, organization and atmosphere!”
A performance from Kelly Rowland had Beyoncé and Jay-Z on the dance floor and Kid Rock’s DJ set kept the party going ‘til morning. Many, including Erik Wachtmeister, dubbed the de Grisogono party the party of this year’s festival. And with many big parties still to follow before the festival ends on Sunday (May 27), the bar has certainly been set high.
— Laura Jakobovits