Mick Jagger, Harvey Weinstein at Charles Finch Dinner in Cannes
Last night, British entrepreneur Charles Finch hosted his 8th star-studded dinner at Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc in collaboration with Jaeger Le-Couture. “Graydon Carter always jests that I purposely hold my dinner right before his, but actually, Mr. Carter, my dinner has been going on for decades… yours might just be better and bigger, but I do the best I can…” quipped Finch of the annual soiree he holds the night before Carter’s annual Vanity Fair blow out. But Finch holds his own. Last night, guests such as Harvey Weinstein, Mick Jagger, Jean Pigozzi and Alexia Niedzielski, filtered into the main hall for cocktails and hors d’ourves, while taking in the hotel’s iconic cliffside seascape, before heading into the ballroom for dinner. While the event is a standing occurrence on the Cannes Festival calendar, this is the second year that Finch has held a photo exhibition during cocktail hour. Entitled “The Art of Behind the Scenes,” the photographs on display featured iconic talent from the Golden Era of film, including Andy Warhol in the Factory behind his movie camera, Marilyn Monroe on the set of "The Misfits" and Federico Fellini sitting on a crate between takes. As for Finch’s favorites? “That would be terribly unfair to name favorites. But why not? I love the photographs of Bridget Bardot, and Jean Pigozzi’s photo of Fellini."