How utterly Gatsby of you, Gogo.
The party was a “Chanel-sponsored fundraiser for the Natural Resources Defense Council,” held at the art dealer’s Holmby Hills mansion. The guy had a good excuse for not showing—he was at the Venice Biennale. Here’s an itemized list of the things he missed, courtesy the Wall Street Journal:
-A Buddhist blessing
-A short concert by Patti Smith and Karen O
-Emily Mortimer, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Angela Lindvall, Andrew Dominik
-A vegetarian meal by chef Travis Lett
-Pharrell Williams singing “Blurred Lines”
-Eli Broad’s birthday party, elsewhere in Los Angeles. (Cue the image of Mr. Broad wearing a cone-like birthday hat, waiting to blow out the candles on a very large birthday cake until the arrival of Mr. Gagosian, acting all pouty that melted wax is getting on the frosting.)
In other news, I missed the party because I was eating an enormous sandwich in my bed while watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, among a variety of other reasons, I imagine.
Update, 5:50 p.m.: A rep for Gagosian emphasized that since he was at the Venice Biennale, he was not expected at the event, and had loaned his home for the evening.