I don't know how many of you have ever spent time squeezed in between professional photostalkers, index finger batting wildly at your point-and-click digital camera whilst everyone around employs all aspects of guerilla warfare in order to get a salable shot - but it's a pretty surreal experience. After the jump, catch our gallery of photos from last night's Vanity Fair party - including shots of Claudia Schiffer, Nicole Kidman, Jay-Z and tons more - and some captioned with fragments overheard in the paparazzi pen. Minor disclaimer - they don't always get the shot by playing nice...
Vanity Fair figurehead Graydon Carter, host of the evening's festivities.