Lauren Sanchez threw her billionaire fiancé, Jeff Bezos, an out-of-this-world 60th birthday party with an A-list guest list that included everyone from Kim Kardashian to Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.
The private bash was hosted at the couple’s Beverly Hills mansion with a ‘celestial space-age’ theme, a nod to the Amazon founder’s Blue Origin aerospace company.
Sanchez, 54, channeled her inner Jessica Rabbit in a custom red Swarovski crystal gown by designer Laura Basci, likely to the delight of Bezos, who turned 60 on January 12.
The dress required more than 800 hours of hand-beading, according to a press release from the brand.
Lauren Sanchez, 54, channeled her inner Jessica Rabbit in a custom red Swarovski crystal gown by Laura Basci while hosting her fiancé Jeff Bezos’s 60th birthday bash on Saturday
The journalist paired the figure-hugging frock with a $4,995 crystal-incrusted rocket ship bag by Judith Leiber, a nod to Bezos’ Blue Origin aerospace company
The private bash was hosted at the couple’s Beverly Hills mansion with a ‘celestial space-age’ theme. They are pictured at the Oscars in 2023
The bride-to-be paired the figure-hugging frock with a $4,995 crystal-incrusted rocket ship bag by Judith Leiber.
Sanchez proudly showed off her look on Instagram the day after the party, sharing behind-the-scenes photos of herself striking a pose in her dressing room ahead of the bash.
‘Getting ready is sometimes the best part of the night. Thank you @laurabasci for creating this incredible dress for such a special evening,’ she wrote in the caption.
Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Kendell Jenner, Hailey Bieber, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé were among the hundreds of guests spotted at the lavish birthday party, a source told The Sun.
Sanchez went all out for her husband-to-be’s birthday and set up a replica of Bezos’ first Amazon office with his original chair, the insider shared.
Guests were served ‘everything from caviar to McDonald’s, a tribute to the billionaire’s first job when he was 16.
The source added that ‘photography was banned at the event’ and attendees had to ‘put their phones in pouches’ when they arrived.
Many guests confirmed their attendance with posts and comments on Instagram, including Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Ivanka Trump, Heidi Klum, Jewel, Kathy Hilton, and her daughters, Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton Rothschild.
Sanchez’s custom crystal gown required more than 800 hours of hand-beading
Jewel, 49, matched Sanchez in a red sequin dress by Yousef Al Jasmi, although her frock was a long-sleeve mini dress with feathered cuffs
Nicky Hilton Rothschild and Paris Hilton (center) modeled silver gowns while posing for a photo with Jewel (right) and U Beauty founder Tina Chen Craig
Paris Hilton, 42, had her long blonde hair styled in a glamorous updo for the A-list party, which gave her a chance to re-wear one of her seven wedding dresses
The last time the hotel heiress wore the custom Oscar de la Renta dress was when she tied the knot with M13 Ventures founder Carter Reum in 2021
Nicky Hilton Rothschild opted for a sparkly spaghetti strap gown paired with a star tiara
Photos were reportedly banned from the A-list event, but it seems some managed to snag a few shots inside. Nicky Hilton Rothschild is pictured with Tina Chen Craig
‘You are the brightest gift to Jeff. Happy Birthday. We had a blast celebrating with you,’ Klum, 50, wrote on Sanchez’s post.
‘You look so gorgeous in that red dress!!! What a fun beautiful evening,’ Kathy Hilton, 64, added. ‘Sooo fun last night!!’ her daughter Nicky agreed.
Nicky, 40, and her older sister, Paris, 42, both dazzled in silver.
The former had on a bedazzled spaghetti strap dress paired with a star tiara, while the latter wore a long-sleeve gown made of laser-cut stars.
Paris’ custom Oscar de la Renta dress was one of the seven gowns she wore when she tied the knot with M13 Ventures founder Carter Reum in 2021.
‘Such a fun night,’ Trump, 42, commented, adding rocket and space emojis.
The former White House senior adviser was joined by her husband, Jared Kushner, 43, whom she posed for photos with at the party.
The couple flew to Los Angeles from their home on Indian Creek Island near Miami, Florida, where Bezos recently purchased not one but two properties.
Trump revealed her black and gold beaded halter gown was a vintage Roberto Cavalli design featured in his Fall/Winter 2006 collection.
She posted a few solo shots of herself modeling the look, including footage of herself blowing a kiss at the camera.
Katie Perry, 39, took the space theme seriously and posted snapshots of herself dressed as a glamourous alien complete with antennas and pointy ears
The E.T. singer paired her extraterrestrial prosthetics with nude pleated gown
Perry also took snapshots with her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, 47, who wore similar prosthetics
The Pirates of the Caribbean star looked dapper in a black tux
‘Last night was so fun! U looked amazingggggggg,’ Kardashian, 43, gushed.
