Wondering where Leo DiCaprio, his girlfriend Camila Morrone, and Robert De Niro were last night? They were sitting together at Balthazar in Soho to celebrate the Tribeca Film Festival and Chanel’s 14th annual artists dinner — along with about 130 other celebrities, artists, and notables including Katie Holmes, Angela Bassett, Alexander Skarsgård, and Lala Anthony (wearing barrettes!)
“This is the dinner of the festival,” I heard someone say inside the restaurant. It’s likely whoever said it was somehow notable, but I couldn’t tell because my view was obscured by a tower of shrimp and oysters and two Chanel tweed suits. If the inside of Balthazar looks stylish on any given day, last night it was kicked up a notch due to the plethora of Chanel. Diane Kruger wore biker shorts, Jill Kargman paired her mother’s Chanel velvet corset from the 1980s with her own fishnet top, and there was more than one beach-ball bag on display. Possible couple Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson arrived together but had their photos taken separately.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Chanel party without thinking about Karl Lagerfeld, especially since many guests dressed in his beachy spring 2019 collection. Jemima Kirke, in a tan two-piece set, remembered fondly when she modeled for Karl. “He had me doing these insane old-fashion poses where you’re holding onto something and leaning back,” she said. “I felt like it was the 1930s or something. It was crazy.” For the record, she has changed her number since last week.