Last night was a great evening for parties for art lovers, tech geeks, politicos, fashionistas, socialites and even Steve Martin.
American Museum Of Natural History's Gala
Who Was There: Anne Hathaway, David Paterson, Alec Baldwin, John McEnroe, Meg Ryan, Patty Smyth, Jimmy Fallon, Andy Samberg, Seth Meyers, Ellen Futter, Tom Brokaw, Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, Gayle King, Jane Krakowski, Jeff Zucker, Howard Lutlick, Kathy Freston, Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, Tina Fey
Other Details: Last night's annual museum gala was like a reunion for the cast of SNL. Steve Martin should get another notch on his hosting belt. Doesn't this picture make you miss weekend update? [Via]
WIRED Store Experiential Gallery Opening
Who Was There: Stephen Baldwin, Griz Chapman, Matthew Settle, Santigold, Ed Begley Jr., Howard Mittman, Matthew Modine, David Zayas, Dennis Crowley
Other Details: The opening of the Wired pop up in the old Tower Records space was packed. Gizmos, gadgets, a photo booth, a Wall-E display, a car, a bike, and all sorts of other doo-dads and toys kept guests entertained. [Via]
Annual Global Leadership Dinner
Where: The Waldorf Astoria
Who Was There: Ted Turner, Senator John Kerry, Simon Fuller (creator of American Idol), Martha Stewart
Other Details: Top international government officials and lots of businessmen came out for the evening. John Kerry told us he had met with Obama yesterday to talk about his New START program, while Ted Turner was engaged in an argument about wolves on his land with Deutsche Bank's Chris Burnham. [Via]
Lanvin Hearts H&M
Where: Pierre Hotel
Who Was There: Sofia Coppola, Andie MacDowell, Emma Roberts, LeeLee Sobieski, Anna Sui, Tory Burch, Alexander Wang, Asia Chow, Pixie Geldolph, Dree Hemingway
Other Details: Guests entered the facade of the hotel which was recreated and covered in graffiti to be greeted by flowers, plants and trees. Looks from the special Lanvin collection designed by Alber Elbaz for H&M were shown during a runway show. Get in line now, it's going to go fast.
Where: IAC Building
Who Was There: Aaron Hicklin, Paul Colichman, Joseph Altuzarra, Joe Gasloli, Johnny Weir, Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine), Contessa Brewer, Shontelle, Cherie Lily
Other Details: The magazine celebrated it's annual list of people who've made significant strides in the gay community. This year's cover honorees were: Ricky Martin, Rachel Maddow, Julianne Moore, designer Nate Berkus and the always fabulous Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir who came to the event wearing eye-catching red shoes. [Via]
FINCA Celebrates 25 Years of Creating Pathways Out of Poverty
Who Was There: Ali Wentworth, Derek Cianfrance, Florence Welch, John Hatch, Bob Hatch, Rupert Scofield, Jill Flint, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Jared Kushner, Kate Young, Jason Wu, Soledad Hurst, Robert Hurst, Tom Colicchio, Tom Hooper
Other Details: Natalie Portman has been a long time supporter of FINCA, an organization who provides financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living.
Artlog's Pre-Miami Collectors Party
Where: Chelsea Art Museum
Who Was There: Timo Weiland, Alan Eckstein, Leigh Lezark
Other Details: Decked in the invitation's Miami dress code, members of the artsy crowd mingled in the museum and listened to The Misshapes. One lucky person won a two person trip to Miami Art Basel, but the main attraction was the burgers from Shake Shack:
Apollo Circle Benefit 2010
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Who Was There: Carolina Herrera, Renaldo Herrera, Amanda Hearst, Caroline Rafferty, Bettina Prentice, Paul Sevigny, Meredith Melling Burke, Derek Blasberg
Other Details: The theme of this year's benefit held in the museum's Temple of Dendur was Surrealism. Avant-garde films by Luis Buñuel and Maya Deren were played and there were plenty of painted-on Dali mustaches. [Via]
Saturday, May 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.