Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 5:32 p.m.
It was model mayhem when Oscar-winning actor and heartthrob George Clooney and his Casamigos tequila partner Rande Gerber hit Bellagio on Wednesday night.
After dinner at star chef Akira Back’s Yellowtail, they threw a private party for Casamigos at nearby ultra lounge Hyde. Nearly naked bodypainted models displaying the brand on their skin greeted guests, which included more than 50 Las Vegas beauties in plunging necklines and the tightest of miniskirts.
Southern Wine and Spirits chief Larry Ruvo and his wife Camille posed for photographs with George, and I talked with him about my upcoming annual summer trip to Italy. He gave me restaurant recommendations at Lake Como, where he has a home.
We talked about his Las Vegas visits through the years with his aunt Rosemary Clooney and also how Rande, who was without wife Cindy Crawford, and he developed their tequila brand.
We’ll have that interview right here at Vegas DeLuxe next week.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights.
Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano's Picasso and Le Cirque from the renowned Maccioni family.
Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès and OMEGA.
A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience.