“St. Barts makes the hustle on Golden Globes weekend look like child’s play,” said a Hollywood insider of navigating a sea of stars, moguls and parties on the island for New Year’s Eve.
Prince played Roman Abramovich’s (owner of 533′ ECLIPSE) annual bash, and caused a stir among even the most jaded regulars when he arrived via helicopter the day of the party.
“Roman runs the show,” sighed a source of New Year’s Eve’s most exclusive party. “If you’re not on the list, you’re at the kids’ table.”
Spotted celebrating in St. Barts this year were entertainment types Leo DiCaprio, George Lucas, Paul McCartney, Brett Ratner, Chris Rock, LA Reid, Guy Oseary, Lyor Cohen, Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, as well as tycoons David Geffen, Barry Diller, Len Blavatnik, Steve Tisch, Jeff Bewkes, Vivi Nevo and Michael Ovitz.
Art world fixtures included Larry Gagosian, Samantha Boardman and Aby Rosen, Brooke Garber Neidich, Richard Prince and Jean Pigozzi, while designers included Stella McCartney and Diane von Furstenberg.