Last Night's Parties: Anna Dello Russo Campaign Launches, Zac Posen Supports The Couture Council

by Mara Siegler · August 18, 2011

Thakoon, Zac Posen and more fashion designers attended the kick-off to the upcoming luncheon honoring Valentino;  Byrdie Bell, Genevieve Jones, and more helped kick off Anna Dello Russo's INC campaign; Hugh Dancy toasted Jack Spade's store renovation; Rachel Zoe held court at SAKS and more. Last night's parties were bananas!

The Couture Council of the Museum at FIT Annual Summer Party Honoring Valentino

Where: The Boathouse

Who Was There: Valentine Hernandez, Yaz Hernandez, Valentine Hernandez Jr, Patricia Field, Alex McCord, Simon van Kempen, Yaz Hernandez, Zac Posen, Alexa Winner, Tiffany Koury, Cece Cord, Eleanora Kennedy

Other Details: Last night as protesters chanted for a boycott of the Boathouse and yelled "You are supporting sexual harassment," to those who enter the front door, they let guests of the Couture Council pass without a word since the group is accepting of those holding fundraising events. The party was the kick-off to drive ticket sales for the upcoming luncheon honoring Valentino and if the number of well dressed guests enjoying themselves and kicking back Grey Goose was any indication, they'll be selling out in no time.  Plenty of designers were on hand, as well as Alex McCord who just launched her own home decor line Aluxe Home. [Via]

INC Editor at Large ANNA DELLO RUSSO Campaign Launch [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

Where: Open House Gallery

Who Was There: Juelz, Solange Knowles, Byrdie Bell, Becka Diamond, Sky Ferreira, Genevieve Jones, Chelsea Leyland

Other Details: Last night celebrated the launch of the INC EDITOR AT LARGE campaign, premiering crazy hat wearer and fabulous fashionista, Japan Vogue's Anna Dello Russo as the new INC Editor-at-Large for the Fall/Holiday Season. All the hippest chicks in the city were on hand wearing looks from the brand.  Take a look at more photos HERE!

JACK SPADE Summer Party Celebrating SoHo Store Expansion & Renovation

Where: Jack Spade SoHo

Who Was There: Hugh Dancy, Cuan Hanly, Matthew Zink, Wendell Brown, Kyle Andrews, Andrew Glessner, Ben Setiawan

Other Details: Hugh Dancy and more head to Jack Spade to celebrate the newly renovated store. They've added found objects and furniture, plus there is a secret library. [Via]

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RACHEL ZOE Makes A Personal Appearance at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Where: Saks Fifth Avenue

Who Was There: Connie Anne Phillips, Rachel Zoe, Steve Sadove, Rodger Berman

Other Details: Rachel Zoe and Roger were at SAKS last night giving out fashion advice. Tweeted: Rachel has taught me to look fabulous even when I am not feeling it, you never know what opportunties might be coming ur way."

GroupMe One Year Anniversary [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

Where: Hudson Hotel's Good Units Other Details: Last night GroupMe, the essential group messaging app, celebrated its one year anniversary and release of version 3.0 with a party at the Hudson Hotel's Good Units. The bash featured live music by Start Making Sense and free Heinekens for all. Take a look at more photos HERE!