A bit of bubbly was the relative concept at the second annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic to benefit L.A.’s Will Rogers State Historic Park yesterday. “I’ll probably only make it through a quarter of a glass of Champagne,” co-hostess Rachel Zoe told Style.com. “I have my son with me and day drinking has never been my thing.” New mom Selma Blair also demurred, “I might have a sip, but it’s Daddy’s day to drink.”
On the idyllic sunny Sunday afternoon, tumblers of Veuve weren’t the only intoxicating element: Beneath yellow and white striped tenting, VIPs—including Zoe Saldana, Ali Larter, Sofia Vergara, Jaime King, and Camilla Belle—lounged and watched the polo match while a live ragtime band performed. Waiters and guests, like Decades owner Cameron Silver in his Gucci riding boots and Hermès ascot, were dressed in period garb. The vintage expert advised that “anything with a drop waist or from Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection” would be suitable women’s attire for a polo match.
Event host Nacho Figueras, a man with plenty of expertise in proper polo gear, was focused on the philanthropic element of the day. “There used to be 22 polo fields in L.A. and now there’s one,” said the polo player and Ralph Lauren model of the oceanside park, which recently lost almost $500,000 in state funding. “We’re trying to bring that moment back—the special thing is the history and atmosphere here.”
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