Last Night's Parties: Justin Bieber Never Says Never, Fashionistas Celebrate

by Mara Siegler · February 3, 2011

Justin Bieber rocked the purple shades on the red carpet and a homeless designer made good. W Hotels feted their chosen arbiters of style while other fashion types ate monogrammed cupcakes. Some women dropped $20,000 on the new Gucci bag. Last night was expensive, but worth it.

W HOTELS presents FASHION NEXT

Tess Giberson, Michael Angel, Mandy Coon, Frank Tell, Mara HoffmanWhere: W Hotel

Who Was There: Mara Hoffman, Tess Giberson, Alexandra Richards, Mandy Coon, Anne Vincent, Michaelangelo L'Acqua, Irina Pantaeva

Other Details:W Hotel's Amanda Ross chose five designers-Frank Tell, Mandy Coon, Mara Hoffman, Michael Angel, Tess Giberson-to design special items for the store.  "I chose this group because they’re a mixture of different aesthetics, fabrics, and styles," she told The Daily Front Row. Let the countdown to Fashion Week begin.  [Via]

JUSTIN BIEBER "NEVER SAY NEVER" New York Premeire

Where: Regal E-Walk

Who Was There: OMG, Justin Bieber!!!!!!!!!!!!, Jay Sean, Linsey Mickolas, Deborah Norville, Jackson Lee, Spike Lee, Stephen Baldwin

Other Details: Can you believe JB has only been on the scene for like, a year? The tiny phenom hit the carpet for the premiere of his 3-D movie to the sounds of adoring hormonal tween girls whose mothers will sucker punch you in the throat if it means there kid will catch of glimpse of him shaking his hair. Jay Sean joked to MTV, "Look! I'm sweating. I got major Bieber fever." Stephen Baldwin added, "I think I'm humble enough to admit I have full-blown Bieber fever." Check out those shade. So dreamy. [Via]

CHANEL Hosts A Reception For JILL KARGMAN'S Book, "SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A NUT: ESSAYS AND OBSERVATIONS"

Where: Chanel

Who Was There: Alexandra Lebenthal, Tom Gold, Linda Bicks, Amy Navin, Kamie Lightburn, Bo Wholey, Rosalyn Wholey, Andrew Saffir, Jill Kargman, Melissa Berkelhammer

Other Details: Jill Kargman, known for exploring the lives of hedge fund wives and Upper East Side power mommies, held a reading and signing of her new book which functions as a love letter to her former apt. [Via]

NYC Premiere of HEARTBEATS a film by XAVIER DOLAN

Where: Crosby Street Hotel

Who Was There: Humberto Leon, John Cameron Mitchell, Brady Corbet, Hale Appleman, Christopher Abbott, David Call, Josh Mond

Other Details: Heartbeats has gotten a ton of fan fare.  The summary of the Xavier Dolan’s film is as follows: "Francis (played by the filmmaker himself) and Marie (Monia Chokri) are a couple of drop-dead gorgeous twenty-something hipsters whose friendship is rocked when they both fall for Nicolas (Niels Schneider)."[Via]

Art Production Fund, Sotheby's, Marianne Boesky Gallery and Park Avenue Armory Present SUE DE BEER: THE GHOSTS

Where: Park Ave Armory

Who Was There: Sue de Beer, Ross Bleckner, Lauren Ross, Elise Øverland, Yvonne Force Villareal, Lauren Ross, Elise Øverland, Yvonne Force Villareal, Doreen Remen, Casey Fremont

Other Details: Sue de Beer's "The Ghosts" will be up there from Feb 3rd-6th. It's a  two-channel film by Sue de Beer that tells the story of an occult hypnotist who can retrieve lost lengths of time from peoples' memories and return them to the patient as if they are experiencing those moments anew. [Via]

DRESSED, Pre-Opening Party and Shopping Event

Where: Housing Works Thrift Shops

Who Was There: David Swajeski, Maryanne Grisz, Mickey Boardman, Dj C2, Dj Aki, Jordan Johnson, Ally Hilfiger

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Other Details: PAPER's Mickey Boardman hosted the event to fete the upcoming release of the film Dressed. The flick looks good! It documents a young homeless clothing designer, Nary Manivong,  who defies all odds to reach his ultimate dream and show his collection at New York Fashion Week. Ally Hilfiger was in attendance, dishing on her clothing line with Navy called NAHM: “Any girl who wants to wear our clothes, I support," she told  Niteside. "I’m very grateful to them, to even consider putting an item on that we design. They’re made for all women.” [Via]

Matchbook Magazine Launch Party

Where: COACH SoHo

Who Was There: Katie Armour, John Derian, Fallon Hogert, Jane Warren

Other Details: Katie Armour and her co-editor Jane Lilly Warren (along with the rest of the Matchbook team) celebrated the launch of their new magazine which functions as a field guide t the charmed life. Tweeted: "Launch party must haves: monogrammed cupcakes, bubbly, custom matchbooks, our design idols...CHECK!" [Via]

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Snobs & Bitches Unite (Photos can be seen HERE)

Where: Bond 666

Who Was There: Lady Bunny, Becka Diamond,

Other Details: Last night, Bond 666 hosted its opening party "Snobs & Bitches Unite" with tranny sensation The Queen of e.vil feting the Fi Di's newest hotspot. The Smile provided cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and Becka Diamond handled the musical stylings. Check out the party and get more info HERE!

OG Wednesdays (For more photos HERE)

Where: Bunker

Who Was There: Entertainment and fashion types

Other Details: Last night Bunker kicked off its new weekly party, OG Wednesdays. It's being hosted by Nima Yamini, who has  thrown parties at Rose Bar and Don Hill's to name a few,  and DJ Sal Morale, who previously launched Tuesdays at 1OAK.  Check out the party and get more info HERE.

GUCCI & CHRISTIE'S Celebrate Launch of Made-To-Order & Contemporary Art Service

Where: Gucci

Who Was There: Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Lisa Friedlander, Lydia Wickliffe Fenet, Maggie Betts, Blair Husain, Dr. Lisa Aira, Natalie Obradovich, Laura Lendrum, Alexandra Lebenthal

Other Details: Last night guests at Gucci's store celebrated the launch of the brands made-to-order Bamboo bag and took in a preview of works that will be up for auction March 10 at Christie’s Contemporary Art Sale. Cocktails were sipped under a Mark Rothko as well heeled women chose what size, color, texture and finish they would like their new handbag. The biggest one, goes for $20,000. The art started at $60,000. [Via]