Last Night's Parties: Christina Ricci And Steve Martin At Library Lions, Marion Cotillard Goes Incognito

by Chiara Atik · November 2, 2010

Last night was a good night for parties, not in terms of quantity but in terms of quality. Cinema Society events always provide a good guest list (and often good movies), but last night, the Literary Lion Gala stole the spotlight, combining New York Media celebrities with literary giants. (Anna Wintour's daughter, Bee Shaffer, attended with College Humor boyfriend Jake Hurwitz (left)) Elsewhere, New York Taste brought together the top chefs of the city, and the downtown fashion scene celebrated the launch of Aggy Deyn's new website.

Cinema Society After Party For Due Date

Where: Lavo Who: Courtney Love, John Mayer, Debbie Harry, Rob Thomas, Maria Sharpova, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Russell Simmons Other details: While Cinema Society always pulls serious star power, for some reason the leads of last night's flick Due Date, Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis, were noticeably absent. How could they miss meeting Courtney Love? It's a Between Two Ferns just waiting to happen.

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The 2010 Library Lions Gala

Where: The New York Public Library

Who Was There: Amanda Hearst, Anthony Mackie, ARianna Huffington, Bee Shaffer, Bryant Gumbel, Christina Ricci, Dalia Oberlander, Dr.Henry Kissinger, Emma Bloomberg, Ethan Hawke, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, John McEnroe, Luigi Tadini, Malcom Gladwell, Martha Stewart, Matt Lauer, Regis Philbin, Steve Martin, Tory Burch, Zadie Smith (!)

Other Details: Wow, this has got to be one of the most impressive turnouts of this year's benefit season yet. This year's honorees included Ethan Hawke, Paul Le Clerc, Zadie Smith, Steve Martin, and Malcolm Gladwell. College Humor couple Bee Shaffer and Jake Hurwitz also attended (left.)

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New York Taste

Where: Skylight, SoHo

Who Was There: Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, Morimoto, Andrew Carmellini, Josh DeChellis, Bill Telepan, Dom Ansel, Dan Barber, Dan Holzman, George Mendes, Michael Lomanaco, Michael Psilakis, Michael Laiskonis, Pichet Ong

Other Details: Our GofG reporter claimed that Marcus Samuelsson was handing out "soggy waffles and lox", though other accounts we've read have been more positive. He was there for Red Rooster Harlem, his highly anticipated restaurant, which we hope will open soon. GofG favorites Fatty Cue (they catered our Internet Week Party!) had cuts of pork with maple cider and green curry. [Via]

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Naag.com Launch Party

Where:  Mary Queen Of Scots

Who Was There: Agyness Deyn, Zachary Quinto, Seth Meyers, Karen Elson, Coco Rocha, Christian Siriano, Rebecca Minkoff, Jenny Shimizu, Becka Diamond, Kate Schelter, Marion Cotilliard

Other Details: Marion Cotillard was there, but no one recognized her in her Williamsburg Hipster garb. Also, New York's favorite astrologer, Susan Miller from Astrologyzone was there! [via]