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| August 20, 2012 | Parties

THE PARTY An extravaganza celebrating The Beverly Hills Hotel’s 100th birthday served as the launch of this summer’s Cointreau Poolside SoirĂ©es, retro cocktail parties benefiting Project Angel Food. THE PLAYERS Ellen von Unwerth, Jeffrey Deitch, Natalie Portman, Benjamin Millepied, Marisa Tomei, Mary-Louise Parker, Aimee Garcia, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Carly Chaikin, Monet Mazur, Jeremy Scott THE HIGHLIGHTS The Beverly Hills Hotel pool had the polished look of a bygone era as guests gathered to sip on classic Cointreau cocktails and take in a graceful water ballet by the Aqualillies. As the sun began to set behind the hotel’s signature palm trees, singer Luca Ellis delivered haunting renditions of Sinatra staples. But it wasn’t until burlesque queen Dita Von Teese took the stage in a custom-designed Jenny Packham ensemble that the stars really put down their Sunset Margaritas and emerged from cabanas to watch the show. The dancer finished her routine in nothing but her Swarovski-embedded undergarments! More than 500 attendees applauded the performance and the cause. Photos courtesy of Charley Gallay/Wireimage



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