The event: Roberta Armani hosted a pre-Oscar bash at the Giorgio Armani Beverly Hills boutique Friday, celebrating Italian heritage and the directors of two Academy Award-nominated films: Martin Scorsese for “The Wolf of Wall Street” and Paolo Sorrentino for the foreign-language film “The Great Beauty.” (Scorcese is also nominated for best director.)
The crowd: Not even the downpour that flooded many of L.A.’s streets could stop a multitude of A-listers from heading to Rodeo Drive to pay homage to the directors. Most dressed in Giorgio Armani, and Cate Blanchett was a standout in a jumpsuit from Giorgio Armani Privé, the brand’s haute couture line. Among others on scene were Dianna Agron of “Glee,” Bond Girl Naomie Harris, Olivia Munn of “The Newsroom,” Anna Kendrick of “Pitch Perfect,” Emmy Rossum of “Shameless,” Robert DeNiro of “American Hustle,” Alex Pettyfer of “Beastly,” Samuel Jackson of “Pulp Fiction,” Jamie Foxx of “Ray,” Jaimie Alexander of “Thor,” Caitlin Fitzgerald of “Masters of Sex,” stylist Rachel Zoe, Disney Media co-chair Anne Sweeney, Fox Filmed Entertainment Chief Executive Jim Gianopulos, and many more
Ellen Olivier is founder of Society News LA.