‘The Devil Wears Prada’ but no one wears it as smartly as Anna Wintour.
Wintour, Editor-in-chief of Vogue and Editorial Director of Men’s Vogue hosted a screening of Touchstone’s "The Prestige" at the Disney Screening room on Park Ave. followed by an elegant dinner party at Philippe’s. The evening toasted the film’s star Hugh Jackman who is on the cover of the Nov./Dec. issue of Men’s Vogue. Jay Fielden, Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Vogue introduced the affable Jackman at the screening.
The issue sports Jackman in wardrobes including Prada (hmm, "The Devil Wears Prada"), Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Dunhill, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.) and the article by Gaby Wood notes of Jackman’s closet-full of film projects: "There are times when reading the front pages of Variety Jackman comes across as the man of a thousand business deals." It seemed like some of the deals were on hand at the soiree: Rupert Murdoch, Harvey Weinstein, Ron Perelman, Les Moonves, Bonnie Timmerman, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Iman and Lance Armstrong.
The fashion world was also hand and each glad-handing one another in the gracious company of Anna Wintour: Vera Wang, Donna Karan, Angella Missoni, (en route to L.A. to houseguest with Quincy Jones and to attend Barbara Davis’ Carousel Ball where Quincy will be honored), Narcisco Rodrigues, Jean Batista, Gianbattista Vialli, Ungaro Paris.
The Vogue staff made the evening particularly warm. Among the Vogue staff, Sarah Moonves, there with her father Les. She’s an NYU student and interning at Vogue.
Bonnie Timmerman had just returned from the Rome Film Festival screening of her "Fur" and has elected to be casting director on Jackman’s next fim, "The Tourist," before setting out on her next series of films in China. It was a remarkably warm evening merging movie and fashion worlds thanks to honoree Jackman and hostess Anna Wintour.
Wintour told me Kiefer Sutherland will cover the next issue of Men’s Vogue.