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Last Night's Parties: Fashion Week Parties Rage On

Fashion Week continues! Julia Stiles saved the last dance for Cynthia Rowley, ladies stripped for Rag & Bone, Purple Magazine brought out everyone who is anyone, Prabal Gurung opened Mr. H at the Mondrian, Ken  dressed for a "Concert Date" with Barbie, and so much more!

Friday, Feb 11, 2011

Cynthia Rowley Fall 2011 After-Party

Where: FIG 19 Home Sweet Home

Who Was There: andrew Andrew, Cynthia Rowley, Julia Stiles, Vanessa Carlton, Jonathan Radcliff, Erin RalphLisa Anastos, Martin Dawson, Malik so Chic

Other Details: Julia Stiles was front-and-center at the show, and at the party.  She told PAPER this about her flick Save The Last Dance: "It gives me street cred, but people are usually nice. They're not bad crazy. Enthusiastic-crazy, which is nice."  Guests were told that James Franco and his partner in performance art, Kalup Linzy, would be providing the music, leading to some disappointment when it was not a live performance,  but instead just a selection of tunes they picked.  [Via]

PATRICIA FIELD'S Valentine's Ball [More photos HERE]

Where: Capitale

Who Was There: Susanne Bartsch, Anna Evans, Patrica Field, Jessica Love, Arden Lee, Fern Mallis

Other Details: Patricia Field's 69th birthday on Friday night was a fest that smacked of the carnivalesque gone Gaga with a neon light masquerade quickly spiraling into debauchery. You have got to see these PHOTOS.

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Rag & Bone After Party

Where: Westway

Who Was There: Employees and friends of the designer

Other Details: According to WWD, the DJ spun nineties-vintage strip club fare including Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'" and Ginuwine's "Pony."  Two topless strippers performed though guests "attention spans started to drift towards coat check." Ouch. [Via]

RUFFIAN Post Show Celebration

Where: Penthouse at Morgans Hotel

Who Was There: Brian Wolk, Lorenzo Martone, Claude Morais, Amanda Setton

Other Details: Lorenzo Martone bopped around the room as guests snacked on bean wraps and mini spring rolls. Video of the show played on a small screen and the balcony was packed with smokers and those who wanted to enjoy the view.[Via]

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HELP HAITI benefiting The BEN STILLER Foundation and The J/P Haitian Relief Organization

Where: Urban Zen Center

Who Was There: Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller, Tony Shafrazi, Paz De La Huerta, Donna Karan, Jessica Alba, Debora-Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman, Gina Gershon, Colin Quinn, Aziz Ansari

Other Details: One of the few non-fashion events that went on, this event was packed with star-power. Sean Penn was honored for his work in Haiti.  Paz de La Huerta managed to not get fall down drunk and embarrass herself. Donna Karan was asked about PETA planning to stream the sounds of tortured rabbits into her office. She finds it odd she is being targeted. ""You know, and that is, their approach and it's a free country, and they can say whatever they want to say. But there is no fur in our collection, so we do shearling and leather, and it's a shame that they're out there," she told Digtriad. [Via]

Le Baron at Le Bain For Kitsune [More photos HERE]

Where: Le Bain

Who Was There: Andre Saraiva, GrandMarnier, Leyla & Ben Heartsrevolution, Alexandra Dexter-Jones, Gildas Loaec

Other Details: Take a look at our interview with Andre Saraiva HERE. Details on the party HERE and more photos HERE.

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Simon Doonan Art Instillation

Where: Diet Pepsi Space

Who Was There: Jonathan Cheban, Kelly Rutherfurd, Brooke Shields, Lo Bosworth, and Stephanie Pratt

Other Details: Simon created a  window installation featuring Diet Pepsi’s slim new cans, which hit the market in March. “I’ve designed these huge, oversize, incredibly sexy high heels made out of this new Diet Pepsi skinny can,” he told WWD. “It’s kind of my Warhol moment. He played with Campbell Soup cans and I am playing with Diet Pepsi cans.”[Via]

Minnie Mortimer Fall 2011 Pop-up Party

Where: Avenue

Who Was There: Peter Davis, Minnie Mortimer, Mickey Boardman, Katie Ermilio, Bettina Prentice, Hayley Bloomingdale

Other Details: Minni Mortimer showed off her line with a pop-up party at Avenue. [Via]

Venexiana After Party

Where: Studio XXI, 59 W. 21st

Who Was There: Jeff Marsilio, Thomas Gabraith, Lindsey Stewart, Rich Hedge, Jen Zehr, Jame Field, Shyara Montgomery, Sergio Wonder, Stephanie Pratt, Lo Bosworth

Other Details: DJ Manero spun for the crowd on 21st Street.

