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Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba Praise Juergen Teller at W’s Golden Globes Party

Star-studded party celebrates "Best Performances" and Golden Globes

“Welcome to our Moroccan Cafe,” W Magazine editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi said as he stood under the edge of a striped awning strewn with lights on the 6th floor balcony of the Chateau Marmont. “Do you like how we decorated? These things can be so stuffy sometimes.”

Tonchi was a ball of energy as guests began shuffling into the mag’s Golden Globes party to celebrate the “Best Performances” portfolio shot by German photog Juergen Teller for the February issue.

“Juergen has been part of the W family for so long we decided this was the season to let him loose. The photographs are very stripped down — no publicist, no makeup artists — sometimes even Juergen strips down, literally,” Tonchi said of the photog, who is frequently seen sporting colorful short shorts to photo shoots.

Inside the party Teller’s photos were plastered floor to ceiling through the long black-and-white-tiled hallway leading to the party’s foyer. A fire burned in the corner and double doors opened onto a spacious balcony with sweeping views of the city.

When asked about the portfolio Teller was coy. “None of them stand out in my mind. They are all one body of work. I tried to be as personable as possible,” he said before taking a slow drag from a cigarette.

Roaming bartenders ferrying an endless caravan of Dom Perignon provided a steady stream of the French bubbly while guests including Allison Williams, Jared Leto, Steve Coogan, Bruce Dern, Sofia Coppola, Robin Wright, Ben Foster and Mads Mikkelsen fanned out.

“The best part about it was it took five minutes. If it’s quick I’m happy,” Leto said of his shoot with Teller.

Lupita Nyong’o echoed the sentiments. “It was right over there,” the actress said, pointing to the eastern edge of the Chateau Marmont balcony, which plunges onto Sunset Boulevard as it unfurls toward downtown.

“It was quick!” the actress said with a snap of her fingers. “The quickest cover shoot I have ever done.”

“Yeah, he is really fast — tink, tink, tink.” said Idris Elba, pantomiming an imaginary camera in front of his eye. “He really captures you honestly. He makes you look like a model or something.”

After late arrivals including Olivia Wilde, Michelle Dockery, Sofia Vergara, Julie Delpy, Kate Hudson and Amy Adams assimilated into the crowd it became cumbersome for partygoers to navigate in the tight quarters, prompting “On the Road” co-stars and couple Garrett Hedlund and Kirsten Dunst to head for the empty Chateau Marmont cocktail bar on the first floor.

Here’s hoping their relationship lasts longer than one of Teller’s photo shoots.

(Pictured: Juergen Teller and Amy Adams)

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