Chanel Hosts Dinner and Bingo for Sofia Coppola’s New Book

New York Fashion Week may have officially ended on Wednesday, but you’d never know it from the turnout at Indochine Thursday evening. Chanel and W Magazine welcomed a swath of celebrities and fashion folk for dinner — and bingo — in celebration of Sofia Coppola’s first book, “Sofia Coppola Archive: 1999-2023.”

Whatever fashion week weariness lingered with guests was unrecognizable as the cocktail hour got underway. Phoebe Tonkin greeted Dave Harbour with a high five; Marc Jacobs, his husband Char Defrancesco and Anna Sui all arrived together; Laura Dern made it a mother-daughter night with daughter Jaya Harper in tow; Karlie Kloss gave Dianna Agron a cheek kiss upon meeting; Camila Morrone, Elle Fanning and Christopher Abbott hugged the bar, laughing among themselves; newlywed Margaret Qualley greeting W editor Sara Moonves with kisses on the cheek. 

Other guests included Lily Allen, Leon Bridges, Katie Holmes, Annabelle Dexter Jones, Chase Sui Wonders, Grace Gummer and Mark Ronson, Michelle Zauner, Anna Weyant, Bianca Brandolini, Gucci Westman, Brett Heyman, Vanessa Traina, Larry Gagosian and Kate Young, among others. 

The woman of the hour, who is a long-standing artistic collaborator for Chanel, has quite a busy fall ahead of her, between the book publication and the release of her next film, “Priscilla.”

“It’s been crazy timing, it wasn’t planned that way but it’s exciting after having been home for the pandemic,” Coppola said ahead of dinner. “It’s a little crazy — also, with teen daughters.”

Coppola said that the process of going through her archive brought back some memories she’d forgotten about, like a letter from Jeffrey Eugenides about “The Virgin Suicides” from the beginning of the filming process. 

“I had a really nice relationship with him afterwards, but I’d forgot that in the beginning he wasn’t sure about my approach, and I put it in because I thought that it was good for people making things to know the challenges and the ups and downs that you go through,” Coppola said. “It was all fun to revisit.”

The addition of post-dinner bingo was Coppola’s own idea.

“At Easter when I go home to my parents’ in Napa we always play bingo,” she said. “My mom was a sorority sister so she always brought games into our life, and I just thought it is always fun at a party to have a game. So I’m really excited to have Chanel bingo.”

As dessert was being doled out, Chloe Fineman took to the mic to announce to the room “it’s time for bingo, b—h!” 

The room turned focused and competitive as the prizes increased up to a red Chanel handbag, which went home to a lucky winner with a blackout bingo card.

“I know this is something that happens at f–king retirement homes,” Fineman told the room, “but this is Chanel bingo.”

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