Buckler After Party

Where: Mulberry Project

Other Details: "Our events are with smaller, lesser known but extremely talented designers," Mulberry Project co-owner Patrick Cabid told the New York Daily News. Tweeted: "Afterparty for Buckler at Mulberry Project. Wish work was always this fun."

NAHM FW2011 After Party

Where: The Box

Who Was There: Dee Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexandria Hilfiger, Steve Hash, Nary Manivong

Other Details: Ally Hilfiger recently paired up with Nary Manivong to create Nahm. Ally told Kanon Vodka that she chose the venue because ": Francesca and Simon Hammerstein are dear, dear friends of mine, and they offered!" [Via]

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Purple Magazine And Z-Spoke Party

Where: Top of the Standard

Who Was There: Michelle Harper, Zac Posen, Heidi Hayden,  Michelle Harper, Olivier Zahm, Dawn Goldworm, Derek Blasberg, Chloe Sevigny, Olivier Zahm, André Saraiva, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Irina Lazareanu, Leigh Lezark, Gildas Loaec, Paz de la Huerta, Alexander Wang, Waris Ahluwalia, Cory Kennedy, Andre Balazs, Topher Grace, Paul Sevigny, Jared Leto, Mary Kate Olsen

Other Details: Purple Magazine's party at the Boom Boom Room was hands down the best. The evening started with a dinner for Zac Posen at Mr. Chow and then head over to the hotel where the guest list was a who's who of beautiful and fashionable people. Everyone was there. Topher freaking Grace was even there!  Tweeted: "Zac Posen and Purple magazine bring the life back to this season’s #nyfw" said, " Le Bain and Boom Boom Room crazy! Purple Magazine and Zac Posen's Z-Spoke!!!" [Photo courtesy of Purple Diary. Go HERE for more]

PRABAL GURUNG after party [More photos HERE]

Where: Mondrian Soho, Mr. H

Who Was There: Piers Hargreaves-Adams, Andrew Bevan, Kristian Lalibert, Prabal Gurung, Barbara Bush, Brad Goreski, Samantha Swetra, Mia Moretti

Other Details: While Z Spoke and Purple took home the gold for hottest party of the week, this one scored pretty high. Take a look at details HERE, with all the info on Armin Amiri's new club Mr. H, and photos HERE.

Charlotte Ronson Fall 2011 After-Party [More photos HERE]


Where: Diet Pepsi Style Studio

Who Was There: Samantha Ronson, Charlotte Ronson, Annabelle Dexter Jones, Brittany Snow

Other Details: The Ronson's kept it all in the family at the after-party for Charlotte's show. Samantha Ronson spun as Annabelle Dexter-Jones danced and MNDR, a musician on brother Mark's label, took the stage to rock the crowd. Take a look at the photos HERE.

United Bamboo after party [More photos HERE]

Where: The Jane
Other Details: Karen O and Nick Zinner (of The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs), Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem) and Victoria Bergsman (of Taken by Trees) performed.  @ Tweeted: "At united bamboo party at the Jane hotel. Packed and very young. Door surprisingly loose." You can see more photos HERE.

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Vice Magazine Hosts Party at Roberta's

Where: Milk Studios

Other Details: Bushwick pizza joint Roberta's hooked up with Vice for a wild party. There was pole dancing and a giant lion that guests couldn't resist taking a seat on.

