It’s odd when a party with not one but two VIP areas (a ground-floor zone and another on the second level) suffers a noticeable dearth of VIPs. Such was very nearly the case last night at the Seven Psychopaths premiere party at Patria, Charles Khabouth and Hanif Harji’s yet-to-open King West restaurant. The darkly romantic space was far from full for most of the evening. After Abbie Cornish walked the red carpet in a red Giuiletta gown, the small press clutch packed away their cameras and moved on. There was a second burst of excitement when Woody Harrelson (wearing a grey suit, a TIFF baseball cap pulled low and flip flops) snuck in through a side door with his entourage, but it wasn’t enough to keep guests from trickling out (one young lady was even overhead saying, “This is a lot less fun than I thought it would be”). Those who stuck it out were rewarded though because, before we could declare the event dead, both Christopher Walken and Colin Farrell dropped in, upping the star quotient considerably (Shinan Govani later observed that the party had a five-to-one ratio of celebs to regular people).
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