Last Night's Parties: Amar'e Stoudemire Hosts Whitney Art Party, Grace Coddington Fetes NARS

by Mara Siegler · May 25, 2011

A fashionable crowd hit The Whitney Art Party; Alexa Chung hung out with Francois Nars at his book launch; Lake Bell played host for the launch of the Gen Art film Festival; Ewan McGregor screened his new movie; Jack Black ninja chopped his way down the red carpet and more. Last night's parties were Kung Fu fighting, they were fast as lightening!

WHITNEY ART PARTY: The Groundbreakers hosted by Honorary Co-Chairs EDDIE BORGO, SHALA MONROQUE & AMAR'E STOUDEMIRE [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Highline Stages, 440 West 15th Street

Who Was There: Amar'e Stoudemire, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, Jason Wu, Shala Monroque, Eddie Borgo, Maggie Betts, Leron Wilson, Adam Weinberg, Kenneth Armstead, Emily Fisher Landau, Erin Fetherston, Amit Greenberg, Anthony Haden-Guest, Javier Suarez, Derek Blasberg, David Hawryluk, Clay Floren, Kipton Cronkite, Elizabeth Barker, Paul Johnson Calderon

Other Details: Guests previewed the new space that will house the Whitney in an event chaired by Eddie Borgo, Shala Monroque, and Amar'e Studemire.  Contemporary work was auctioned off, Robyn played for enthusiastic attendees and there was plenty of dancing.  Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!


Where: 547 W 26th St.

Who Was There: Francois Nars, Grace Coddington, Nick Gruber, Calvin Klein, Tinsley Mortimer, Lily Rabe, Byrdie Bell, Anna Sui, Erin Featherston, Amanda Lepore, Alexa Chung, Ajak Deng, Richie Rich, Becka Diamond, Britt Maren,  Carol Alt, Melissa Berkelhammer, Mickey Boardman, Mandy Coon, Eddie Borgo, Topaz Page-Green, Zani Gugelmann, Fern Mallis

Other Details: Not every model and fashion person was at the Whitney.  It was a fabulous crowd last night at the launch of Francois Nars, known for putting the "super" in "supermodel", new book Make-Up Your Mind: Express Yourself. Guests like Vogue's Grace Coddington rubbed elbows with Amanda Lepore and Andrej Pejick over drinks and Asian hors douevres as the Maselli brothers DJ'd.  Calvin Klein was there with his way-too-young-for him boyfriend Nick Gruber.  If you see Erin Fetherston out and ask her about the new Cobra Starship video from her boyfriend Gabe Saporta, don't expect much. She's not telling any secrets. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!

16th Annual GEN ART FILM FESTIVAL Launch Party Presented by 7 FOR ALL MANKIND

Where: 7 For All Mankind

Who Was There: Anna Chlumsky, Aaron Levine, Ana Asensio, Craig Macneill, Boata Bohman, Ian Gerard, Billy Mulligan, Victoria Mahoney, Craig Macneill, Jeffrey Abramson, Lake Bell, Elizabeth Shaffer, J.C. Khoury, Lee Mathieson, Rachel Heller, Yolanda Ross

Other Details: Lake Bell hosted last night's event, Gen Art's first since relaunching in the Spring.  They're back and running and will be holding the much beloved Gen Art Film Festival this summer where one of Lake's movies will premiere.  When Anna Chlumsky, the chick from My Girl (who sort of looks like Topanga from Boy Meets World, which is confusing) was at the party,  you know it was good. [Via]

The New York Special Screening of BEGINNERS [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Tribeca Grand Hotel

Who Was There: Andrew Karpen, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent, Mike Mills, Ewan McGregor, James Schamus, Julianna Margulies, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Miranda De Pencier, Dean Vanech, Miranda July, Samantha Mathis

Other Details: From writer/director Mike Mills comes Beginners, a comedy/drama about how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments. if that doesn't make you want to see this, just know that Ewan McGregor is the lead. He is talented/sexxxy.  Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!



New York Premiere Kung Fu Panda II

Where: Ziegfeld Theatre

Who Was There: Lucy Liu, Jack Black

Other Details: Kung Fu Panda had a day time premiere at the Ziegfeild where Jack Black did not disappoint photogs, performing his usual crazy poses and action shots. Ninja? Ninja. "All Kung Fu masters have a beautician," he joked to USA Today after his assistant wiped sweat off his forehead. "I'm glad you saw it because I'm not going to do it again. I try. I work it. I take care of the body. Just cause I'm large doesn't mean I'm not in charge." [Via]





Adam Bloggers Cocktail Party [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: ADAM

Other Details: Adam Lippes hosted his favorite writers and bloggers at his boutique. He was on hand to help them find their perfect summer outfit and snap away with Instagram. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!







Neiman Marcus Last Call Insider Peek [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Neiman Marcus

Other Details: Guests head to Neiman Marcus for a swanky night of fashion and shopping. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!




ACRIA UNFRAMED 2011 Sponsored by ARCHITECTUAL DIGEST Curated by Margaret Russell and Vik Muniz

Where: 123 Third Ave

Who Was There: Margaret Russell, Vik Muniz, Robert Verdi, Muffie Potter Aston, Liliana Cavendish, Carlos Betancourt, Emma Snowdon Jones, Clay Florden, Emma Snowdon Jones, Clay Florden, Andrea Stark, Charles Morris, Roz Morris, John Gauld, Adrianna Farietta, Owen Davidson, Eric Johnson, Eric Leach, Gabriel Rodriguez, Henry Hershkowitz

Other Details: The annual ACRIA Unframed art sale—hosted by Architectural Digest editor in chief Margaret Russell and guest curated by Vik Muniz, featured inexpensive original signed works by everyone from Jeff Koons and Herb Ritts to John Waters and Carlos Betancourt.

American Cancer Society Celebration Of Life Spring Benefit

Where: St. Regis Roof

Who Was There: Marvin Hamlisch, Perri Peltz, David Patrick Colombia, Diana Feldman, Cassandra Seidenfeld Lyster, Sharon Bush, Arlene Dahl, Marc Rosen, Judy Price, Arlene Dahl, Marc Rosen, Diana Fledmam, Alexandra Lebenthal, Jay Diamond, Bill Cunningham, Yaz Hernandez, Jean Shafiroff, Victor Di Souza, Sharon Bush, Muffie Potter Aston, Paula Zahn, Perri Peltz

Other Details: Perri Peltz and David Patrick Columbia were honored during last night's dinner and ceremony. After, guests bid on auction items and dances to the sounds of the Kit McClure All-Girl Band


Where: HBO Building, Royalton

Who Was There: Stanley Buchthal, Liz Garbus, Harry Benson, Gigi Benson, Lotte Verbeek, Sofia Coppola, Sasha Cohen, Sandra Bernhard, Lauren Hutton, Rufus Wainwright, James Newman, Henry Kissinger, Griffin Dunne, Cheryl Hines, Malcolm Gladwell, John Stossel, Owen Gleiberman

Other Details: HBO Documentary Films and the World Chess Hall of Fame hosted a reception and screening. There were also several original, limited-edition Bobby Fischer photographs which are featured in the film on display. John Stossel and his stache were present and accounted for.