Shelby's Social Diary

Partying with Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst and Prince Albert at the Cannes Film Festival

Partying with Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst and Prince Albert at the Cannes Film Festival

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Marc Hruschka, left, hosted Diane Lokey Farb and Ceron at sublime Cannes Film Festival parties. Courtesy of Diane Lokey Farb
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Brooke Shields, left, Diane Lokey Farb and Marc Hruschka at the amfAR party. Courtesy of Diane Lokey Farb
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Oscar de la Renta designed this gown, which Diane Lokey Farb wore to the Chopard party. Courtesy of Diane Lokey Farb
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Ceron, left, with Diane Lokey Fab, wearing Badgley Mischka, and Marc Hruschka at a film premier. Courtesy of Diane Lokey Farb
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You've seen much of the glitz and glamour of the Cannes Film Festival on Entertainment Tonight!, even on the Today show. But you haven't yet had a peek at two Houstonians who were in the midst of the party swirl — Diane Lokey Farb and Cerón.

The duo was the guest of Chopard, with which Madame Farb is very friendly, at all the important parties and screenings. Their escort throughout the week of sublime star-gazing and over-the-top soirées was Marc Hruschka, the movie-star handsome president and CEO of Chopard USA. And for each special evening, the Houston fashion icon was dressed to the hilt in designer fashions and serious diamonds. 

For the drop-dead fabulous  amfAR party at Hotel du Cap, Diane clearly dressed for the red carpet in a gold and beige beaded gown by Naeem Khan. Having just returned Sunday from her Cote d'Azur adventure, Diane reports that the galaxy of fashion and film stars at that prestigious event included Karl Lagerfeld, Jude Law, Woody Allen, Eva Herzigova, Kirsten Dunst, Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancé Charlene Wittstock. (Lynn Wyatt will be among the cognescenti attending their June 2 wedding in Monte Carlo.)

As the amfAR auction action, which brought in $10 million, wound down, Diane said, the partying quotient revved into high gear with a late-night/early-morning bash at Eden Roc, the swank hotel's exclusive restaurant and club overlooking the Mediterranean and the waves of mega-yachts that were chartered for the week.

Highlight of this uber party adventure for our Houston pair was the evening that began with the red carpet premiere of Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. "Of course, one of the best moments on the red carpet was when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrived," Diane said. 

The night continued with Chopard's "Happy Diamonds Are Girls' Best Friends" disco bash that Diane describes as "just too unbelievable." Showgirls from the Crazy Horse in Paris entertained a coterie of headliners. For this gilded evening, Diane stepped out in a pink beaded dress with billowing feathers, a divine confection by Oscar de la Renta.

For the cast party of Sean Penn's This Must Be the Place, that followed the film's red carpet premiere, Diane chose a strapless white gown by Badgley Mischka.