Celebs Sparkle at Chanel Event
Blake Lively, Selma Blair, Julia Stiles, Josh Lucas, Ellen Pompeo, Helena Christensen, Christy Turlington and Ed Burns turn out to toast Chanel Fine Jewelryâs Night Of Diamonds at The Plaza in NYC.
âI love Chanel so much,â super-chatty Blake says. âItâs everything. Itâs the epitome of what a lady should be. Itâs class. I have the shoes, the jewelry, itâs really a problem. They say itâs an addiction. Some people take drugs; I do stuff with Chanel.â
She adds, âThe bags are a problem. I just got one right before I came here. I just got this big, beautiful, leather clutch that says Chanel on it. Itâs black. Itâs actually written out Chanel instead of the CC, which you donât see very often. That was really exciting.â
Seconds after Selma vogues for the cameras, she agrees that diamonds are a girlâs best friend. âI bought myself a diamond ring last week. Itâs a present for myself, but I have a lot of diamonds that friends have given me through the years and thatâs what means the most.â She talks about her first Chanel item. âI had a Chanel bag when I was about 16 that was my motherâs that I infiltrated from her wardrobe. I thought I was really hot stuff.â
Christy is thrilled to be at The Plaza. âI remember classic times having tea in the atrium area. I just canât wait to be able to do that with my daughter [Grace, 4]. Sheâs getting to the age where sheâd like that sort of thing. I did that with my mom and my grandmother. Itâs a classic thing to do New York if youâre a girl or a lady.â
Christy and hubby Ed canât wait for the writersâ strike to be over because â hidden talent alert â she is a member of the Writers Guild! They even wrote a script together.
Helena can't wait to see the refurbished landmark. "I've gotta run," she cries.
As newlywed Ellen Pompeo grasps onto hubby Chris Ivery, Josh literally runs into the press area, knocking into the velvet rope. âThanks guys,â he shouts. Who is he rooting for in the Super Bowl? âGiants,â Salma Hayekâs ex says on his way into the private dinner. WhoaâŠ he looks like Matthew McConaughey.
Hereâs Tula-clad Julia, who is the only gal who doesnât wear Chanel to the designerâs event. âIâm running late,â she says, as she and her beau dash through. Tsk, tsk.