Alicia Keys Headlines Star-Studded Panthère de Cartier Party in LA

The Golden Hour, as any photographer worth her salt will tell you, is the moment the world looks its absolute best: just before sunset, and in the fleeting afterglow of the sunrise. It’s only fitting then that this most glamorous hour would be the theme of a star-studded Friday-night party in Los Angeles. Thrown by none other than Sofia Coppola, alongside Cartier International President and CEO Cyrille Vigneron and Cartier North America President and CEO Mercedes Abramo, the fête celebrated the return of the Panthère de Cartier watch, recently relaunched after a 13-year hiatus in a more modern reincarnation. The trio rolled out the red carpet at Milk Studios in Hollywood, and after the sun went down, the stars came out.

Early on, artnet News spotted Sienna Miller posing with Dakota Johnson in contrasting clothes, Miller in all white, Johnson in all black, both of course sporting Cartier watches. Also spotted: Kirsten Dunst with Rodarte sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy; models Camille Rowe, Poppy Delevingne, and Miranda Kerr. There was also Dita von Teese, perennial arbiter of Old Hollywood glamour, perfectly channeling the mood of the evening. Milk had transformed into a kind of gilded speakeasy, furnished with golden palm trees, sinuous leather banquettes, and a circular bar with a golden Art Deco centerpiece coming down from the ceiling.

We were ushered in by handsome young bell hops and glasses of champagne. The crab claws were cool, the crowd was hot—“hotter than a fantasy,” even, as Alicia Keys sang onstage—and the official dress code was fearless. There was no shortage of ostrich feathers, sequins, or lamé. Keys wore a purple tuxedo jacket and not a lick of makeup, rocking the crowd with a set of greatest hits and getting rocked in turn by the bass reverberating through the stage. “I don’t know if they do basement parties in L.A.,” she told us, “but if they don’t let’s create one tonight.”

We spotted Marilyn Manson in head-to-toe black-and-burgundy plaid chatting quietly in a corner with French Nouvelle Vague legend Bertrand Burgalat—that is, until they were discovered by the photographers and flashbulbs. The cocktails flowed, iPhone cameras flashed, and a gloriously crispy fried-chicken-on-a-stick was served in elegant silver buckets. For dessert, there were gourmet push pops, Mark Ronson, and dancing on the banquettes. As a parting gift, guests were given a very special memento: Donna Summer’s Endless Summer remixed, on vinyl, the perfect track to kick off the season.

For more of the Panthère de Cartier party, see the slideshow:

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Alicia Keys performing at Panthere de Cartier in Los Angeles. Images for Cartier.

Bertrand Burgalat and Marilyn Manson

Bertrand Burgalat and Marilyn Manson at the Panthère de Cartier party. Image courtesy of Cartier.

Rose Bertram at the Cartier soiree. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Rose Bertram

Rose Bertram at the Cartier soiree. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Models Cipriana Quann and TK Wonder attend the Panthere de Cartier Party in LA at Milk Studios. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Cipriana Quann and TK Wonder

Cipriana Quann and TK Wonder attend Panthère de Cartier party in L.A. at Milk Studios. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Mark Ronson at the Panthere de Cartier party. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson at the Panthère de Cartier party. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Mia Goth at Panthere de Cartier party. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Mia Goth

Mia Goth at Panthère de Cartier party. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Winnie Harlow. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Model Arizona Muse, Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Arizona Muse

Model Arizona Muse. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Model Asia Chow and dancer Stephen Galloway. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Asia Chow and Stephen Galloway

Model Asia Chow and dancer Stephen Galloway. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Alicia Keys performing at Panthere de Cartier in Los Angeles. Images for Cartier.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys performing at Panthère de Cartier party. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Dakota Johnson and Sienna Miller. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Dakota Johnson and Sienna Miller

Dakota Johnson and Sienna Miller. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Jillian Hervey, image courtesy of Cartier.

Jillian Hervey

Jillian Hervey of Lion Babe. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Models Poppy Delevingne and Dree Hemingway attend the Panthere de Cartier Party in LA at Milk Studios. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Poppy Delevinge and Dree Hemingway

Models Poppy Delevingne and Dree Hemingway attend the Panthère de Cartier party. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte with Kirsten Dunst.

Mulleavy Sisters and Kirsten Dunst

Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte with Kirsten Dunst. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Actor Lily Collins attends the Panthere de Cartier Party. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Lily Collins

Actor Lily Collins attends the Panthère de Cartier party. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Singer Jillian Hervey and DJ Lucas Goodman of Lion Babe perform onstage at the Panthere de Cartier Party in LA. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman

Singer Jillian Hervey and DJ Lucas Goodman of Lion Babe perform onstage at the Panthère de Cartier party in L.A. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Leila Ndabirabe showing off her Cartier timepiece. Image courtesy of Cartier.

Leila Ndabirabe

Leila Ndabirabe showing off her Cartier timepiece. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Angelica Cheung & Sandra Ma. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Angelica Cheung and Sandra Ma

Angelica Cheung and Sandra Ma. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Model Dita Von Teese. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Dita Von Teese

Model Dita Von Teese. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola at the Panthère de Cartier party.Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Cartier.

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