Last Night's Parties: Joe Zee Premiers 'All On The Line,' Hilary Swank Comes Out For Japan

by Mara Siegler · March 24, 2011

Joe Zee screened his new Sundance show 'All On The Line" for an elite fashion crowd at Top of the Standard, Martha Stewart did her part to help Japan, FIAF honored Serge Gainsbourg, socialites shopped Bergdorf's and so much more. The hail didn't keep any one from going out last night!

ALL ON THE LINE Premiere, Hosted by Sundance Channel and ELLE

Where: Top of the Standard

Who Was There: Joe Zee, Andre Balazs, Rachel Roy, Andrea Liveri, Jennifer Hitzges, Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, Ben Hill, Garrett Neff, Chris Chambers, Antoine Phillips, Christian Siriano, Estelle, Norma Kamali, Derek Blasberg, Nate Berkus, Peter Davis, Karen Duffy, Kristian Laliberte

Other Details: Joe Zee has become the accessible face of high fashion. Judging by his popularity on the City, TV is his medium. Chances are his new show on the Sundance Chanel, “All on the Line," in which he will help designers with their collections, will be a hit. The first episode was screened last night at Top of the Standard. [Via]

EN Japanese Brasserie Hosts LOVE FOR JAPAN with Friends WYNTON MARSALIS and MARTHA STEWART

Where: EN Japanese Brasserie

Who Was There: Martha Stewart, Zac Posen, Hilary Swank, Wynton Marsalis, Terence Koh, Michael Stipe, Reika Yo Alexander, Waris Ahluwalia

Other Details: Chef Hiroki Abe and owners Reika and Jesse Alexander of EN Japanese Brasserie joined forces with the one and only Martha Stewart to fund raise for Japan. Wynton Marsalis performed and guests bid on auction items including a piece from Terrence Koh, who attended the event in a white furry hat. R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe told Bloomberg News "Japan is one of my favorite places on earth. It’s unbearably catastrophic what happened.” [Via]



FIAF host Opening Reception for SERGE GAINSBOURG Initials L.G.

Where: FIAF Gallery & Chez Michele

Who Was There: Tristan de Terves, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Roger Szmulewicz, Bergdorf Goodman, Michele Gerber Klein, Julie Saul, Sue Stoffel

Other Details: The legend of Serge Gainsbourg continues to live on. The French Institute Alliance Francais held a preview reception for their exhibit  honoring the 20th anniversary of his passing. The exhibit includes photographs from Helmut Newton, William Klein, Patrick de Spiegelaere, Tony Frank, and other noted artists. [Via]

Bergdorf Goodman, Ivanka Trump and Craig McDeanCelebrate Jamie Johnson's Black Sweater Collection And Alexander Olch's Spring Collection

Where: Bergdorf Goodman

Who Was There: Nick Wooster, Alexander Olch, Ivanka Trump, Jamie Johnson, Bettina Prentice, Luke Mountain, Lauren Remington Platt, Andrew Saffir, Daniel Benedict, Erin Krause

Other Details: Johnson & Johnson heir Jamie Johnson, who wrote and directed "Born Rich,"  debut his Black Sweater Collection as Alexander Ochs showed off his Spring Collection at Bergdorf's last night. The dinner after took place at Desmond's on East Sixtieth Street where Linda Fargo, Robert Burke, Lauren Remington Platt, Stephanie LaCava, and Lily Kwong celebrated with the designers. [Via]

2011 New Directors/New Films Festival Opening Night Premiere

Where: MoMA

Who Was There: Richard Pena, Penn Badgley, J.C. Chandor, Rajendra Roy, Zoe Lister-Jones, Will McCord, Sameh Zoabi, Simon Pateau

Other Details: New Directors/New Films launched in 1972 as a way for new directors and new films to be seen by wider audiences.  There have been plenty of success stories. In 1974, Steven Spielberg premiered his sophomore feature, “The Sugarland Express.” The next year, he made "Jaws." The festival also saw, "Slackers," "Reality Bites," "Clerks," and Spike Lee's student film, “Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads.” Last night was the screening of Penn Badgley's new flick "Margin Call." Oddly, none of his Gossip Girl co-stars came to see him. Poor Lonely Boy. [Via]


REBECCA TAYLOR Opens Meatpacking District Store

Where: Rebecca Taylor Meatpacking

Who Was There: Rebecca Taylor, Tika Sumpter, Selita Ebanks, Alice Eve, Katrina Bowden, Michelle Trachtenberg

Other Details: Rebecca Taylor celebrated her new Meatpacking store with a star-studded opening. Tika Sumpter, Selita Ebanks, Alice Eve, Katrina Bowden and Michelle Trachtenberg all braved the hail-sleet to pose for cameras in their Rebecca Taylor best, as other guests shopped a 25% discount, sipped champagne, and chowed down on mini cupcakes. [Via]