Last Night's Parties: [Art] Party Hopping

by Chiara Atik · November 5, 2010

What an erudite night of partying! Last night, New Yorkers eschewed nightclubs in favor of art auctions, book launches, art prizes, and high fashion boutiques. So now that everyone buttoned up and hmm'd and haw'd over some art, we can feel a little less guilty about the debauchery we're sure to revel in this weekend...-

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16th Annual Artwalk

Where: Skylight Studios

Who Was There: Waris Ahluwalia, Matthew Settle, Alec Baldwin, Bettina Prentice, Devon Radziwill, John Varvatos, Liam McMullan, Richard Gere

Other Details: Fendi had a VIP Lounge at the event, where they served lobster in chinese take out boxes. Liam McMullan and Aesha Waks sold a piece they made together to famous pop artist Donald Baechler.

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The Hugo Boss Prize

Where: Guggenheim Museum

Who Was There: Adrien Brody, Alan Cumming, Annika Connor, Peter Davis, Philip Bloch, Katrina Bowdon, Dylan McDermott, Mario Cantone

Other Details:  At 69, Hans-Peter Feldman became the oldest artist to ever win the prestigious art award.

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Launch of MCM by Patricia Field

Where: Patricia Field Showroom

Who was there: Patricia Field, Alexandra Richards, Theodora Richards

Other details: Patricia Field showed of her new line of handbags for MCM and posed for pictures with her two poodles as guests drank vodka and Curacao creations decorated with rock candy swizzle sticks.

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WhatRealm Boutique Opening

Where: 98 Greene

Who Was There: Blake Lively

Other Details: Lively showed up late, and her escalade created quite the traffic jam. Alexandra Richards DJ'd.

Gen Art Resurrection

Where: Good Units

Who Was There: Richie Rich, Paz De La Huerta, Eva Amurri, Krysten Ritter, Kate Mara

Other Details: Richie Rich, who had a hard time finding the bathroom, not that we can blame him: the soft-core photo shoots going on were pretty distracting.

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Lucky Shops Event, Hosted by Lucky Mag

Where:Metropolitan Pavillion

Who Was There: Abigail Breslin, Michelle Trachtenberg, Hilary Duff, Nate Berkus, Phillip Bloch, Rebecca Minkoff, Mary Alice Stephenson

Other Details: Free cupcakes from Cupcake shop, crazy prices, free cocktails, and designer dresses for as little as under $100--basically shopping heaven.

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The World Of Gloria Vanderbilt Book Party

Where: Ralph Lauren Madison Avenue

Who Was There: Sarah Jessica Parker, Gloria Vanderbilt, Uma Thurman, Camilla Belle, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Lauren Bush, David Lauren, Kathy Griffin, Gloria Steinem, Anderson Cooper, Karen Duffy, Lauren Remington Platt, Marisa Berenson, Devon Radziwill, Ralph Lauren

Other Details: This biography of his mother probably MUCH less embarrassing for Anderson Cooper than last year's erotica novel, which the octogenarian also penned...

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