Last night in Los Angeles:

Vanity Fair and designer Leon Max hosted a party for two hundred of Hollywood’s finest at the legendary Chateau Marmont to toast the great Annie Leibovitz’s release of her new, limited edition mega-sized book as the town went into pre-Oscar lock-down. Lily Cole, photographer Terry Richardson, Melanie Griffith and Sylvester Stallone were some of the crowd who turned out for drinks in the gardens of the Chateau as well as Mario Testino, Lauren Hutton and Molly Sims. Photographs from the book – Leonardo, Kate, Meryl et al – were on display in the famed penthouse suite; the pictures are from Leibovitz’s early career right through to her celebrated stylized portraits featured in Vanity Fair and Vogue and never before seen work. All strong red-carpet practice for Sunday’s Academy Awards.

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Contributing Editor: Richard Dennen