Longchamp's 60th anniversary party attracted two generations of celebs--forty-something hotties and twenty-something drama queens. Julianne Moore, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon and a handful of the Gossip Girl cast sat sequestered in a makeshift VIP section of the balcony to avoid the crowd's crush. It was too much for Sarandon's tiny pup Rigby ("As in Eleanor," she clarified), who was quaking in the actress' oversized gold handbag. Sarandon's daughter, Eva Amurri, perched next to her, showing off her trendy lavender nail polish. "My new thing is I want to have bright colors on my nails all summer, because whenever I look at my hands it makes me happier," she said. Nearby, Diane Kruger, sporting wide-legged pants and a midriff baring top, sipped champagne and told me she'd just returned from filming her new flick, Run for Your Life, in Santa Fe. When I asked her whether anything amusing happened on set, she paused to think, then said, "You know, it's a really intense movie about organ tourism--so honestly, not so fun. Lots of crying."
The Gossip Girl posse, on the other hand, represented by Leighton Meester, Jessica Szohr and Nicole Fiscella, said they've been having a blast filming the second season around New York (they're currently on the third episode). Though no catfights broke out, it did seem like they were partly still in character: Meester, who plays icy Upper East Side princess Blair Waldorf, was decked out in Cartier jewels, a BCBG Max Azria dress and raved about her Dior spectator pumps, "my favorite thing in my closet." Szohr, who plays down-to-earth Brooklynite Vanessa Abrams, confessed: "To be totally honest, I'm in Forever 21 and these are Steve Madden."
While they play arch enemies on Gossip Girl, Meester and Abrams claim they are real-life pals. When Meester plugged her rock/pop album slated to come out at the end of this year, Abrams chimed in: "Ridiculously rad, is what it is. I'm like, hurry up, get it done already so I can listen to it!"