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- Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut
| The previous two Rodeo Drive Walk of Style soirees honoring Giorgio Armani and Tom Ford were high-wattage affairs (think Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, then-juicy tabloid fodder Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher), but this year’s bash honoring fashion photogs Mario Testino and the late Herb Ritts was considerably dimmer.
Sure, Vogue editor Anna Wintour made the trek in from Gotham. But she was also the first one hopping into her limo once the speeches ended. Ford, wearing his usual unbuttoned shirt with flipped-up collar, was among the crowd milling about a small blocked-off section of the shopping corridor. So were Lauren Bacall, Anjelica Huston, Patrick Swayze, Ryan Seacrest and Fran Drescher.
“Herb Ritts has been dead for a few years and who the heck knows who Mario Testino is,” grumbled one bored partygoer, explaining the low star turnout.
But there was a collective sigh of relief with the (late) arrival of Cameron Diaz, who showed no negative effects from her recently reported bloody fall and hospital visit. She later presented the award to Testino, saying of his genius, “He has the ability to discover parts of you that you never knew you had. One of the parts he showed me was my butt crack, which ended up on a magazine cover. So I have to credit Mario with discovering my butt.”