Frank Sinatra's former LA home is transformed for Hermès dinner party
Frank Sinatra’s former LA home is transformed into a lavish fashion playground complete with bold red décor and synchronized swimmers for a star-studded dinner hosted by Hermès
- Leslie Mann, Judd Apatow, Kathryn Hahn, Victoria Pedretti, and Yvonne Orji were among the famous faces who attended Hermès ‘Grand Soir’ last Wednesday
- The dinner party celebrating the luxury brand’s spring/summer 2022 collection was held at Sinatra’s former home in Chatsworth, a San Fernando Valley suburb
- Artistic director Stefan Beckman imagined the home’s bold transformation, which included all red walls, furniture, cushions, books, and phones
- The dress code for Wednesday’s event was ‘formal red and black attire,’ a nod to both Hermès’ new collection and the décor
- Guests were treated to a surprise performance art-inspired runway show narrated by filmmaker, artist, and writer Miranda July
- There was also a synchronized swimming show by the Aqualillies after dinner
- Sinatra rented the home from banking heiress Dora Hutchinson for a decade in the 1950s and 1960s
- The singer hosted legendary parties attended by a number of Hollywood stars, including his Rat Pack pals, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn
- The home hit the market for $21.5 million last spring
The Los Angeles estate that legendary singer Frank Sinatra once called home was transformed into a fashion playground complete with cherry red décor and synchronized swimmers for Hermès’ star-studded ‘Grand Soir’ dinner.
Leslie Mann, Judd Apatow, Kathryn Hahn, Victoria Pedretti, and Yvonne Orji were among the famous faces who traveled to the iconic midcentury property in Chatsworth, a San Fernando Valley suburb, to celebrate the luxury brand’s spring/summer 2022 collection.
The dress code for Wednesday’s event was ‘formal red and black attire’ — a nod to the 13-acre estate’s bold makeover imagined by artistic director Stefan Beckman.
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Cheers! Actress Kathryn Hahn was among the guests at Hermès’ ‘Grand Soir’ dinner party held at Frank Sinatra’s former Los Angeles estate on Wednesday night
Update: The minimalist property that Sinatra called home for a decade was transformed with cherry red décor for the party
Esthetic: The walls and furniture were mostly red while their were touches of black and white in each room
All dressed up: The dress code for Wednesday’s event was ‘formal red and black attire,’ a nod to both Hermès’ new collection and the décor
Family affair: Director Judd Apatow (left) attended the fashion party with his wife Leslie Mann (right) and their youngest daughter Iris Apatow (center)
Before: The sprawling home is known for it’s floor-to-ceiling windows and white walls
The sprawling home is known for its floor-to-ceiling windows and minimalist white walls, but everyone was seeing red thanks to Hermès.
There was a red botanical mural created by Alan Carroll Studio while the walls, carpets, couches, cushions, books, phones, and bed were all red with touches of black and white dispersed throughout the rooms.
The décor also featured commissioned paintings depicting looks from the new collection. The works of art were created by female artists, including Greta Waller and Romina Bassu, according to Women’s Wear Daily.
Guests were treated to a surprise performance art-inspired runway show narrated by filmmaker, artist, and writer Miranda July.
The models each strut around the pool and struck a pose on a red sculpture while wearing pieces from the French fashion house’s spring/summer 2022 evening wear collection designed by Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski.
The looks were all red, black, and white, and while some of the designs were seen on the runway in October, others were done in new colorways or never seen before, Vogue reported.
A seated dinner was hosted in the garden, and right before the DJ took the stage, there was another surprise performance: a synchronized swimming show by the Aqualillies.
The entertainers modeled Hermès swimwear and fine jewelry while performing to The Beach Boys’ hit ‘Good Vibrations.’
