Monday, March 8, 2010

Vogue Party

He's been Oscar-Partying with the important people it seems - visit the link (thanks to M for the find) for some pictures that are mainly blurry but at least it's a sign of life.


Lapo Elkann took exclusive pictures of the US Vanity Fair Oscar Lunch, a party for very few people, which was held in Diane von F├╝rstenberg's villa on the hills of Hollywood. Among the guests were Steve Martin, Victoria Beckham, Edward Norton, Ron Howard, Quincy Jones, Rupert Murdoch and Vincent Gallo  
Diane von F├╝rstenberg and her husband Barry Diller warmly welcomed the Hollywood star system, personalities from the music and the internet worlds and the Vip jet set. While in the morning Los Angeles was hit by a torrential rain, around midday the sun reappeared, maybe called back by the party. Guests could therefore relax in a convivial and informal atmosphere, as Diane has this innate instinct to welcome and put at ease her visitors. Powerful people, Vips, Stars and Voguettes made themselves comfortable on cushions and carpets, lying on the grass, as if they were in a Casbah in Morocco.

In that sunny atmosphere, surrounded by hundred-year-old trees and sumptuously laid tables there were Victoria Beckham with her children, Edward Norton, Ron Howard, Quincy Jones, Bob Colacello, Bryan Lourd, famous agent of Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Steve Martin, before co-hosting the Oscar show with Alec Baldwin, had a chat with Rupert Murdoch. And even the Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd and the actor Paul Sorvino, father of the Oscar prize Mira Sorvino, really enjoyed the party. There was also Vincent Gallo, looking almost unrecognizable with his thick long beard, probably due to his filming of Essence of Killing, a thriller about a political prisoner. A party characterised by informality for the Oscar celebrities.

21 comments:

  1. Lapo Elkann is a cool guy. He's the heir to the Fiat fortune (or one of the heirs), and is often considered "best dressed" in Europe for his eccentric outfits. There was an article about him in Purple Magazine a few years ago, he's definitely a very weird but interesting dude.

    So, no surprise that he and Vincent are in the same circle per se, but now I'm wondering who of that bunch he knows or has worked with, since it's a lot of LA mucky mucks and assholes. He's talking to Lapo in the photo where he's sitting at a table.

    But whatever, he looks good.

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  2. Lapo Elkann is a shame! He can not even speak a good italian and, he is italian! what a shame! come on...

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  3. http://www.lodownmagazine.com/index.php?page=26&modaction=showItem&id=1534#page6

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  4. Eeeeeeexcellent. Haven't read any new interviews in a while.

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  5. I know this is a huge ask, but does anyone have a copy of Vincent's book Vincent Gallo 1962-1999 and would they be willing to transcribe the writing and put it up somewhere? I'd really like to read it.

    I think there was a post some time back with some of the pictures from that book posted by Mel? Or did I imagine that?

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  6. I'm working on transcribing the whole Lowdown interview (I bought the magazine) but it takes forever as it's long :-)

    And as for the writing in the book - I do own it and I surely will sit down and transcribe that as well and post it here. It's only an essay he wrote in the beginning of the book and then there's only pictures with (quite interesting) comments.

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  7. Don't worry about the Lowdown interview, M posted the link above: it was a great read. I really hope the two projects he mentioned (STARS and PROMISES WRITTEN IN WATER) see the light of day.

    Lowdown

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  8. The link only leads to part of it - there's a lot more in the magazine :-)

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  9. There's more? More than the six pages on the site? Great. Get transcribing Mel!

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  10. http://twitter.com/LHearst

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  11. Yeah the essay in the photo book is a interesting read.

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  12. anyone already saw his short film called 'Live Love Drive'?

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  13. http://www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/television/99233/us-actor039s-role-nz-beer-ad-causes-controversy

    -Recent News

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  14. ...spokesman Neil Hinton said Gallo was chosen because he represented the "unique and uncompromising" values it wanted.

    Ha, teetotal VG doing a beer ad. Always hustling. :-)

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  15. I've seen the Live Love Drive book and commercial. They kinda remind me of The Brown Bunny. I'm not sure but I think Live Love Drive was done at or around the time of The Right of Light postcard set.

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  16. btw does anyone know anything about this issue of the B66 soundtrack? http://www.allegro.pl/item976754510_buffalo_66_soundtrack_vincent_gallo.html

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  17. Guys, it's not really safe to discuss these matters on here - please do so via email. Maybe someone should coordinate something like a mailing list or something?

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  18. anonymous could you please contact me at 100percent@gazeta.pl

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  19. Looking forward to the extended interview. I liked what was on that page. Good to hear more current news/comments from him.

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  20. i made a yahoo group. so that we can share contents that we shouldt post public.

    you need a yahoo account to join the group but you dont need one to join the mailinglist.
    send an email to:
    vincentvitogallo-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    then you´ll get an email. follow the link
    and click "join the mailinglist instead" if you dont have an yahoo account.

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  21. just joined the yahoo group for our HERO

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