New York – Last week, New York was taken back to the Jazz Age at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball, where over 400 celebrity guests, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Williams, Jessica Beil, as well as The Great Gatsby star, Carey Mulligan, director Baz Luhrmann and his wife/costume designer Catherine Martin, toasted to 1920s glamour with Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne, which is featured throughout the upcoming film.
With Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center bathed in the iconic Tiffany blue light, the A-list stars entered the event through a Tiffany Blue Box topped with the iconic white bow, and were transported to a luxurious art deco, Jazz Age supper club replete with a Moet & Chandon Champagne tower straight out of Gatsby’s garden, trapeze artists, flapper-esque dancers, a live Jazz band, an orchestra – and, a surprise performance by Megan Hilty.
Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sarah Jessica Parker schmoozed while clinking glasses of Moet & Chandon. Gwyneth and SJP were inseparable throughout the evening, laughing and catching up like two long lost friends, and while Gatsby was the topic of conversation throughout the evening, Jessica Biel showed her political side, enthusiastically talking about how she “went to the White House and met Mr. President!” Continuing, she exclaimed, “And have you met Michelle [Obama]? She is my favorite person in the world!”
While Gwyneth Paltrow made the rounds in a floor-length Ralph Lauren gown, Michelle Williams was at a loss for words when asked who she was wearing, smiling as she replied, “Call my publicist, she’ll know!” What Michelle did know, however, was that she and Carey Mulligan bore an uncanny resemblance to each other, with some guest even remarking how they looked like twins with their short blonde pixy haircuts.
All eyes were on the man of the hour, Gatsby director, Baz Luhrmann, who was heard talking about his next move….”Do you want to know what I’m doing now? I’m spending my days writing ‘Strictly Ballroom’ and moving back to Broadway…as if I don’t have anything else to do!” After celebrating throughout the evening with Moet, celebrity guests left the 1920s behind in Rockefeller Center and made their way to a line of waiting town cars on Fifth Avenue – there was one town car waiting per guest – with everyone talking about how excited they are to see the film when it hits theatres May 10th.