‘Right back at you!’ Trump responded.
Jewel, 49, matched Sanchez in a red sequin dress by Yousef Al Jasmi, although her frock was a long-sleeve mini dress with feathered cuffs.
The singer shared photos of herself posing with the host, as well as a group shot of herself with the Hilton sisters and U Beauty founder Tina Chen Craig.
‘Set donut down, took (small) break from yoga pants and danced!’ she captioned the party pictures.
Perry, 39, took the space theme seriously and posted snapshots of herself dressed as a glamourous alien complete with antennas and pointy ears.
The E.T. singer posed for pictures at her home with her fiancé, Bloom, 47, who also sported prosthetics to turn himself into an extraterrestrial.
‘Spaced out and starry eyed,’ she wrote in the caption.
Other guests included designer Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger; Robbie Williams and his wife, Ayda Field Williams, designers Stacy Bendet and Sarah Staudinger; influencer Isabelle Boemeke; Elsa Collins; Lydia Kives; and Veronica Smiley Grazer.
Ivanka Trump attended the Beverly Hills bash with her husband, Jared Kushner
Trump, 42, and Kushner, 43, flew to Los Angeles from their home on Indian Creek Island near Miami, Florida, where Bezos recently purchased not one but two properties
Trump revealed her black and gold beaded halter gown was a vintage Roberto Cavalli design featured in his Fall/Winter 2006 collection
The former first daughter posted a few solo shots of herself modeling the look, including footage of herself blowing a kiss at the camera
Sanchez first celebrated Bezos’ birthday on January 12 with a gushing tribute featuring a picture of the world’s third richest man as a toddler.
He appeared to be celebrating his second birthday in the snapshot, which showed him sitting in a highchair in front of a chocolate cake with two candles in it.
‘Look who’s turning 60,’ Sanchez wrote in the caption. ‘Happy birthday, baby. Today is another day where your laughter fills our home, and that smile of yours lights up every room.
‘Wishing you an abundance of simple joys and quiet moments of happiness. May this year be filled with everything you love, from peaceful mornings to joyous celebrations.
‘I hope each day brings you countless reasons to smile, just like you give me a reason to smile every single day. Love you, and happy birthday, my love.’
Sanchez later returned to Instagram to post a sultry photo of herself modeling a $2,095 Dolce & Gabbana see-through dress.
She slipped the figure-hugging frock over a black balconette bra and matching underwear before striking a pose in celebration of Bezos.
‘Happy birthday baby,’ she captioned the image of herself her rocking a shag hairdo complete with blunt bangs.
Kris Jenner carried an alien handbag while posing with Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, Ayda Field Williams, and Veronica Smiley Grazer (left to right)
Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, Ayda Field Williams, Sarah Staudinger, and Stacy Bendet showed off their space-themed Judith Leiber handbags
Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger and Ayda Field Williams struck a pose with their respective husbands, Tommy Hilfiger (left) and Robbie Williams (right)
The Williams were dressed in gold and silver for the space-themed birthday party
Veronica Smiley Grazer, Isabella Boemeke, Elsa Collins, Sarah Staudinger, and Lydia Kives (left to right) were among the hundreds of attendees
Sanchez revealed on her Instagram Stories that they rang in her future husband’s birthday in Paris ahead of his party.
She posted a picture of the stunning view of the Eiffel Tower from their hotel window, which also included a close-up of a bouquet of white roses.
‘Best morning with the birthday boy,’ she wrote.
The getaway came less than a month after Sanchez celebrated her 54th birthday aboard Bezos’s $500 million mega-yacht off the coast of St. Barts on December 19.
It’s unclear when the couple started dating, but their romance was first exposed by the National Enquirer in January 2019, while they were both married to other people.
Soon after, the mogul divorced Mackenzie Scott, his wife of more than 25 years and the mother of his four children, while the former journalist left her husband, Patrick Whitesell, executive chairman of Endeavor, the parent company of WME talent agency.
Bezos and Sanchez made their first public appearance together in May of that year, and four years later, they got engaged in May 2023.
The bride-to-be opened up about the moment Bezos asked her to marry him in an interview featured in the November issue of Vogue.
She recalled how he popped the question on his yacht after they enjoyed a romantic dinner under the stars together.
Bezos hid the pink diamond engagement ring under her pillow, and she admitted that she almost ‘blacked out’ when she saw it.
Sanchez said they were in the early stages of planning their nuptials, noting that she was more focused on the billionaire’s 60th birthday party.
‘We’re still thinking about the wedding and what it’s going to be. Is it going to be big? Is it going to be overseas? We don’t know yet,’ she explained.