Los Angeles, Ca (September 30, 2006) - Carre D'as, a European event production company based in Los Angeles, hosted a spectacular soiree in honor of Eddie Barclay, the legendary Parisian music mogul best known for popularizing American jazz in France in the postwar years. In true Barclay fashion, Carre D'as brought the enchanting, effervescent spirit of St. Tropez to the Friar's Club in Beverly Hills with a party entitled, 'Eddie Barclay- Amours, Jet Set et Nuites Blanches a St. Tropez,' which translates into 'Eddie Barclay- Love, Jet Set and White Nights in St. Tropez.'
Although Barclay's musical success led to his nickname as "roi du microsillon" (king of microgroove), he also earned his fame by hosting parties that were so lavish they were considered excessive even by the standards of the French Riviera. Held in his St. Tropez home, Barclay's parties were huge events that mesmerized the French media. Barclay's trademark was a white suit, thus all guests wore white to these fabulous French fetes.
Just like Barclay's Parisian guests, Los Angeleno attendees were required to wear pure white. The Friar's club was a sea of fashionistas and fashionistos adorned in white dresses. From resort-infused white linen pants to whimsical white summer dresses, the guests were glowing with the carefree spirit of the French Riviera.
Glasses were overflowing with champagne as guests happily enjoyed their drinks and lightheartedly mingled. The DJ played various genres of music from the most popular hip hop beats to salsa. Dancers were stilts made a grand appearance as they paraded through the Friar's Club and ended on the stage where they skillfully danced with the guests.
Who can resist a party inspired by the French king of jazz and festivities? Absolutely no one! This French party attracted plenty of members of American royalty: celebrities! Celebrity faces seen enjoying the St. Tropez spirit included: Corey Feldman, Steve Valentine (Crossing Jordan), Daveigh Chase (Big Love), Honey Labrador (Queer Eye for the Straight Girl), Jackie Warner (Workout), Amber Smith (Super model), Billy Wirth (The Lost Boys), Shannon Mcleod (Million Dollar Listing), Lesa Amoore , Tabitha Taylor (Shut Up and Shoot!), Carolina Bacardi, Christina Chambers (Charlie's Angels: Behind the Camera), Ion Overman (Andy Barker P.I), Christie Clark (Days of Our Lives), Judi Evans (Days of our Lives), Julie Pinson (Days of Our Lives), James Reynolds (Days of Our Lives), Tammi Sheffield (Intolerable Cruelty), Melissa Joe Hunter (Joe Millionaire) Jenny McShane (Keep Your Distance), DeeDee Bigelow (Surreal Life Fame Game), Michelle Baena (Playboy Cover Model), Katie Lohmann, Mopreme Shakur (Tupac's brother), Shayna Rose (Days of Our Lives), Clare Grant (Black Snake Moan), and William Abadie (Ugly Betty).