Last night we went with Randy Barbato to the Green party, or rather, the party for The Green, Robert Redford’s new TV series on the Sundance channel, or rather, the “new weekly television destination,” which begins April 17 (two days after most of your folding green is gone.) The red-carpet party, produced by Rabin Rodgers Inc and not attended by Robert Redford, was held in an enormous space on South LaBrea, awash with green lights, that we think had been an automobile showroom and the guest list was so entertaining that we ran into people we knew, people we didn’t want to know, people we knew but avoided, and people it wasn’t cool to look at directly (Adrian Grenier, with budget-size entourage). Open bar and very edible hors d’oeuvres were available, but Randy kept fretting he would pick something from the one tray that harbored E. coli (every A-list party has one now). Lifehouse played a soulful set and then Macy Gray, glamorously resplendent, if a little unsteady, in heels, a red gown, and fingerless gloves, took the stage with her band and backup and gave the cool green party a dose of global warming.
Photos, from top: Macy at the mic; Bryan Rabin, the Rabin of Rabin Rodgers; photographer Ellen Von Unswerth and friend; The Living Things; David LaChapelle, Tony Ward, Bryan Rabin; Macy Gray; Macy Gray; Macy Gray and backup singers. (All photos by Thairin Smothers, except outside shot of Rabin by Randy Barbato)
And, yeah, that Who Am I? is Macy Gray outside the party.