Gwen Stefani shut down Fashion Week at the Empire Hotel, Liza Minnelli razzle dazzled crowds at Town Hall, Brian Boitano and other famous ice skaters went to see a movie, while Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora got fashiony and Paris Hilton celebrated a milestone. TGIParties everyone! Let's see what happened last night.
L.A.M.B. After party
Where: Empire Hotel
Other Details: Gwen isn't just a musician and talented designer, she's nice. @Yaz_Turker Tweeted: "Spotted: Gwen Stefani walking right by me and saying hi in the lobby of The Empire Hotel. I nearly died of excitement. Gwen also uses down-to-earth models. @lifevicarious said: "Good night #NYFW Left @ SarahfromtheWWW at the Empire Hotel with Gwen, rode home on the subway with all Lamb models." Yes, after donning thousands of dollars worth of designer clothes, having their make up done and their pictures taken, models get home the same way you do. [Via]
Scott Siegel Presents The Best of "Jim Caruso's Cast Party"
Other Details: Liza Minnelli and Broadway legend Chita Rivera took the stage for the All-Star, Best of Jim Caruso's Cast Party, a major benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDs. [Via]
RISE Premiere Celebrates American Figure Skating
Other Details: Commissioned by US Figure Skating, RISE celebrates American figure skating while commemorating the 50th anniversary and legacy of the 1961 US World Team, all of whom died in a plane crash on their way to the world championships in Prague. All of figure skating's biggest names, plus Vera Wang, were there. [Via]
Paris Hilton's 30th Birthday Party [More Photos HERE]
Other Details: Security was tight for Paris Hilton's big 30. We RSVP'd and couldn't get in. WTF! Could be because the night before, Paris held a party in LA themed after a famous French whorehouse and someone not only crashed, but they stole her cake and then plastered their story on Facebook. No matter, Paris was having a good time. She Tweeted: “Rocking out Lavo with the EC Twins! So much fun! They made the sickest remix of my song Turn It Up. Loves it!” Make sure you check out more photos HERE.
WTB By Richie Sambora and Nikki Lund After Party At NYC Fashion Week
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion
Other Details: Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora and musician/designer Nikki Lund held a party after debuting their White Trash Beautiful Fall 2011 Collection. Real Housewife of New York Ramona Singer is a fan! [Via]
Ivana Helsinki Fashion Show AfterParty [More photos HERE]
Where: The Chelsea Room
Other Details: Richie Rich and other fabulous fashion players hit Chelsea Room last night for Ivana Helsinki's after party. DJ Manero took the decks and there was plenty of dancing. For more details on the event, go HERE. And make sure to take a look at more photos HERE.
Exclusive Sant Arturo Wine Dinner[More photos HERE]
Other Details: For a wine dinner, things got pretty crazy. Guests tipped back glasses and bottles of Sant Arturo and lit sparklers to mark the evening. Make sure to check out the rest of our pictures HERE.
SCOOP NYC Supports 'Friends of Sarah Geary'
Where: Scoop NYC
Other Details: Designer Lucy Sykes Rellie and her husband Euan Rellie hosted the event to benefit Friends of Sasha Geary, a local mom who was diagnosed with ALS. Guests were invited to shop for the cause and enjoyed complimentary champagne. [Via]
Ruff and Cutt’s Glittering Conscience Shop [More photos HERE]
Where: Ruff and Cutt
Other Details: Ruff and Cut donated 10% of proceeds on all products sold, as well as 5% from other brands carried by Glittering Conscience to Millennium Promise. Guests sipped complimentary wine while Cocody Director Jake Bright DJ'd. Make sure to take a look at photo from the event HERE.
STEPHEN SPROUSE "JET BOY" Opening
Where: Dorian Grey gallery
Who Was There: Christopher Pusey, Carol McCranie, Luis Accorsi, Anna Sheffield, Carolyn Accorsi
Other Details: Last night, "Jet Boy," opened. The exhibition features thirty-five selected drawings by the late, celebrated fashion designer, artist and provocateur, Stephen Sprouse.
Saturday, May 25
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.