The party wars are on, and the winner is Graydon Carter.
The beloved former Vanity Fair editor in chief — the one who made the magazine soar — has just sent out the invite for the biggest Cannes party of all time.
Carter (and his terrific Air Mail online magazine) and Warner Discovery chief David Zaslav are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. with a blow out on May 23rd at the majestic Hotel du Cap Eden Roc.
Guests already rumored (yeah, they’re coming) I’m told include Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost, Adrien Brody and Georgina Chapman, Rebel Wilson, Vicky Krieps. Plus the party is the same night as the premiere in Cannes of Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City.” Focus Features is bringing the entire cast to Cannes including Jason Schwarzman, Edward Norton, and so on. They will come right up the duCap after their no-doubt standing ovation premiere.
Also coming is the whole cast of HBO’s “The Idol” starting with The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye). There are also a phalanx of supermodels on board, because what is Cannes without them?
Carter’s party will surely eclipse the annual Vanity Fair party thrown by the gang that has wrecked that magazine. Unlike Vanity Fair, the Carter-Zaslav event is invite only and every name is checked. At the moment, several concierge services are selling tickets to the Vanity Fair event to the hoi polloi. You can see a bunch of them here. The Warner 100 gala is tight as a drum and already the hardest ticket in Cannes this year!