The Week In Review: The Five Best Parties!

by Mara Siegler · June 10, 2011

This week, like all, was filled with stellar parties.  At nightfall, GofG put on our finest, jumped in taxis (and occasionally braved the subways) to bring you all The Who, The What, The Where, and the 'What Did They Wear' around town.  In the weekly review, we'll be looking back at what happened this week and ranking the best parties! See who made the cut!

2011 CFDA Awards & After Party [Take a look at more photos form the CFDA HERE! Take a look at the after party HERE!]

When: 6/6/11

Where: Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Top of the Standard

Who Was There: Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Alba, Anderson Cooper, Anna Wintour, Chloe Sevigny, Gerard Butler, Kanye West, Marc Jacobs, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Naomi Watts, Miranda Kerr, Ashley Greene, Lazaro Hernandez, Jack McCollough, Betsy Johnson, Richard Chai, Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman, Yigal Azrouel, Vera Wang, Olivier Theyskens, Alexis Bittar, Iris Apfel, Carl Apfel, Michael Kors, Chris Benz, Lady Gaga, Liv Tyler, Kathy Griffin, Fern Mallis, Adam Kimmel, Leelee Sobieski, Brad Goreski, Donna Karan, Marcia Cross, Russelll Simmons

Other Details: Everyone who is anyone in fashion came out Monday night! Anderson Cooper played host, but had to leave early to deal with Anthony Weiner's sexxxy pec shots. Michael Kors presented to  Hilary Alexander; Iris Apfel presented  Accessories Designer of the Year award to Alexander Wang;  Michael Bastian received the Menswear Designer of the Year award from Gerard Butler, and Hal Rubenstein received the Eleanor Lambert award from Jessica Alba. Kanye West took the stage for Phoebe Philo.  The evenings other big winners were Lady Gaga, Eddie Borgo, Robert Geller, Prabal Gurung,  and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, who won Womenswear Designers of the Year. Marc Jacobs took home the Lifetime Achievement award. Be sure to check out more photos HERE! After the awards, guests head to Top of the Standard where Lady Gaga put on some pasties and sang "Poker Face" and "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" with Patti LaBelle! Lady Gaga's after party performance is HERE! [Via]

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

When: 6/5/11

Where: Governors Island

Who Was There: Hugh Jackman, Philippe Dodard, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Nacho Figeras, Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher, Wyclef Jean, Paul Haggis, Lorenzo Martone, Keith Lieberthal, Julianna MarguliesAndre Balazs, Whitney Port, Amber Heard, Kathy Griffin, Catherine Malandrino, Kathy Hilton, Nicky Hilton

Other Details: Exclusive events at New York hot spots took place all last week to prepare for Sunday's event. Guests sipped bubbly and rubbed elbows with socialites and celebs as they cheered on their favorite team during the polo match. Wyclef Jean took the stage to give a live performance of "Hips Don't Lie." Funds were donated to Hope, Help & Rebuild Haiti.  Be sure to check out more photos HERE!

Donna Karan and Urban Zen present the First Annual Stephan Weiss Apple Awards honoring President Bill Clinton, Courtney Ross and Dr. Mehmet Oz

When: 6/9/11

Where: Urban Zen Center at the Stephan Weiss Studio N.Y.C

Who Was There: Robert DeNiro, Grace Hightower DeNiro, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Uma Thurman, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Courtney Ross, Donna Karan, Michael Douglas, Calvin Klein, Russell Simmons, Andre Balazs, Anna Wintour, Glenda Bailey, Keith Richards, Patti Hansen, Kenneth Cole, Ingrid Sischy, Ross Bleckner, Russell Simmons, Trudie Styler, Deborra-Lee Jackman, Wyclef Jean

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Other Details: In celebration of the life and work of her late husband Stephan Weiss, Donna Karan established The Urban Zen Stephan Weiss Apple Awards, which gave Bill Clinton the first award on Thursday night. The former President was on hand and gave a long acceptance speech to the crowd which included SJP, Robert Deniro, and Michael Douglas. Following the presentation and dinner, guests bid on auction items and saw a performance of Wyclef. [Via] Celebrates Tales Of Endearment At The Jimmy [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

When: 6/9/11

Where: Jimmy at the James Hotel

Who Was There: Waris AhluwaliaJoseph Altuzarra, Yigal Azrouel, Byrdie Bell, Chris Benz, Fabiola Beracasa, Derek Blasberg, Hannah Bronfman, Thom Browne, Richard Chai, Doo-Ri Chung, Aurelie Claudel, Tim Coppens, Poppy Devilleneuve, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Erin Fetherston, Rogan Gregory, Prabal Gurung, Jeff Halmos, Lazaro Hernandez, Genevieve Jones, , Stephanie Lacava, Phillip Lim, Adam Lippes, Dana Lorenz, Pamela Love, Jack Mccullough, Bibhu Mohapatra, Cynthia Rowley, Rachel RoySam Shipley, Thakoon, Olivier Theyskens, Marcus Wainwright, Alexander Wang, Emily Weiss

Other Details: Wednesday night brought out the city's most fashionable for their Tales of Endearment party. The event was a re-launch of Fashion Consultant Natalie Joos' Tales of Endearment website, perfectly placed within the festivities of Internet Week. Taking place at the Jimmy at the  James Hotel Rooftop with tunes from Chrissie Miller, it was the most stylish party of the night. Be sure to check out more photos HERE!

FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE and AOL Celebrate the Opening of Section 2 [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

When: 6/7/11

Where: The High Line, Section 2

Who Was There: Tury Sandoval, Robert Hammond, Joshua David, Sam Borkson, May Anderson, Janette Hayes, Fabiola Beracasa,  Ren Grady, Olivia Chantecaille, Lisa Maria Falcone

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Other Details: On Tuesday night, AOL and guests celebrated the opening of High Line Section 2 with exclusive preview of  Miami-based FriendsWithYou's Rainbow City, an interactive public art installation of vibrant air-filled sculptures presented as a part the AOL Artist program. Be sure to take a look at pics HERE!