Hostess To The Stars - Elle
Tonight, she’s invited 25 or so close friends to celebrate her new diamond collection, which she debuted in April at Barneys New York (and sold 70 percent of in 10 days) and this month will launch at the department store’s Beverly Hills post. “I hate going out. Hate it,” she says. Even if it’s last minute, “I totally do not have preparty anxiety. Like the time I had 50 people here, I got off a plane at 3 p.m. and had guests at eight.” Typically, she’ll cook, but like any seasoned hostess, she knows how to delegate. Brooklyn-based artist, friend, and “the most hysterical human being ever,” Julia Ziegler-Haynes prepares the menu (lamb chops, couscous, stone fruit and fig salad, and for dessert, lavender ice cream), enlisting help from boyfriend Chris Bear of folk-rock band Grizzly Bear. Neuwirth’s writer-director beau Phil Lord strings light-bulbs over the dinner table.