Pooled Assets

In the Swim With YSL; Plus, Fashion Toasts Victoria Beckham and Sarah Lerfel


Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
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Victoria Beckham, at the Four Seasons Restaurant.
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Sarah Lerfel with the Heartschallenger ice-cream truck.
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Yves Saint Laurent hosted a pool party at the Beverly Hills Hotel to benefit Center Dance Arts on Thursday. "My biggest fear is that I'll fall into the water tonight," quipped Minnie Driver. Fortunately, only the dancers from Aquartist got wet with a splashy tango commissioned especially for the evening. "My jaw dropped," exclaimed Kristin Davis after the performance. Designer Stefano Pilati was unable to attend, but his new cruise collection designs were well represented on the likes of Demi Moore, China Chow, and Nicole Richie. Liz Goldwyn wore a vintage YSL lime polka-dot flamenco number. "I've had my dress since high school, and I've saved it for a pool party at the BH Hotel or a flamenco party in Spain. This came up first."

In New York, Saks Fifth Avenue's Steve Sadove hosted an intimate dinner at the Four Seasons in honor of Victoria Beckham and her new sunglasses and jeans collections. "It was bedlam," he said of her in-store appearance earlier in the day. The paparazzi crush didn't seem to faze the designer formerly known as Posh. "I love it here," she said. "David, the boys, and I were in Spain, and Brooklyn [one of their three sons] asked, 'Dad, when are we going to America?' My husband said, 'What do you know about America?' And Brooklyn replied, 'It's the place where you can have everything.' "

The previous afternoon, Sarah Lerfel and her mother, Colette Roussaux, of the hip Paris boutique Colette were fêted at Paper magazine's annual fashion luncheon at Indochine. "We're having a great time," said Lerfel. "But we're quiet, because she doesn't speak very good English and mine is so-so." The eclectic group, which included the DJ duo Andrew & Andrew, graffiti artist Claw, and the Threeasfour designers, kept themselves well entertained. Maria Cornejo talked about her special bond with the retailer. "They gave me all the windows in 1997. It was huge for me," she said. Outside, the Heartschallenger ice-cream truck, a new transplant from L.A. adorned with Colette's icons Caperino and Peperone for the occasion, offered free treats to sweeten guests' jaunts back to their offices.
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