Despite a still-soggy forecast, it was a bright night at the annual Charles Finch and Chanel pre-Oscars dinner at Madeo. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrived early with stylist Cher Coulter, while Sienna Miller, Anne Hathaway, André Balazs, Crystal Renn, and Naomie Harris mixed with the crowd of starlets, socials, and dealmakers. Alice Eve joked on her way in that she was just there for the Italian dinner, while Caroline Sieber gave up Paris fashion week to attend the weekend’s festivities. “It’s an exciting change of pace,” Sieber said of her last-minute trip to Tinseltown.
As Poppy Delevingne talked animatedly with Rachel Zoe at the bar, a crowd including Julie Delpy, Oliver Stone, and Helena Christensen packed into the space. Greta Gerwig, though lamenting the weekend’s many costume changes, was excited to be wearing Chanel for the very first time. “Chanel always seems like the most iconic to me,” she said, before showing pictures of her Narcisco Rodriguez Oscars dress to Emilia Clarke. Clarke had her own take on the awards show circuit. “I’m getting used to it,” she said. “But I take that back. No, you’re never going to get used to it.”