Oprah, Solange, Reese Witherspoon, More Stars Top List of America’s Best Party Hostesses
Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber also made the cut.
The Salonniere, a site dedicated to “the art of entertaining,” has released its annual list of America’s 100 best party hosts, and several bold-faced Hollywood names have made the cut.
This year’s list honors a select group of ladies and gents from 28 states who have demonstrated “an exceptional ability to leverage the power of parties to enhance the lives of others,” according to a press release.
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber landed on the list for the first time this year, thanks to their hot-ticket Halloween celebrations, as did Heidi Klum. Solange Knowles was lauded for her “sexy parties with a super-cool vibe,” according to the release, while Reese Witherspoon got the nod for “infusing all her parties with Southern charm…[she is] known as one of the nation’s most gracious hostesses.”
Return awardees include Oprah Winfrey, whose “warm and down-to-earth hosting skills are legendary,” and New York-based fashion designer Lela Rose, “whose attention to detail when entertaining—including matching the cocktail napkins to the cocktails—is unrivaled.”
Other notable names on the list include film producers Barbara Broccoli, Mike Medavoy with his wife Irena, Christine Chiu (wife of prominent Hollywood plastic surgeon Gabriel Chiu), Hollywood interior designer Timothy Corrigan, L.A. socialite Crystal Lourd, Chicago boutique owner Ikram Goldman, legendary Connecticut-based interior designer Bunny Williams, LACMA trustee and Art + Film gala co-chair Eva Chow, and New York fashion designer Dennis Basso.
“The Salonniere 100 is our way of honoring those who are continuing the tradition of hosting parties with a purpose. Whether they’re welcoming guests to support causes, advance ideas, unite people or simply bring joy to others, the Salonniere 100 honorees are America’s most gifted and influential cultural connectors,” says Carla McDonald, the site’s founder and editor in chief.