Last Night's Parties: Jake Gyllenhaal Sees Sister's Play, Spider Man Stars Survive Cocktail Hour, Pre-Fashion Week Parties Officially Begin

by Mara Siegler · February 4, 2011

Adorable twee Brooklyn couple with impossible to spell names, Maggie Gyllenhall and Peter Sarsgaard, do Chekov while the cast of Broadway's Spider Man does drinks. Fancy types went to a benefit for dance, smart ladies honored a smart lady, fashion types strutted their stuff, Dr. Oz Garcia held a bash at Lavo and more. Last night was bumping.

AS2YP Benefit [Photos HERE]

Where: Avenue

Who Was There: Young Professionals

Other Details: The latest in the AS2YP series of charity events rocked out at Avenue last night, inspiring hundreds of young professionals to go wild for a good cause.  You can see more photos HERE.



Where: Classic Stage Company / Pangea at 178 Second Avenue

Who Was There: Jessica Hecht, Olympia Dukakis, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Austin Pendleton, Juliet Rylance, Anson Mount, Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal

Other Details: In 2009, real life couple Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal collaborated on "Uncle Vanya." They're returning to Russian mode and getting gloomy in Chekov's "Three Sisters." Jake Gyllenhaal came out looking scruffy and adorable, as usual, to support his sister and brother-in-law. Here's a series of pictures of him getting grumpy with paps after the show. He looks constipated, so it's pretty funny. But still cute!  [Via]


Where: David Yurman

Who Was There: Todd Sears, Chris Wyle, Dan Rothmann, Chaske Spencer, Bill Ackermann, Patrick Connors, Sonja Morgan

Other Details: David Yurman and Details hosted an exclusive cocktail party to benefit Jeffrey cares. People drank, talked, laugh, did the usual party type of stuff. Sonja Morgan was there, perhaps blowing off some stress from the news that the Real Housewives of New York was being pushed back from its scheduled air date because apparently, none of the women put each other in the hospital from a contractual knock down brawl. Andy Cohen would be disappointed to know, Sonja did not pull anyone's hair at the event. [Via]

Dolce & Gabbana "Girls, Girls, Girls" Private Store Party

Where: Dolce & Gabbana

Who Was There: Erin Lucas, DJ Mia Moretti, DeeDee Luxe,  Kayla Varcoe

Other Details: It's almost Fashion Week! D&G got a head start on the champagne with an in-store event that featured girls on roller skates.

"SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark" Pre-show Cocktail Reception

Where: Sardi's

Who Was There: Reeve Carney, Julie Taymor, Patrick Page, T.V. Carpio, Jennifer Damiano, Michael Cohl, Jeremiah Harris

Other Details: Proceeds from tickets were donated to The Actor's Fund.  Before the show, the cast, along with director Julie Taymor and the show's producers were feted at a Sardi's reception. No one was injured!  Success! [Via]

Tally Beck Contemporary Gallery (Photos HERE)

Where: Tally Beck Contemporary Gallery

Who Was There: Arty Types

Other Details: The Bangkok-based arts organization and consultancy hosted a Chinese New York party on the Lower East Side to fete the Year of The Rabbit. Check out the impromptu dragon parade HERE and get more info HERE.



Where: Capitale

Who Was There: Julian Schnabel, Todd Eberle, Ara Arslanian, Stavros Niarchos, Bettina Prentice, Calvin Klein, Agnes Gund, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Fran Lebowitz, Karole Armitage, Vito Schnabel, Salman Rushdie

Other Details: Karole Armitage put on a party last night that was a mix of Chinese New Year celebration and fundraiser for Armitage Gone! Dance.  The table centerpieces, which featured fortune cookies, jumbo paper parasols and red silk lanterns were bought in Chinatown. There was also a giant pig sculpture and a performance by dancers in black. [Via]

Beard at Work After-Party [Photos HERE]

Where: Chelsea Room

Other Details: Beard at Work, the short film produced by Brett Ratner, held its post-screening celebration at The Chelsea Room, busting out a suave and sophisticated affair for hundreds of cinema enthusiasts. You can see more photos HERE.


Where: LVMH Tower

Who Was There: Alyce Toonk, Alexis Bryant, Anna Toonk, Barry Miguel, Tracy Reese, Anne Gaines, Rosalba Vivar, Francisco Vivar, Daniel Vivar, Jamie Drake

Other Details:Renaud Dutreil, Chairman of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton in North America, and Joel Towers, Dean of Parsons The New School for Design, hosted this event to raise awareness of the Parsons Scholars Program, a three-year college preparation program in art and design for low-income New York City public school students.


The Common Good's Tribute To RUTH GRUBER {Photos HERE)

Where: The Paley Center For Media

Who Was There: Patricia Duff, Patti Kenner, Ruth Gruber, Caroline B. Maloney, Catherine Crier, Ann Curry, Catherine Keener

Other Details: The Common Good paid tribute to American journalist and photographer Ruth Gruber at The Paley Center For Media. Plenty were inspired.  "Met RuthGrubertonight - amazed, touched, inspired..." "Just came back from an event honoring Ruth Gruber...what a tremendous life!" said . "Ruth Gruber's story can inspire all and I am so happy to be honoring her tonight," said designer . See more photos HERE and get more info HERE.

