Carpet Call: Stars Hit New D&G Boutique

Even during a Los Angeles Monday night downpour, Italian fashion kings Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana commanded an amazing red carpet turnout for the grand opening of the D&G flagship store on Robertson Boulevard.

The December 15 gala benefited the Art of Elysium, a non-profit organization bringing creative projects to children who are battling serious medical conditions.

Joel Madden stepped out with his partner and fellow Harlow-parent Nicole Richie (perhaps he’s scoping for a Christmas present?). Nicole looked sweet and svelte in a D&G gathered skirt and ruffled top.

Joel’s twin brother and Good Charlotte bandmate Benji Madden turned up suited-and-booted, too.  Benji arrived in time to share a few intimate moments with ex Paris Hilton at the bash. Paris sipped Grey Goose cocktails and looked relaxed while talking with her now-defunct beau.

Having a more carefree night was Kevin Connolly, who enjoyed his own male bonding with DJ Danny Masterson, who looked on as Lauren Conrad shopped with female friends.

Also at the fashionable bash: Josh Brolin, sans Diane Lane, perusing sunglasses with a “petite brunette,” a party-goer tells Celebuzz.