Hollywood succumbed to a textbook case of Beatlemania on Friday night when Sir Paul McCartney breezed into town for the music video premiere of his new song “My Valentine.” Of course, the crowd that gathered in the back courtyard of Stella McCartney’s West Hollywood boutique (Gwyneth Paltow, Jane Fonda, Quincy Jones) was a far cry from hysterical tweens. Nevertheless, classic symptoms of the condition (obsessive adulation and a tendency to ogle) were unmistakable. Ginnifer Goodwin didn’t even attempt to play it cool. “I’m in total stalker mode,” admitted the actress, who joked that she had enlisted pals to snap iPhone portraits of her with McCartney in the background.
Given the occasion, many guests turned up in Stella McCartney. Gwen Stefani opted for a black silk one-piece with sheer side panels (“I love a good jumpsuit,” explained the singer) while Kristen Stewart offset the daintiness of a cobalt-blue wool crepe skirt with sturdy faux-patent-leather loafers. “You’re rocking those shoes!” said the designer.