ECCO DOMANI Fashion Foundation DECADE OF STYLE Celebration

Where: Bowery Hotel

Who Was There: Joseph Altuzarra, Matthew Ames, Fern Mallis, Julie Gilhart, Robert Verdi, Prabal Gurung, Pamela Love, Carly Cushnie, Erin Fetherston, Michelle Ochs, Matthew Ames, Derek Lam

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Other Details: There is Fashion Week and then there are the pre-Fashion Week parties. They started last night with a party for Ecco Domani which brought out the fashion heavy weights.  [Via]

Trey Speegle: Private Collectors Preview [Photos HERE]

Where: Benrimon Contemporary

Who Was There: Arty Types

Other Details: The Texas-born artist and '80's East Village art-scene mainstay brought his blend of visual play, double-entendre, and artistic longing to an art opening for private collectors who gawked over his work. Go HERE for more photos and HERE for more info.

BERGDORF GOODMAN and MSKCC Celebrate MILLY by Michelle Smith Handbag and Jewelry Launch

Where: Bergdorf Goodman

Who Was There: Linda Fargo, Andy Oshrin, Claudia Overstrom,  Michelle Smith, Sylvester Miniter, Melissa Berkelhammer, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavo

Other Details: Milly's Michelle Smith unveiled new lines of childrens wear, handbags and jewelry. Her clothes have been seen on Gossip Girl and the designer is dying to be on the show herself. "They always film in my neighborhood," she told NBC Niteside. "I'm just going to have to elbow my way in! [Via]

Dr. Oz Garcia's 60th Birthday

Where: Lavo

Who Was There: Paulina Shilevsky, Dr. Oz Garcia, Douglas Chabbott, David Rosenberg

Other Details: The celeb nutritionist took some time to blow out the birthday candles. Tweeted: "Dr.Oz birthday party at Lavo with mini cupcakes how appropriate!"

Face-Off Dance-Off Abstract Masquerade [Photos HERE]

Where: Norwood

Other Details: Over 200 party-goers donned white masks (and a few pimpin' silver and gold ones) for Norwood's masquerade party last night, throwing identity to the wind for a blowout evening of artsy extravagance. Hank and Cupcake put on a rocking performance that got guests dancing with glow stick necklaces and a giant disco ball. Take a look at more photos HERE.

Julian SchnabelErin FetherstonVito SchnabelCapitaleKarole ArmitageDavid YurmanPamela LoveSalman RushdieFern MallisTracy ReeseErin LucasBergdorf GoodmanAnn CurryJake GyllenhaalTodd SearsDan RothmannLinda FargoBettina PrenticeDJ Mia MorettiJulie TaymorPeter SarsgaardAgnes GundMaggie GyllenhaalCarey MulliganCatherine KeenerSonja MorganPrabal GurungStavros NiarchosTodd EberleJoseph Altuzarrapatricia duffJamie DrakeSylvester MiniterGirlsSardi'sRuth GruberCatherine CrierJennifer DamianoT.V. CarpioTally Beck Contemporary GalleryOpening & After Party for ANTON CHEKHOV'S THREE SISTERSJessica HechtOlympia DukakisAustin PendletonJuliet RylanceAnson MountClassic Stage CompanyPangea at 178 Second AvenueDAVID YURMAN and DETAILS Cocktail Party for JEFFREY FASHION CARESChris WyleChaske SpenceBill AckermannPatrick ConnorsDolce & Gabbana "GirlsGirls" Private Store PartyDeeDee LuxeKayla Varcoe"SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark" Pre-show Cocktail ReceptionReeve CarneyPatrick PageMichael CohlJeremiah HarrisAra ArslanianDorothy LichtensteinPARSONS and LVMH Host a Reception to Introduce the PARSONS SCHOLARS PROGRAM/DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPSLVMH TowerAlyce ToonkAlexis BryantAnna ToonkBarry MiguelAnne GainesRosalba VivarFrancisco VivarDaniel VivarThe Common Good's Tribute To RUTH GRUBERGONE GALA HAPPENINGPatti KennerCaroline B. MaloneyECCO DOMANI Fashion Foundation DECADE OF STYLE CelebrationMatthew AmesJulie GilhartCarly CushnieMichelle OchsTrey Speegle: Private Collectors PreviewBenrimon ContemporaryBERGDORF GOODMAN and MSKCC Celebrate MILLY by Michelle Smith Handbag and Jewelry LaunchAndy OshrinClaudia OverstromMelissa Berkelhammer DayssiOlarte de KanavosDr. Oz Garcia's 60th BirthdayPaulina ShilevskyDr. Oz Garcia