Went to Chateau Marmont last night for the LA launch of yet another beautiful Patrick McMullan book, Kiss Kiss, with Nick and Jessica emblazoned on the cover for posterity. (This latest is from McMullan’s own press, PMc Publishing.) Everyone knows Patrick, everyone loves him, so everyone showed up. Couldn’t swing a cat or take a step or grab a chicken-on-a-stick without smacking into downtown Manhattan legend Patti Astor or the Hilton parents or limo-chasing lawyer Gloria Allred or fabled astronaut Buzz Aldren. “Have you met Buzz Aldren?” said Patrick, who was working the party harder than the cater staff. “He invented space.” Later, Patrick was sure we’d met Alana Stewart, but we hadn’t so he had to photograph us being introduced. “For my new book,” Patrick said. “Pictures of people I’ve introduced.” Then he told us the bizarre story of the time he introduced Tom Cruise to Dr Jack Kevorkian and Tom said to the doctor, “I love your work.”
And is this the first time a coffee-table book has had a sponsor? On the back cover of Kiss Kiss there’s a plug for Maybelline’s 16 Hour Superstay Lipcolor.