Every detail: Guests took to Instagram to share snapshots from the night out
Incredible: The décor featured commissioned paintings depicting looks from the new collection. The art was created by female artists, including Greta Waller and Romina Bassu
Seeing red: The cherry walls were illuminated in the estate’s glass windows
Chatting: Attendees mingled and wandered around the iconic home before dinner
Showpiece: Alan Carroll Studio created a red botanical mural inside the home
Looking sharp: Stephen Galloway donned a red blazer and black pants for the party
Say cheese! English reality star Vas J Morgan and director Taika Waititi smiled for the camera together
Writers room: Journalist and TV host Elaine Welteroth (left) was spotted with author Meena Harris (right) at the fete
Stunning: Painter Fong Min Liao posed in front of the botanical mural
Taking a call: Jen Brill was photographed playing with the phone
Getting comfortable: Paula Bruss (left) and Marie von Behrens (right) hung out on the red couch
Place to be: Tania Sarin Araradian, Jen Wonders, and Angela Fink (left to right) were also seen sitting on the couch
The dinner party comes less than a year after the home went on sale for a whopping $21.5 million last spring.
Banking heiress Dora Hutchinson commissioned architect William Pereira to build the estate, which she named ‘Farralone’ after it was completed in 1951
When she moved to New York, she leased the place to Sinatra, who lived there for a decade in the 1950s and 1960s. During his time at the estate, Ol’ Blue Eyes hosted legendary parties attended by the crème de la crème of Hollywood.
Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Sinatra’s Rat Pack buddies Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin are said to have been among the guests at the soirees.
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Chilling: Langley Fox Hemingway, the daughter of Mariel Hemingway and Stephen Crisman (left), was spotted with a friend
Night out: Natalie Portman’s husband Benjamin Millepied was seen with friends
Fun! There was a surprise performance art-inspired runway show narrated by filmmaker, artist, and writer Miranda July
Ready to wear: The models wore pieces from the French fashion house’s spring/summer 2022 evening wear collection designed by Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski
Color scheme: The Hermès women’s ready-to-wear designers were all red, black, and white
Memorable: The models each strut around the pool and struck a pose on a red sculpture
Styling: Outer Banks star Madelyn Cline showed off her red jumpsuit at the event
Something to snack on: Their was an oyster bar for guests to nibble on bere dinner
So much to document: There were plenty of photo opportunities for guests at the party
Monroe sublet the property’s guest house from Sinatra, and the home’s swimming pool is said to be the site of one of the star’s final photoshoots.
The guest house itself is believed to be where she secretly met John F. Kennedy during their alleged affair.
JFK is one of American history’s most iconic politicians but he was equally notable for his playboy antics, which have seen him linked to a slew of big names from the ’50s and ’60s, most notably Monroe.
Despite there being no real evidence the two ever enjoyed a romantic relationship, rumors and conspiracy theories abound.
More recently, the estate has been featured in the hit shows Mad Men and Big Little Lies, as well as music videos for top artists, including Mariah Carey, Usher, and Rihanna.
Photo op: Ali Taekman (left) and Celia Chen (right) couldn’t resist hanging out by the phones
Out and about: Serpent with Feet (left) was spotted with a guest
Guest list: Stylist and fashion editor Yashua Simmons (left) also brought a guest to the dinner party
Fashion stars: Singer Kilo Kish (left) and costume designer Miyako Bellizzi (right) stood out in their red and black looks
Focal point: Plenty of people hopped on the all red bed to post for photos
Group shot: People got creative while posing with their pals on the massive bed
Art: The dinner was just as pretty as the décor at the lavish soiree
Prime spot: Amanda Alagem, the accessories director at Harper’s Bazaar, smiled for a photo while seated at the piano
Living it up: Fashion editor Rebecca Russell (right) and writer Lesley McKenzie (left) toasted to their night out
Check it out: The luxurious home, now known as Byrdview, has undergone a huge remodel since Sinatra’s 1960s heyday
History: The property where the singer hosted the crème de la crème of Hollywood went on sale for $21.5 million last spring
The luxurious home, now known as Byrdview, has undergone a huge remodel since Sinatra’s 1960s heyday.
Deluxe finishes include a home bar, gym, and a large chef’s kitchen. The house is also kitted out with top-of-the-line appliances and a handful of fireplaces
The property is perched on a hilltop with 360-degree views over LA, the mountains, and the surrounding 3,000 acres of nature preserve.
It’s listed for $21.5 million through Craig Knizek of The Agency, Beverly Hills.
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