Ask and you recieve; or rather, ask a few days ago, and Gawker via a Variety.com mishap responds: Where will the Vanity Fair Oscar party go once the Soho House replaces Mortons, which closes at the end of this year? Craft, natch. Actually Gawker found the article before it was 'supposed' to go live, but it's all out there now:
The Vanity Fair Oscar-night party, held at Mortons for the past 14 years, is changing its venue to Craft in Century City.Makes sense for so many reasons: There's tons of space for people and their limos, those Vanity Fair bushes will look smashing against the Century City landscape, and Colicchio is like the personal chef to the entertainment industry now. The constant reminder is there: Craft is not for us little people. Ever.
"When Mortons announced it was closing, we thought it was time for a change," said Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. "Craft is the ideal place for the party: great food -- which we will not be serving family-style, by the way -- great location with a dramatic entrance and a big, sweeping space."
Craft is so close to CAA's new headquarters and so frequently used by its agents that it's jokingly been referred to as the tenpercentery's commissary.
On Oscar night, Vanity Fair will be building out beyond Craft's terrace to make more space. But a Vanity Fair spokesman said the party's guest list will "definitely" not be larger than it had been at Mortons. Traffic and parking, which frustrated guests in the past, should also improve with the change of venue.
· Vanity Fair Oscar Party Finds New Home at CAA Craft [Gawker]
· Vanity Fair party changing locations [Variety]
· EaterWire: Soho House Updates [~ELA~]