Aaaaaand, it's benefit season! As integral a part of New York Fall as turning leaves and pumpkin spice lattes, New Yorkers are dusting off their ballgowns for a slew of parties with philanthropic intents. Last night? New Yorkers For Children, and Kanye was there! Will we be seeing him a lot, this season?
New Yorkers For Children 11th Annual Benefit
Who Was There: Estelle, Frederic Fekkai, Hilary Rhoda, Jason Wu, John Slattery (Roger Sterling in the house!), Kanye West, Nanette Lepore, Rachel Roy, Selita Ebanks, Veronica Webb, Tinsley Mortimer, Lauren Remington Platt, Johannes Huebl (sans Olivia Palermo, who is in London), Russell Simmons, Courtney Love
Other Details: Selita Ebanks hosted the dinner. Tables were set with pink table cloths, pink, orange and yellow flowers, and jewels. Estelle performed.
Gansevoort Park Avenue Opening
Who Was There: Jason Binn, Mick Rock, Michael Satsky,
Other Details: The event was hosted by Gotham Magazine. The Plunge has been quietly open for a while now, and been the host venue for a variety of Fashion Week events, but last night was the official opening.
Tamsen Z Store Opening Event
Who was there: Renee Fleming, Chris Meloni, Daniel Bloud, Tamara Mellon, Fabiola Beracasa, and Lauren Remington Platt, who showed up in a full ball gown (on her way to NYFC)
Other Details: The jewelry collection is absolutely beautiful, but we'd probably buy it anyway as 100% of the proceeds go to the Metropolitan Opera. (The designer, Ann Ziff, is co-Chairwoman of the company.)
Season Premiere Of Bored To Death
Where: NYU Skirball Center
Who Was There: Jenny Slate, Jonathan Ames, Jim Gaffigan, Jason Schwartzman, Mike Birbiglia, Kristen Schaal. Moby
Other Details: After party was at Capitale
Nowhere Boy Premiere and After Party
Who Was There: Yoko Ono, Kristen Scott Thomas, Salman Rushdie, Tim Morehouse, The Harveys Weinstein and Keitel, Ethan Hawke
Other Details: Quarrymen, John Lennon's first band, played live at the afterparty. Yoko Ono herself presented the film, which is a fictionalized account of John Lennon's childhood.
Tiffany Leather Collection Cocktail Party
Who Was There: Richard Lambertson and John Truex, designers of the new Tiffany Leather Collection (also, randomly, lots of cute guys?)
Other Details: There was a line at the door; surprising, for a Tiffany cocktail event.
[Nowhere Boy photo via PopSugar, Tamsen Z photo via Examiner]