Left Coast Car Party-------
BMW and Vanity Fair teamed up last night to throw a party for the Art Car exhibition (which runs through February 24) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Guests including Dennis Hopper, Joan and Jackie Collins, and Rick and Kathy Hilton sipped Champagne and pondered the featured works of art on wheels: vintage Beamers with paint jobs courtesy of big-name Pop artists. There were four in all, by Andy Warhol (colorful impasto), Frank Stella (black and white grid pattern), Roy Lichtenstein (yellow sun rays and signature pixel dots), and Robert Rauschenberg (Old Masters on the doors). Cheryl Tiegs, stationed by the Warhol model, revealed she’s no stranger to customized cars. “The first thing I do is get fatter tires. Instead of 17-inch, I get 19-inch—it’s cooler.” A former swimsuit model and current reality show judge (ABC’s True Beauty) who knows her way around autos—could it get more L.A.? “I’ve pretty much always driven
sports cars, but I want a hybrid,” Tiegs added. Guess that answers that question.