Last Night's Parties: Anna Wintour Goes To MoMA, Andre Balazs Hosts Party With His Ex

by Chiara Atik · October 21, 2010

What's your cause celeb this year? Freeing slaves? Ending global poverty? Scholarships for art students? Or the pursuit and promotion of Fashion? Whatever cause is near and dear to your heart, there was a party for it last night...-

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Free The Slaves Party

Where: Top Of The Standard

Who Was There: Andre Balazs, Andrew Weir, Michael Stipe, Helena Christensen, Helen Lee Schifter, Liev Schrieber, Daniel Kim, Nicole Miller, Selma Blair

Other Details: The evening was hosted by Katie Ford, who happens to be Andre Balazs' ex-wife. The two posed for pictures together, and didn't seem at all troubled by the fact that Andre's rumored current girlfriend, Selma Blair was in attendance as well.

Legends 2010: Pratt Institute Scholarship Benefit

Where: 7 World Trade

Who Was There: Agnes Gund, Tommy Hilfiger, Dee Hilfiger, Ellsworth Kelly, Emanuel Chirico, Roseanne Cash, Devorah Rose, Francesco Clemente

Other Details: The event was a fun mix of eclectic Pratt students (often easily identifiable by their sculptural hair) and older donors, with a few living legends in the mix (Tommy Hilfiger, of course, and Ellsworth Kelly.) The evening started with a cocktail hour, followed by a dinner at which Roseanne Cash performed.

Vertu Constellation Quest Launch

Where: Berry Hill Galleries

Who Was There: Adrian Grenier, Blake Lively, Seal, Alina Cho, Peter Som, Euan Rellie, Lucy Sykes, Jay McInerney, Paul Sankey

Other Details: Blake Lively wore Louboutin shoes and a Dior dress. Apparently, Adrian Grenier got mixed up and thought Euan Rellie's towncar was his own. I HATE when I get my towncars confused! [via]

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Minnie Mortimer and Lucy Sykes Rellie host Torneau Party

Where: Torneau Time Machine

Who Was There: Lucy Sykes Rellie, Minnie Mortimer, Peter Davis, Euan Rellie

Other Details: The party raised money for Love Heals, a charity focused on Aids education.

Ann Taylor 2011 Preview Party

Where: Gramercy Park Rooftop

Who Was There: Elizabeth Banks, Katrina Bowdon, Julie Henderson, Olivia Palermo (who has never worn Ann Taylor in her life, I'm sure), Fernanda Motta, Harley Viera-Newton, Cassie Coane, Quiana Grant, Meredith Melling Burke

Other Details: So never thought I'd say this, but Ann Taylor knows how to throw a good party! All their recent parties have attracted a fairly impressive celebrity roster, and have been at great venues. They've done a great job revamping their image lately (swapping out longtime model Christy Turlington for Naomi Watts as a model), and their parties reflect this! Last night's event was full of bloggers, DJ'd by the ultra-hip Harley and Cassie, and included a performance by Au Revoir Simone.

Global Launch of 1.4 Billion Reasons

Where: MoMA

Who Was There: Anna Wintour, Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Bronson van Wyck, Rory Tahari, Vincent D'Onofrio, Wendi Murdoch, Donna Karan, Robert Verdi

Other Details: Hugh Jackman and Gerard Butler are in the throes of a bromance, from what we saw last night. Read more here.