Beverly Hills City Hall provides a Hollywood-lit backdrop for the Vanity Fair soiree. Stars have so many parties that they often don't hit Vanity Fair, the toughest ticket, until 1 a.m.or later. Photo: Axios

Vanity Fair's Oscar Party, which starts when the telecast ends, is a paradise for power people-watching: Chelsea Handler, winners toting their statuettes, Jon Hamm, James and Lachlan Murdoch, Preet Bharara, Tyler Perry, Danny Glover, Jeff Bezos chatting with Jared Leto, Evan Spiegel, Robert Kraft, and on and on.

Radhika Jones, Vanity Fair's new editor, continued the tradition, and Axios takes you inside the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell, who won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Photo: John Shearer / Getty Images
Jared Leto clowns around on his way in. Photo: Taylor Hill / FilmMagic
Sarah Jones, who lives in New York and L.A., toted a purse by Michele Pred. Photo: Axios
Guests were offered Dom Perignon as they entered. Photo: Axios
After 10:30 p.m., In-N-Out caterers passed cheeseburgers, hamburgers and grilled cheese. Photo: Axios
Smoking was allowed outdoors — it's been awhile since I've seen souvenir matches. Photo: Axios
Later in the night, a backup blocked the carpet into the party as guests posted for the long line of photographers. Photo: Axios

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