Not just anyone could draw the fashion set out for a party on the eve of the Met ball, but Amanda de Cadenet isn't just anyone. Donna Karan, Prabal Gurung, and Christian Louboutin joined Gwyneth Paltrow and Diane von Furstenberg at the designer's Meatpacking District studio to fête de Cadenet's new Lifetime series The Conversation last night. "I haven't seen the show yet, but they're saying everyone is having real conversations, no bars held—it's raw and honest," Malin Akerman said of the series. "I think people forget celebrities are real people too and we are all fallible, you know? I just feel like we should be real about it."
Of her turn on de Cadenet's couch, DVF admitted, "I don't remember what I said, so I may hate it, but I don't think I will. All I can say is I talked about myself, my favorite subject, and became friends with Amanda." Paltrow has known de Cadenet a little longer: "Amanda has been my dear friend for many, many years," she told the crowd. "If you YouTube her, you'll see she was interviewing people when she was 15 years old, you'll see she has this gift. She's able to put people at ease and extract the most incredible bits of information from them."
De Cadenet, in turn, shared one of Paltrow's talents: "I'm a terrible cook," she said. "My kids ask to go stay with Gwyneth all the time because she makes better food for them than I do. Seriously."