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40 the Parisian and Venetian on-the- ground design teams to replicate. Darling friends came from far and wide: Tracey Amon, in from New York, was resplendent in copper Chanel. Gela Taylor, wife of Duran Duran's John Taylor, wore Gucci. Actress and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko turned heads in a black-and-gold Lanvin gown. Christopher "Kip" Forbes (chairman of American Friends of the Louvre), was there, as were Vogue editor Hamish Bowles; D.C.-based Kassidy Choi Smith Leigh; Jean-Luc Martinez, president-director of Musée du Louvre; Crystal Lourd, in from L.A. and wearing a gown by close pal Tom Ford; Valesca Guerrand Hermès; artist Marquis Retna from L.A.; designer Hervé van der Straeten; Van Cleef global CEO Nicolas Bos and North America CEO Alain Bernard, from London; Marina Abramovich; Billy and Julie Macklowe, from NYC; from San Francisco, Alexis and Trevor Traina; Paris Biennale CEO and mega dealer Benjamin Steinitz; Lord Harry Dalmeny of Sotheby's; and British artist Mat Collishaw. The fashion crowd included Bruno Frisoni of Roger Vivier; designer Naeem Khan; and Christian Louboutin, who led the Parisian fashion troops. The Texas contingent included Forty Five Ten co-founder Brian Bolke; Linda Ivy, stunning in a sparkling silver sequin dress, with husband Steve, CEO of Heritage Auctions; Diane Lokey Farb; Andrew Echols; Greg Fourticq Jr.; Ceron; Tami Dias; Mark Sullivan; Angel Rios; Glen Gonzalez; Sara Dodd and Will Denton; Judith Oudt; Duyen and Marc Nguyen; Laura and Evan Greenberg; Phoebe Tudor, fabulous in Marchesa; and Jill and Calvin Schlenker. Last but certainly not least, the ever-patient John Thrash, Cason Thrash's husband, whose behind- the-scenes ministrations certainly make such heroic charitable galas possible. Of course, the cause for cel- ebration was to raise money for the Musée du Louvre. With 240 guests at the Grande Nuit in Paris and 180 flying to Venice for the Masked Ball, two auctions were held — one would be far too long. Under the hammer in Paris were artworks donated by Francesco Clemente, Michael Chow, and Anish Kapoor, as well as exclu- sive invitations to the Forbes family Chateau de Balleroy and to the Fendi private suites in Rome. A lavish Brazil trip sold to Laura and Evan Greenbreg. Glen Gonzalez snagged a spectacular Mat Collishaw work, and Jana and Richard Fant purchased the Michael Chow work via phone. Also bidding by phone was Gary Petersen, the high bidder on the Jason Martin. The Texans really brought it home, purchas- ing half of the live-auction lots! Cason Thrash famously serves as auctioneer and warranted a big laugh when she quipped at a bidder, coaxing up the price of a work, "Oh, c'mon, it's only money!" Only money, indeed. When final tallies were made, a staggering $3.4 million was raised for the Musée du Louvre coffers, resplendently earmarked for the restoration of the apartment of Anne of Austria, mother of Louis XIV. Join us in the October issue of PaperCity, where we will re- port part deux of the voyage to the wild and wonderful Venetian Masked Ball, and see who bought the one-off Maserati Quattroporte Granlusso V8 at auction. Nicolas Bos, Becca Cason Thrash, Van Cleef & Arpels dinner at the Petit Palais Elizabeth Segerstrom Courtney Smith Mélita Toscan du Plantier, Jay Fielden Jamie Creel, Marco Scarani Bruno Frisoni Alexis & Trevor Traina Anastasia Soare, Marquis Retna Mark Sullivan, Diane Lokey Farb Kamie Lightburn, Tracey Amon Becca Cason Thrash at Duran Duran concert Joan Jacobs (continued from page 38) Brian Bolke, Hamish Bowles, Gela Taylor at Duran Duran concert

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