Last Night's Parties: Fashion Elite Come Out For The CFDA Awards, Matt Damon Honored By Made In NY

by Mara Siegler · June 7, 2011

    Designers, celebrities and fashion notables came out for the CFDA Awards; Lady Gaga performed with Patti Labelle at the Top of the Standard; Marc Jacobs celebrated his Lifetime Achievement Award at Monkey Bar; Matt Damon hung out with the RHONY and Mayor Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion; Carey Mulligan did her thing on Broadway and more. Much more! Last night's parties were all about impressing Anna Wintour!

    2011 CFDA Awards

    Where: Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center

    Who Was There: Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Alba, Anderson Cooper, Anna Wintour, Chloe Sevigny, Gerard Butler, Kanye West, Marc Jacobs, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Naomi Watts, Miranda Kerr, Ashley Greene, Lazaro Hernandez, Jack McCollough, Betsy Johnson, Richard Chai, Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman, Yigal Azrouel, Vera Wang, Olivier Theyskens, Alexis Bittar, Iris Apfel, Carl Apfel, Michael Kors, Chris Benz, Lady Gaga, Liv Tyler, Kathy Griffin, Fern Mallis, Adam Kimmel, Leelee Sobieski, Brad Goreski, Donna Karan, Marcia Cross, Russelll Simmons

    Other Details: Everyone who is anyone in fashion came out last night! Anderson Cooper played host, but had to leave early to deal with Anthony Weiner's sexxxy pec shots. Michael Kors presented to  Hilary Alexander; Iris Apfel presented  Accessories Designer of the Year award to Alexander Wang;  Michael Bastian received the Menswear Designer of the Year award from Gerard Butler, and Hal Rubenstein received the Eleanor Lambert award from Jessica Alba. Kanye West took the stage for Phoebe Philo.  The evenings other big winners were Lady Gaga, Eddie Borgo, Robert Geller, Prabal Gurung,  and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, who won Womenswear Designers of the Year. Marc Jacobs took home the Lifetime Achievement award. [Via]

    Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti toast LADY GAGA and her 2011 CFDA Fashion Icon Award

    Where: Top of the Standard

    Who Was There: Natali Germanotta, Joseph Germanotta, Lady Gaga, Patti LaBelle, Lady Bunny, Nadia Swarovski, Karolina Kurkova, Prabal Gurung, Nate Berkus, Marc Jacobs, Phoebe Philo, Haider Ackermann, Liv Tyler, Terrence Koh, Waris Ahluwalia, Jenne Lombardo, Karlie Kloss, Jason Wu, Lazaro Hernandez, Jack McCollough, Brad Goreski, Alexander Wang, Luc Carl

    Other Details: Lady Gaga was honored with a Fashion Icon Award at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards last night at Lincoln Center.   To celebrate, she head to the after party at the Top of the Standard where she borrowed Nicki Minaj's green wig, put on some nipple pasties, and sung a duet with the legendary Patti Labelle.  Get more details HERE! [Via]

    ROBERT DUFFY and MARC JACOBS Celebrate the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award

    Where: Monkey Bar

    Who Was There: Chloe Sevigny, Scott Campbell, Marc Jacobs, Lorenzo Martone, Alessandra Ambrosio, Robert Duffy, Sofia Coppola, Anna Sui, Ashley Greene, Pheobe Philo, Liv Tyler, Stefano Tonchi, Alexander Wang, Grace Coddington, Hamish Bowles, Haider Ackermann, Olivier Theyskens, Grace Coddington

    Other Details: At last night's Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards, Marc Jacobs was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. To celebrate, he and his guests head to Monkey Bar where they nibbled on goodies and toasted with champagne. Be sure to take a look at our Style Phile on Marc HERE to pay homage to this very talented designer. [Via]

    6th Annual Made In NY Awards

    Where: Gracie Mansion

    Who Was There: Matt Damon, Chad Kimball, Andy Cohen, LuAnn de Lesseps, Fisher Stevens, John Leguizamo, Dennis Crowley, Naveen Selvadurai, Jill Zarin, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Ramona Singer

