On The Avenue

Gold at the Plaza (not, not a Trump story)

by Kristopher Fraser Photographed by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A little rain wasn’t going to stop the Hollywood and society crowd from gathering at the Plaza Hotel to celebrate Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves’ new movie Gold. The film tells the story of a prospector who sets off to Indonesia to find the glittery stuff.

The golden eye of the evening was Alves though, as she walked in clad in a Marchesa gown fit for a queen, only fitting as she is the queen of the night. McConaughey was scruffy, but well dressed in a simple black suit with white shirt.

Lights off, cameras flashing. Here comes the rest of the crowd. The other lady of the night and star of the film is here, Bryce Dallas Howard. You can never go wrong with a little black dress, can you?

Ah, the combustible combination of the social crowd and influential intelligentsia. Spotted, one Salman Rushdie. Someone needed a break from writing, and a glass of white wine tonight.

This party is rather stylish, with designers Cynthia Rowley, John Varvatos and John’s wife Joyce Varvatos all fulfilling the fashion quota for the evening.

This line for the bar seems to have no start or end. Queuing up appeared to mean gathering around the circular bar like a watering hole, instead, and everyone fend for yourselves like it’s The Hunger Games.

It was a model crowd, literally, featuring the likes of Garrett Neff, Clara McGregor and Tali Lennox making up “the beautiful people.”

The stars received their usual congratulations, as did the director Stephen Gaghan.

Parked outside as guests made their departures was a fleet of black Mercedes-Benzs and Cadillacs. The  celebrity secret service? Just another night at the Plaza.

Visit Gold’s website at gold-film.com.





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