Last Night's Parties: Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen Show Off Their Handbags; Nicole Kidman Hits The Movies

by Mara Siegler · July 14, 2011

Ivanka Trump, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Nicole Kidman, and Keith Urban came out to support Wendi Murdoch; Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen showed off their handbags at The Crown; Manhattan Mag hit Mister H; Johan Lindeberg launched his new eye wear collaboration; music took on cancer; Hair re-opened on Broadway and more. Last night's parties let the sunshine in.

BARNEYS NEW YORK Hosts Dinner at Crown in Celebration of THE ROW Handbag Collection

Where: The Crown

Who Was There: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley OlsenKeegan Singh, Sally Singer, Simon Doonan, Charlotte Blechman, Dirk Standen, Amanda Brooks, Daniella Vitale, Harley Viera Newton

Other Details: Ahhhh!  Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen previewed their new handbag collection for The Row with a hoity toity dinner at John DeLuice's The Crown. We're obsessed. Make sure you check out: [Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen Show Off New Row Handbags] [Via]


Where: Tribeca Grand Hotel & DVF Studio

Who Was There: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Diane von Furstenberg, Barry Diller, Anna Wintour, director Wayne Wang, Wendi Murdoch, Florence SloanSir Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu, Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman, Donna Karan, Roseanne Barr, Gayle King, Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner, Deborra-Lee Jackman, Gabourey Sidibe, Courtney LoveOlivia Munn, Lance Bass,  Ingrid Sischy, Sandra Brant,  Fran Lebowitz, Russell Simmons, Karen ElsonRachel Roy, Olivier TheyskensKelly Bensimon, Imogen Lloyd-Webber, Lorenzo Martone, Andrew Saffir

Other Details: Well if one party was the place to be last night, this was it. Cinema Society hooked up with Ivanka Trump Jewelry and DVF to screen Snow Flower and The Secret Fan,  produced by Wendi Murdoch. Rupert, presumably hiding from the NOtW scandal,  was nowhere to be seen.  After viewing the movie, guests head over to Diane von Furstenberg's studio for dinner and Grey Goose La Poire "Pear Flower" and Le Citron "Asian Summer" cocktails. [Via]

New Museum Opening Celebration for OSTALGIA and CHARLES ATLAS Exhibitions

Where: New Museum

Who Was There: Massimiliano Gioni, Victoria Mikhelson, Nikolay Oleynikov, Vladimir Arkhipov, Anatoly Brusilovsky, Victor Alimpiev, Amy Cappellazzo, Barbara Gladstone, Joanne Rosen, Anastasia Komarova, Charles Atlas, Jenny Moore, Chrissie Iles

Other Details: Last night the New Museum held a preview of their new exhibits by Charles Atlas, known for being an innovator in combining dance and performance with film and video, and “Ostalgia,” which brings together the work of more than fifty artists from twenty countries across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics. The title comes from the German word ostalgie, a term that emerged in the 1990s to describe a sense of longing and nostalgia for the era before the collapse of the Communist Bloc.

Opening Night of HAIR on Broadway

Where: St. James Theatre

Who Was There: Steel Burkhardt, Paris Remillard, Audra McDonald, Darius Nichols, Matt DeAngelis, Kacie Sheik

Other Details: Hair is back on Broadway! Have you seen it? It's so good. They sing, they dance, they run through the crowd with flowers and let the sunshine in. Highly recommend. Back from traveling the set has been changed since it's first Broadway run, but who cares.  During the July 25 performance they'll be hosting same-sex couples to be wed on the stage of the St. James Theatre following the passage of New York State's landmark marriage equality legislation.  [Via]

Manhattan Magazine After Dark Party [Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!]

Where: Mister H

Who Was There: Kristie Kerr, Kelli Kuehne, Olivia K, Michael Pozner, Chris Nirschel, Alina Puscau, Peyman Umay, Ricardo Garcia, Carlos Leon, Al Imposinado, Dani Haskin, Lauren Bush, Allie Foster, Jeremiah Robinson, Kristine Sanabria, John Lerardi

Other Details: Manhattan Magazine celebrated their restaurant issue with open bar and party co-hosts Editor-in-Chief James Heidenry and Armin Amiri. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!

BLK DNM Eyewear Collaboration With MOSCOT Preview

Where: BLK DNM

Who Was There: Aurelie Claudel, Harvey Moscot, Johan Lindeberg, Tim Goossens, Hannelore Knuts, Julie Ragolia, Sabrina Huls, George Lewis Jr, Hannelore Knuts, Dana Taylor

Other Details: BLK DNM, the new line from Johan Lindeberg, just launched and has already expanded with a collaboration with New York’s Moscot eyewear line. [Via]

Gilt Home DINNER

Where: Desmonds

Who Was There: Adam Glassman, Chassie Post, Jason Goldberger, Amy Lau, Raymond Guyns, Christian Leone, John Robshaw, Charlotte Moss, Caroline Roehm, Susan Lyne, Shane Reilly, Tom Delavan, Thom Filicia, Jennifer Potter

Other Details: The Gilt Home dinner went off without without a hitch and no crashers despite the write up it got yesterday in Page Six.

Music Against Myeloma [Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!]

Where: Greenhouse

Other Details: Last night, Greenhouse nightclub held the sixth annual Music Against Myeloma, organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for this lesser known form of cancer. They join forces with International Myeloma Foundation to host this important event each year and all proceeds go directly to IMF. Guests enjoyed special live performances by Danny Ross, The Turn, and The Setup while drinking, eating cupcakes and looking through their gift bags filled the official "Cancer Sucks" socks. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!

An Evening of Movies & Music Celebrating MAY 13 FILMS COMPANY [Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!]

Where: SOHO Residence of Andrew Drexel Allen

Who Was There: Richard Raymond, Andrew Drexel Allen, Dillon Bryan, G Erlendsson, Georgina Chapman, Kashmir Snowden-Jones, David Snowden-Jones , Patrick Basset, DeeDee Sides, Allie Rizzo

Other Details: It was movie night in Soho with May 13 Films where guests forwent popcorn for cocktails and conversation. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!




BlackBook Kicks Off Gunbar Wednesdays [Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!]

Where: Gunbar

Other Details: Gunbar Wednesdays gets off on the right foot with help from BlackBook Magazine. The new Meatpacking hot-spot is new to the faux dive bar scene but is becoming a favorite among plenty of sceney New Yorkers. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!



#Kissable Launch of Breath Refresher EAT WHATEVER

Where: The Museum of Sex

Who Was There: Robin Macy, Joyce Anderson, Christina Tenname, Arthur Shorin, Jacqui Rosshandler, Paul Turcotte, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Margie Beck, Dave Schlachet, Alan Slatas, Marc Simon

Other Details: Guest got together to flirt it up with kissable breath at The Museum of Sex with the help of a new breath freshener called Eat Whatever, which comes in a minty gel capsule and works from the inside out.

VandM Supports Latin Art For BrazilFoundation [Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!]

Where: VandM

Other Details: VandM is a company that sells unique vintage furniture and art.  This summer they are hosting the VIP Summer of Art and Photography. To show their support for Latin Art, VandM hosted an exhibition and charity event benefiting the BrazilFoundation. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!

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