Last night, the place to be was the Versace sponsored Whitney Studio Party (stay tuned for full coverage, later this afternoon!), hosted by the Arts Council, chaired by Penelope Cruz and organized by committee members including our own Rachelle Hruska. Clad in and accompanied by Keith Lissner, she welcomed patron partiers Lindsay Lohan and Donatella Versace (above); just a few of those who turned out in art chic for honoree Leonard Lauder. Dressing the part, however, does not always mean good behavior. Lindsay Lohan is very much case-in-point.
While literally the sometime starlet may have been at the event, she was also, in a sense, all over the place. Thank goodness when this flash snapped she had a friendly, um, head to grab onto.
Once guests including Alexandra Richards, Mamie Gummer, Lake Bell, Chuck Close, Jeff Koons and Taylor Momsen (below, who took a turn at the DJ booth) took in the art and a performance by Jennifer Hudson, the afterparty convened at Rose Bar, where Nur Khan presided over a crowd including Mischa Barton, Alexander Dexter Jones, Topper Mortimer and Blaine Trump. Always a star packed room, this was the third year the Whitney went late night at the Gramercy Park Hotel.
[Additional photos courtesy of Versace].