THE HIGH LIFE
Everyone got a kick from champagne as Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld hosted a mega-fete in Bev Hills. The occasion (do we really need one?) was the global launch of the 1996 Dom Perignon Rose. The Kaiser connection? Snap-happy KL, the fan-wielding, leather-gloved, powdered ponytail-wearing designer of Chanel, Fendi, Lagerfeld Collection and the new Karl Lagerfeld line-photographed the new DP campaign.
Locals Pierce Brosnan, Keely Shaye Smith and Brian Grazer popped a round as did ever effervescent Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan. Beck, Courtney Love, Maria Bello, Brittany Murphy, Thora Birch and Jared Leto put in appearances too.
The Kaiser, looking every inch the rock star, was welcomed by supermodel Eva Herzigova. The event was bubbly indeed, even if the designer opted for Diet Coke. Bottoms Up!
SKIRTING THE ISSUE
It was celeb central as Italian designer Miuccia Prada came to town to launch an unusual exhibit called “Waist Down.” The Prada Epicenter store on Rodeo Drive was the place to be as locals like Dustin Hoffman joined the Hilton girls, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Mary Kate Olsen and other Prada pals who crammed into the sleek high-tech temple of style designed by Rem Koolhaast and Ole Scheeren. Miuccia has high-profile fans aplenty, with everyone from rapper LL Cool J to red-hot burlesque queen Dita Von Teesse, to Sir Ben Kinsley, stopping by for a sneak peek.
LA is stop No. 4 for the skirt showcase, which displays the fashion staple in all its various incarnations, colors, lengths and styles. The fashionable show has also traveled to Shanghai, Tokyo and NYC.
The show plays L.A. through Aug 27.
July serves up one of Malibu Seen’s fave events of the summer-the annual Night at the Net to benefit the MusiCares Foundation. Every year, locals like Jon Lovitz, Kelsey Grammer and David Spade go head to head (or should we say racket to racket) against top players like Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt.
Last year was a standout with Gwen Stefani in the stands cheering on hubby Gavin Rossdale after a little grooving courtesy of Kool and the Gang.
This year, Lovitz (not a bad player, we might add) brings his on-court antics back to UCLA for a showdown against the pros. Brian Mcknight provides the evening’s musical entertainment.
The courtside celebration takes place on Monday. It’s all part of the 2006 Countrywide Tennis Classic and Gibson/Baldwin Night at the Net benefit. Smashing!