FASHION

Bulgari’s gems: Morgan Fairchild and more from last night

Earlier this year when we visited Bulgari's Rome headquarters for a story on the jeweler's 125th anniversary, we got a sneak peek at some baubles in the making, including a stunning bib necklace encrusted with...


Of course, we were there to gawk, not bid. Fortunately, the evening was full of eye candy of all types, including Jessica Lange, Rose Byrne (in a beautiful ombre Valentino dress), Ricky Martin, model Esther Canadas, Mary McFadden and Ben Stiller (who delivered a greeting by video). Our favorite sighting had to be Morgan Fairchild, who was dressed in a snappy suit from Martine Sitbon. “I’ve had this for years,” Fairchild told us. “I bought it out recently and a girlfriend said I looked hot. So if it’s hot… plus, the shoulder pads are still working!”

In all, the event raised more than $1.5 million for Save the Children’s Rewrite the Future campaign, which provides education for children living in war zones and other conflicted areas. (The jeweler has donated over $9 million to the cause thus far.) Similar auctions are being planned across the globe, but for those Bulgari fans without thousands to spare, the house has also designed a limited-edition silver ring and pendant, the proceeds of which go to the charity. They are available for a recession-friendly $290 at shop.bulgari.com.