From The GofG Galleries: Three Parties To Check Out

by Mara Siegler · November 18, 2010

Animal lovers had a ball this week with an event thrown by the Humane Society and the launch of a cat-centric fashion calendar. For those who find looking at photos of people more appealing, there was also a book launch for the posthumous publication of Stan Shaffer's work.

Sixth Annual Cool vs. Cruel Awards Ceremony

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The Humane Society held it's 6th annual Cool vs. Cruel Competition at Bowery Hotel to educate future fashion designers about the evil practices of the fur industry and encourage them to use alternatives, like oh say, the fake stuff.  Victoria Bartlett & John Bartlett were honored with the Compassion in Fashion Award. Alexandra Richards and Devendra Banhart Dj'd.

United Bamboo Cat Calendar Launch

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United Bamboo launched it's 2010 Cat Calendar last night. Yes, a cat calendar with all furry felines dressed up in the labels Fall, Spring and Resort goods. Some people learned what to do with the articles of clothing that accidentally shrink in the washer while others took the chance to don pointy ears in public without looking like a fetishist.  Some just paid their $50 and looked forward to the next 12 months with fuzzy, adorable, cuddly joy.

You Should Have Been With Me Launch Party

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Anthony Haden guest hosted a party with Justin and Alexandra Shaffer for the late fashion photographer Stan Shaffer's and the posthumous publication of his last work, You Should Have Been With Me. The book includes images of New York celebs from the 60's, 70's and 80's including Jerry Hall, Andy Warhol, Brooke Shields, Halston, Uma Thurman,  Angelica Huston and more. Who knows how many of the guests who showed up will end up in a book someday?