The fashion show: More than an awards ceremony, the Wednesday affair at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel culminated in a fashion show by Just One Eye, a Los Angeles boutique co-founded by Paola Russo with an eclectic selection from well-known luxury designers and rising stars. No mere walk down the runway, the presentation was as much "show" as "fashion," as the collection came to life in a choreographed spectacle combining modern dance, acrobatics and hip-hop-style head spins.
The crowd: Actresses Kate Walsh of "Private Practice,"
Quotes of note: The audience gave Stone a round of applause when she talked of her recent trip to Washington to campaign for more funding to the arts. "That's more of a response than I got in Washington," Stone said.
The numbers: This year's luncheon set a record, according to Ring, attracting more than 600 guests and grossing more than $275,000 from sales of $275 to $1,000 tickets. Proceeds will go toward the museum's arts education programs.