The ONLY Fool Was The One Who Actually MISSED This Fete....

by DOUGLAS MARSHALL · April 17, 2008

New Yorkers for children [Tinsley Mortimer, Derek Blasberg and Claire Bernard]

Go HERE for more photos from this event (which we will be updating.)

So many fabulous and known NEW YORKERS came out for Children on Wednesday night - New Yorkers for Children, that is. The who’s who of the social, fashion, and beauty register came to the Mandarin Oriental to support New Yorkers For Children: A Fool’s Fete. For some reason it was more obvious who WASN’T there as opposed to who was, because EVERYONE was there.

The main reason for being there was not to gawk at the beautiful and the beautifully dressed. It wasn’t to get great things from the silent auction either. It was to raise money and awareness for the tremendous work and outreach that New Yorkers for Children accomplishes each year. NYFC supports the child welfare community as a whole, as well as programs that focus on the individual needs of young people in foster care. NYFC has developed programs that make a difference in the lives of young people including college scholarships, tutoring programs, mentoring, and networking opportunities. WE love this charity!!! And the party felt as important as SENIOR Prom!

Who was out showing their support tonight: First of all, the amazing honorary chair Dayssi Olarte deKanavos was joined by the main event chairs Marisa Brown, Martin Gibson Dessoffy, Lydia Fenet, Margherita Maccapani Missoni, Coralie Charriol Paul, ReneeRockefeller, Susan Shin, Vanessa Weiner Von Bismarck and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. In addition Guest of aGuest saw/stalked and/or hung out with Actress Mary Kate Olsen, Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester (dressed in Missoni), Actress/Singer Emily Rossum, Film-eur/headband wearer Arden Wohl, New York Supper Club’s Tamsin Lonsdale and Kendall Roberts, Allure’s Beauty IT girl Victoria Kirby (wearing amazing flowy Phillip Lim gown), Go to Dermatologist Dr. Steven Victor and stunner of a wife Anna Rhodes Victor (in Valentino), Stylist Rachel Zoe and Actress Virginia Madsen, Actress/Model Annabel Vartanian, Designers Dennis Basso and Michael Comminito, out-and-about David Gruning, Queer Eyed Carson Kressley, Valentino’s Sana Rizvi, Socialite/handbag designer Tinsley Mortimer (dressed in Dior), socialite Dabney Mercer, beautiful & charming Chessy Wilson (dressed in a fab Tibi Gown), Commentator Derek Blasberg, Vogue’s Lauren Santo Domingo with new hubby, Handsome Playboy Daniel Benedict, Cinema Society’s Andrew Saffir, renowned photographer Patrick McMullan along with Billy Farrell and Nick Hunt, Fashion Stylish Phillip Bloch, Designer Miguelina Gambaccini, Bally Creative Director Brian Atwood, Interior Designer Nate Berkus, Socialte Byrdie Bell, Event Coordinator Nick Dietz (in Emmanuel Ungaro), Society Writer Douglas Marshall, Banker by Day, Art Boy by Night Kipton Cronkite, Hair Genius Frederic Fekkai, Event Planner Martin Dawson, Social Maverick David Patrick Columbia, PR Wiz Laura Rubin, NYFC Development Dirctor Amy McFarland, Fashion PR Girl Bonnie Morrison, Socialite Zani Gugelmann,Designer Elie Tahari, Armani's Christian Leone, Socialite Fabiola Beracasa, Designer Zac Posen …and….and….and….

There were probably others that we didn’t get to see because every 5 minutes we were temporarily blinded by the hundreds of flashbulbs that kept going off. For real, there were more flashes than a lightening storm over the Grand Canyon in Mid-July.