Last Night's Parties: Everyone Who Is Anyone Went To A Gala

by Mara Siegler · April 14, 2011

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen attended the WIN dinner gala at the Waldorf, Cynthia Nixon hosted the City Harvest gala, Ed Norton acted as presenter for a special anniversary gala, Hugh Jackman was honored at a gala, Bill Clinton probably caused quite a stir at the Fisherman's gala, and more. So much more. Last night had plenty of black ties and silent auctions.

WOMEN IN NEED's 2011 Commit to WIN dinner honoring Karen Katz & Gina Sanders

Where: The Waldorf Astoria

Who Was There: Bonnie Stone, Karen Katz, Gina Sanders, Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg, Eve, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Patti LaBelle, Steve Sadove, Brendan Hoffman, Meredith Vieira, Linda Fargo

Other Details: This dinner brought out the big names to help fight homelessness! Karen Katz, President and CEO of The Neiman Marcus Group, and Gina Sanders, President and CEO of The Fairchild Fashion Group were both honored. Meredith Viera acted as host and a whopping 2.5 million (!!!) was raised. [Via]


Where: Cipriani 42nd St

Who Was There: Anna Lynn Oppenheimer, Brian Koenigsberg, Jessica Koenigsberg, Bill Koenigsberg,  Buddy Valastro, Cynthia Nixon, Jilly Stephens, Eric Ripert, Kelly Rutherford, Marcus Ernst, Gail Simmons, Becca Parrish, Tom Colicchio

Other Details:Cynthia Nixon hosted last night's event at Cipriani 42nd St that included all the elements of a good benefit-cocktails, a silent auction, an awards presentation, dinner and live auction. Michael White, Osteria Morini and more, auction himself for $70K!, who had a scuffle recently with Kim Catrall over a question about pubic hair, Tweeted: "Chatted with "sex and the city star" Cynthia Nixon last night at the City Harvest event and no, I didn't ask about her bikini wax." [Via]

American Academy in Rome Centenary Celebration Dinner

Where: The Plaza

Who Was There: Edward Norton, Henry and Nancy Kissinger, Adele Chatfield-Taylor, John Guare, Annette de la Renta, Arie Kopelman, Coco Kopelman, Frank O. Gehry

Other Details: The American Academy in Rome celebrated their 100th anniversary! Edward Norton presented Frank O. Gehry with an award while guests in black tie enjoyed their meals.

Dr. Oz's Health Corps Gala to Fight Child Obesity

Where: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Who Was There: Dr. Mehmet Oz, Lisa Oz, Hugh Jackman, Russell Simmons, Deborra-Lee Furness, Ximena Navarrete, Ben Vereen, Jesse Palmer, Mallika Sherawat, Kamie Crawford, Kate Lear, Dr. Jon LaPook, Alonzo Mourning

Other Details: Tibor Hollo, Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman,and  Russell Simmons received awards at last night's gala. Dr. Mehmet Oz acted as Master of Ceremonies and also made a a special announcement about HealthCorps' plans for the upcoming year. On theme, the cocktail portion was set up like a "health fair" hour featuring booths where strategic partners and Coordinators highlight HealthCorps' curriculum. The food served was most likely, very healthy. [Via]



Where: Chelsea Piers

Who Was There: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Kick Kennedy, President Bill Clinton, Rufus Wainwright, Sting, Trudie Styler, John McEnroe, Donna Karan, Nicole Miller, Charles Askegard, Candace Bushnell, Anne Hearst McInerney, Jay McInerney, Debbie Bancroft, Dylan Ratigan, James LiptonJann Wenner

Other Details: Riverkeeper, New York's clean water advocate, snaged and reeled in honorees President Bill Clinton, Trudie Styler, and  Sting for their continued environmental advocacy.  Guests who headed to Chelsea Piers were also treated to a musical performance by Rufus Wainwright and a special presentation by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Be sure to check out details HERE and take a look at pics HERE.


Where: Ligne Roset

Who Was There: Andy Tendler, Andrew Wargo, Betty Lederman, Christopher Barnes, Rebecca Morse, Scott Dvorin, Richard Novak, Richard LaRovere, Paul Chapman

Other Details: The Observer celebrated the release of the the Home Observer which profiles the residences of Linda O'Keeffe, the guys behind novelty store Pylones, Sky Nellor, and Marc Balet. So basically it's real estate porn for those living in the standard, cramped NY studio.


Where: Private Residence

Who Was There: Paige Bluhdorn, James Lipton, Cheryl Katz

Other Details: JJames Lipton-also at the Fisherman's Ball-turned up. Busy night! Every year, the School of American Ballet's advanced students participate in an intensive workshop process that culminates in three extraordinary public performances in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Juilliard. The final performance is a special benefit for the School.

Music Unites and Rolling Stone Present The Pretty Reckless

Where: Dominion

Who Was There: Gabe Saporta, Taylor Momsen, Tinsley Mortimer, Paul Johnson Calderon

Other Details: Taylor Momsen took the stage in all her badass glory to sing songs from her new album, "Light Me up," which I will admit, I really like. It brings out the angsty fourteen year old girl in me who just wants to get her hands on some Zima and scribble poems in my NKOTB TrapperKepper. Just look how pissed off she looks. Fuck you Blair! [Via]


Euan Rellie and Jim Shay Vice President of ISAIA Host Cocktails & Dinner

Where: 730 Fifth Avenue

Who Was There: Euan Rellie, Jim Shay, Patrick McMullan, Becka Diamond, Julia Moore, Dereck Blasberg

Other Details: The well heeled head to the rooftop of 730 Fifth Avenue for a dinner hosted by Euan Rellie for Neapolitan heritage menswear brand known for its tailoring, Isaia. Tweeted: "Sitting w Jim Shay from Isaia dreaming up the perfect suit."  said "Amazing dinner at isaia. Gorgeous men gorgeous clothes."

Photo Exhibition by: Ben Fink Shapiro, Garrett Rowland, Tommy Agriodimas and Julian Ungano

Where: Tribeca Grand Hotel

Who Was There: Steven Rojas, Marissa Schwartz, Frederica Tompkins, Tommy Agriodimas, Jullian Ungano, Garrett Rowland, Ben Fink Shapiro

Other Details: La Lutte Continue held its third and most ambitious exhibition, featuring over 75 photographs by Ben Fink Shapiro, Jullian Ungano, Garrett Rowland, and Tommy Agriodimas. GrandLife NYC DJ's Ted Gushue Jr. and Jules were on hand to keep people moving.

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