Dapesha Magazine and CATM Chelsea Host a Memoriam and Celebration of Alexander McQueen

Where: CATM Chelsea

Who Was There: Alexa Winner, John Magzalcioglu, Marshall Winters, Boriana Tchobanova, Anton Kandinsky

Other Details: The event served not only as a memoriam and celebration of Alexander McQueen, but also as the first public viewing of Anton S. Kandinsky's painting "Obsession" featuring Alexander McQueen & Isabella Blow. [Via]

Opening reception for TERENCE KOH "NOTHINGTOODOOTERENCEKOH"

Where: Mary Boone Gallery

Who Was There: Terence Koh, Matilda Koh, David Dumas, Michelle Harper, Vito Schnabel

Other Details: Terence Koh's first show in New York has him circumnavigating a perfectly conical pile of crystalline salt rocks. He made several rounds as onlookers watched. [Via]

ADAM LIPPES Fall 2011 Fashion Week Dinner

Where: The Lambs Club at The Chatwal

Who Was There: Rebecca de Ravenel, Bob Colacello, Adam Lippe, Linda Fargo

Other Details: Adam Lippes celebrated his runway show with a quiet affair at the Lamb's Club.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

KEN: The Ultimate Dream Date For Every Occasion

Where: Christie's

Who Was There: Ainsley Earhardt, Andreas Huber, Anisha Lakhani, Yigal Azrouel, Steven Kolb, Andrew, Andrew, DJ Paul Sevigny, Simon Spurr, Fern Mallis

Other Details: No one knows why they broke up back in 2004, but Barbie and Ken are back together!  At Mattel’s “Celebrating Ken” party at Christie’s  models donned Ken-like tuxedos, perfect hair and glowing Californian skin. They were outfitted by outfitted by six CFDA menswear designers Yigal Azrouel, Robert Geller, Simon Spurr, Nicholas K, Billy Reid and Michael Bastian for events such as “Concert Date” and “Picnic Date.” Guests could take pictures with the men. According to the WSJ, shirtless beach date Ken was a particularly popular choice. [Via]

MARC BOUWER 3D Fashion Film

Where: Soho House

Who Was There: Selita Ebanks, Sonja Morgan, Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Ashley Laurita, Mark Bouwer

Other Details: Guests screened Marc Bouwer's 3-D fashion film, starring Selita Ebanks. Bouwer told HuffPo: " I have tried to incorporate the latest technology in the way I show my collections. I was the first American designer to show virtually....I also embraced Facebook and Twitter as major tools in getting my message to the masses. 3D to me is obviously the next huge thing in viewing technology so I raced to be the first to show a collection in this mode." [Via]

ILLESTEVA Hosts Party at Roberta's

Where: Milk Studios

Who Was There: Charlotte Ronson, Andre Saraiva, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Jus Ske, Daniel Silberman

Other Details: “Annabelle + Andre = Love” glasses. Tweeted: "In not shocking news, the @ party is all sorts of hipster madness, deleon knows its niche." [Via]

Timo Weiland After Party

Where: Soho Grand

Who Was There: Connor Paolo (aka Eric van der Woodson on Gossip Girl)

Other Details: The One AM Radio and TKMri DJ'd as Napoleon Perdis gave make overs. Fashism was on hand to let guests try on Timo's clothes and upload them to the site to see what other users thought of their outfit. [Via]

VS. Magazine Curious Cocktails [More photos HERE]

Where: Kenmare

Who Was There: Jared Leto, Jared Leto's Ridiculous Snuggie Coat

Other Details: Can someone please tell Jared Leto that wearing your security  blanket is not a stylish look? It doesn't matter how good looking you are, no one is handsome enough to pull off the snuggie (unless you are camping at a gay brothel. Maybe.) But aside from that, this was a great party and packed from wall to wall with people dancing and having a great time. Take a look at more photos HERE.

ARC NY Celebrates "The Return of the Supermodels Era" Hosted by Lorenzo Martone with Guest of Honor Andre Leon Talley

Where: The Lambs Club at The Chatwal Hotel

Who Was There: Anya Strzemien, Sabine Heller, Lorenzo Martone, Alexis Thomas, Andre Leon Talley, Bethann Hardison

Other Details: Tweeted: "@: We celebrated Andre Leon Talley+the return of the Supermodel era last night..believe it or not,w/ FOOD!"