OUR MAN IN CANNES - DAY 4
By Rylan Soref
Monday, 6/1/2009 11:06 AM
The only thing better than a party on a private yacht at the Cannes Film Festival is another party on a private yacht at the Cannes Film Festival. While it would be impossible to top the evening I had at Paul Allen's Friday, I was invited to be Yanou Collart's date on Michele and Larry Herbert's yacht My Colors last night. Larry Herbert is the creator of the Pantone color spectrum, the standard used to classify anything from paint to fruit. Despite the boat's relatively smaller scale, the decks were radiant as people perused the vessels' triple tiered exterior.
Michele's elegant gown was adorned with swirls of color from the entire spectrum and seemed to dance about on the soft green silk like light shimmers on a mermaid's tail. The perfect hostess, Michele is a social chemist, mixing science and celebrity into a perfect blend.
When I arrived at the ramp, ... Read More
OUR MAN IN CANNES - DAY 3
By Rylan Soref
Monday, 6/1/2009 10:59 AM
Movie stars may shine at Cannes but, last night, it was the celebrities of genetic research who shimmered aboard Paul Allen's private yacht. Allen's 414 ft. vessel was once the largest in the world but now has been surpassed by 10 enterprising minds of even greater progress. Yet it floated among the others in the Cannes harbor as the statue of liberty does Manhattan: Incomparable.Before heading to the yacht, a brief ceremony for Dr. James D. Watson was held at the Office of the Mayor of Cannes, Bernard Brochand. Watson, Nobel Laureate and former director ofthe Cold Spring Harbor Lab on Long Island, was given a medal by the mayor for his accomplishments and to recognize the lab's efforts in the fight against genetic disease. Following the ceremony, guests were invited to join the mayor for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the great hall. Among ... Read More