    Other Details: The Made in NY awards go to people and institutions for "significant contributions" to the city’s entertainment and new media industries. Matt Damon, John Leguizamo, NBC Universal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media chairman Lauren Zalaznick, the late Sidney Lumet and location-based social network Foursquare were among those honored at the sixth annual Made In NY Awards ceremony. John Leguizamo made jokes, as is required, about Weinergate. [Via]

    Opening night party for Atlantic Theater Company's THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY

    Where: Chinatown Brasserie

    Who Was There: Ben Rosenfield, Carey Mulligan, Jason Butler Harner, Chris Sarandon, Joanna Gleason, Paul Dano

    Other Details: The Atlantic Theater Company’s stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's Through a Glass Darkly opened last night and stars Carey Mulligan. She tells NY Mag: "With all plays, it’s hard to immediately shut down. I wish I went home and fell right asleep, but I just can’t manage to sleep till 1:30 or 2 a.m. Like, last night I watched The Bourne Ultimatum until around two in the morning. And I don’t nap during the day because I’ll wake up thinking about the show, and there’s too much on my mind to sleep." [Via]



    Where: Mandarin Oriental

    Who Was There: Dhani Jones, Fran Lebowitz, Rosie O'Donnell, Sheila Nevins, Elaine Stritch, Gloria Steinem

    Other Details: The inaugural benefit for the Bowery Residents Committee honored Shelia Nevins and  brought out the powerful ladies. [Via]



    - Broadway's Tony Awards Nominations Fashion Party [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

    Where: Hotel Griffou

    Other Details: John J. hosted last night's Tony Awards Nominations Fashion Party at Hotel Griffou where  stylish guests enjoyed cocktails and entertainment to commemorate the 65th annual Tony Awards and Broadway's fashion. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!

    Earthwatch Junior Committee Summer Cocktail Party [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

    Where: Hudson Terrace

    Other Details: Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE.







    Milk St Cafe Private Press Preview [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

    Where: Milk Street Cafe

    Other Details: Last night, Boston-based restaurant and catering company, Milk Street Cafe, hosted a private preview event at their soon-to-be opened New York City location in the Trump Building at 40 Wall Street. Unlike their Boston outpost, the Manhattan space will introduce a brand new concept for the company: a 23,000 square foot ‘food hall’ featuring a high-end selection of gourmet cuisine. Think "Eataly," but instead of Italian specialty counters, the food will be international in scope. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE.

    Meebo After Party [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

    Where: Tribeca Grand

    Other Details: Meebo kicked off Internet Week with a party at Tribeca Grand. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE.




    Hale House Center Annual 42nd Anniversary Spring Gala

    Where: 583 Park Avenue

    Who Was There: Jean Shafiroff, Liliana Cavendish, Alina Cho, Muffie Potter Aston, Diandra de Morrell Douglas, Somers Farkas, Alexandra Lebenthal, Adelina Wong Ettelson, Chele Chiavacci, Wolf Blitzer, Patricia Clarkson

    Other Details: This annual benefit, which supports Hale House's programming throughout the year, honored  Alexandra Lebenthal of Lebenthal & Co., Alina Cho of CNN, and philanthropist Diandra Douglas.

    NYO Magazine and Bond No. 9 Toast the Downtown Issue of NYO Magazine

    Where: Bond No. 9

    Who Was There: Paul Chapman, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, John McDonald, Laurice Rahme, Jack Wiswall, Christine Piccola, Wiley Yaritza, Rosa Cordova

    Other Details: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner came out to toast the Downtown Issue of NYO Magazine. You can take a look at it yourself, here.

    Book Launch Party for "TRY THIS" by Danyelle Freeman

    Where: Little Owl

    Who Was There: Stephanie March, Danyelle Freeman, Libby Holstien, Alison Brod, Dylan Lauren

    Other Details: The creator of the popular “Restaurant Girl” blog, Danyelle Freema, encourages people to eat outside of their comfort zone in her new book.  “Life is one long feast. Devour it.” Tweeted: foodie book party for "Try This" with cupcakes.Only girk who admits dried pasta tastes better than fresh."

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