[Photos by CHANCE YEH and BEN GABBE for PMc]
Young and old alike partied together last night to celebrate the year's best contributions to the world of design. The Target-sponsored Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards Gala was attended by the likes of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Martha Stewart, and the team from Google Inc. Parker Posey must have taken into account the night's design theme when she arrived arm in arm with designer Zac Posen. She stole the show in a Oscar worthy black dress and bright red lipstick. Isn't it nice to have friends in fashion?
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Also in attendance was Ralph Rucci, who beat out designers Thom Browne and Zac Posen in the Fashion Design category. Rucci is the only American currently officially invited to show his haute couture on the Paris runways.
Other Attendees included actor Dennis Hopper, Janna Bullock, Padma Lakshmi, Judith Corrente, Kelly Turso , Diana Taylor, Arlene hearst, Donna Warner, Paul Warrick Thompson, Deborah Burns, Joy Venturini Bianchi, Kate Neuper, and Brooke Cohen.