No question, hands down, Graydon Carter bested everyone in Cannes party land last night.
The owner and editor in chief of Air Mail put his old magazine, Vanity Fair, to shame with a star studded list of guests at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc.
Carter grabbed the Holy Trinity of stars with Leonardo di Caprio, Martin Scorsese, and Robert De Niro celebrating their huge success with “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
Carter co-hosted the party with Warner Discovery owner and chief David Zaslav. The pair welcomed Sting and his activist-actress-stunner wife Trudie Styler, plus Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Lily Rose Depp, Jason Statham and even Boy George turned up!
The sheer star power Carter drew certainly put Vanity Fair on notice. The magazine he edited for two decades threw their own soiree at the Eden Roc on Saturday night and attracted almost no A listers.
But the Warners/Air Mail gala will stand out as the highlight of Cannes 2023.
Other names include John C. Reilly, Paul Dano, famed photographer Brigitte Lacombe, members of the late Grace Kelly’s royal Monaco family, Daphne Guinness, Eva Longoria, director Sam Levinson, and singer Adam Lambert. And they’re are more names coming, I assure you! It was quite a night following the Cannes premiere of Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City” opened the Palais to cheers!
You know, a Leo sighting is like a papal blessing on a social event. A couple of nights earlier, Di Caprio attended the Better World Fund gala the Hotel Carlton where he came to support the rainforest. The dinner, given by Akbaraly Foundation, assisted by Amazônia Fund Alliance program co-founder and renowned organizer Thierry Klemeniuk, raised substantial funds and featured indigenous dignitaries who were flown in especially for the lively — and moving — evening. One of the speakers was “Succession” star and filmmaker Fisher Stevens, who attended with his director wife, Alexis Bloom. (More on them coming soon.)
What’s interesting about Leo is that he’s not slouching around in his baseball cap clamped down on his head. He’s been promoting “Killers of the Flower Moon” with zest probably because he knows how “exceptionalle” it is. He’s going to have a big Fall come award season!
Leo wrote on Instagram:”I was honored to spend time with Sônia Guajajara, Brazil’s Minister of Indigenous Peoples, Célia Xakriabá, Member of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, and Lily Gladstone, Actor in Killers of the Flower Moon at the event in Cannes, France to support the Indigenous people leading the conservation of the Amazon rainforest. My organization @rewild and our partners stand with Brazil’s +900,000 Indigenous people from 300 Indigenous groups.”