Armani's A-list Pret-a-Party
If you were an Oscar nominee, where would you go the night before the Big Awards? Sure, there were lots of hot parties to hit. But to start off, you'd go where Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyonce, Sydney Poitier, Clive Owen, George Clooney, John Travolta, Adrien Brody, Russell Simmons and Katie Holmes went: to Giorgio Armani's fashion bash at Ron Burkle's Beverly Estate.
Burkle's Green Acres estate is sort of a mini-version of Armani and Clooney's Italian villas but without the Lake Como view. The Spring/Summer 07 fashion show took place in a tent after an extended garden champagne cocktail hour (Al and Tipper came too!). The scene felt like you were transported to an alternate Celebrity Universe, where everyone on the planet is famous and fabulous. Naturally, the celebs were dutifully sporting Armani, making it more fun to watch the stars than the unknown Armani models strolling the runway.
Here's a peek at the front row celeb action: