Last night, the art world and fashion scene collided to celebrate the Hugo Boss Prize, a joint honor presented by the German design house and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building was the obvious and perfect choice to host the bash — feathery installations and an opulent oversize chandelier decorated the ground floor of the stark white cylindrical interior as a crowd of designers, models (Sigrid Agren, Maryna Linchuk and Natasha Poly), celebrities (including Margot Robbie, Nicola Peltz and Kate Bosworth), general cultured types and an obscene amount of handsome men sipped champagne and mingled.
Speaking of, Joshua Jackson surprisingly attended a fashion party without his significant other and everyone’s massive style obsession, Diane Kruger. (Probably because she’s on set somewhere, based on some Instagram stalking.) It usually seems like “The Affair” star is happy to let his best-dressed girlfriend shine on the red carpet, even if it’s his event they’re gracing. So does he ever give any input on Kruger’s style choices? “She’s got that pretty well covered,” he said. “I’m only there as the occasional straight commentator.” So what does he like to see her in most, considering her well-stocked closet? “My bed,” he answered without a beat and sauntered off. (To also be known as the exact moment I realized that Jackson is super hot, especially in a tailored suit.)
“The Wolf of Wall Street” and red carpet breakout star Margot Robbie dressed in theme for the evening, opting for a sexy tailored black pantsuit — sans under-layer, of course — instead of a cocktail dress. “I think you just gotta wear it with confidence,” she explained of pulling off the menswear-inspired look. “You gotta earn it. We try to do a red lip to make it a little more feminine, but I roll with a pretty masculine look tonight.” As for the speculation on her role as Harley Quinn in the upcoming DC Comics movie “Suicide Squad,” she claims it’s just a rumor right now. And the only commentary she’d give on the super villain’s possible costume: “It’s a great Halloween costume.”
While the stars and designers were schmoozing and boozing back in the VIP area, Kate Bosworth seemed to be, well, doing what I was doing — making little notes on her iPhone and documenting the scene. “I’m shooting for the Vogue Diaries tonight,” she explained, above the booming music. “I feel like I’m working! I’m here and having a great time with Jason [Wu], but I feel for you now. I now understand! I’m feeling the pressure.” (And thus another “fashion, the great equalizer” moment was had.) Since Bosworth now has experience dabbling in the media space, would she ever want to jump in Goop or Preserve-style? “Yeah, I think I so,” she said after a moment. “But I think those things are successful because it’s the right match for that person. I think Gwyneth has done it beautifully and Blake just started hers and it seems to be very much in her wheelhouse.” But Bosworth has been keeping busy with her own design collaboration, which we’ll hear about more on Dec. 2.
One person not working and full-on enjoying himself in the elite section of the already-fancy crowd was Scott Eastwood, model-turned-actor (he’s in Brad Pitt’s “Fury”) and son of Clint. So, as a former model, he must have some advice for those genetically blessed, action movie star scions gracing the latest designer ad campaigns. “Get another job,” he said. “Have another job at the same time. Go to school. Get a college education, that’s the advice I’d give them.”