About 3/4 of the famous people in New York last night were at Cipriani Wall Street for Fashion Group International's "Night Of Stars" awards, while the remaining fourth where scattered about at the Opera, the HuffPo Party, and the Doe Gala. And speaking of celebrities, Perez Hilton promised to stop bullying them! Read all about it...-
The Fashion Group International's "Night Of Stars"
Who Was There: Janie Bryant, Jennifer Connelly, Evelyn Lauder, Marisa Berenson, Jack McCollough, Kate Bosworth, Lazaro Hernandez, Diego Della Valle, Richard Gere, Bee Shaffer, Amanda Brooks, Anna Sui, Anna Wintour, Brian Atwood, Calvin Klein, Daphne Guinness, Derek Lam, Fabiola Beracasa, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, Frederic Fekkai, Glenda Bailey, Helen Lee Schifter, Grace Coddington, Jane Seymour, Johannes Huebl, Jonathan Adler, Julie Macklowe, Kelly Rutherford, Lauren Santo Domingo, Leighton Meester, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Paul Bettany, Olivia Palermo, Stefano Tochi, Simon Doonan, Tory Burch, Waris Ahluwalia
Other Details: Uhm, Night of Too Many Stars? Just ONE of these names at an event would merit press coverage, but celebrities were packed into Cipriani Wall Street (and later, Boom Boom) like sardines. Simon Doonan was giving the evening's winners Jersey Shore nicknames (aka Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler are Bones and The Condition). Designers were all flanked by their favorite muses: Kate Bosworth was there for Proenza, Fabiola Beracasa sat with Michael Kors (who presented Nina Garcia with her award). Evelyn Lauder won the Humanitarian award. [Images via]
New York City Opera's Fall Gala
Who Was There: Alex McCord, Vera Wang, Gillian Miniter, Hamish Bowles, Simon Van Kempen
Other Details: Vera Wang told us she plans on dressing like Cameron Diaz at Halloween this year; you can read about THAT on the site later today.
Huffington Post's 2010 Game Changers
Who Was There: Elliot Spitzer, Sean Penn, Nora Ephron, Mayor Bloomberg, Mayor Cory Booker, Anderson Cooper, Christiane Amanpour, Ted Olson, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Andre Balazs, Sam Calagione, Biz Stone
Other Details: he evening honored the top people from the worlds of entertainment, business, sports, politics, the environment, travel, style, philanthropy, technology, media and education that are making a difference in the world. Awards were given to a few during the ceremony and included mostly humorous speeches, thus avoiding the onset of boredom. Also, we enjoyed Caroline McCarthy's tweet: "HuffPo Game Changers event, also known as the namedroppiest room I've ever walked into." [via HuffPo]
The Doe Fund Gala
Who Was There: Ethan Hawke, Steve Madden, Irina Shayk
Other Details: Ethan Hawke was pretty sweet, and talked to reporters earnestly about the importance of paying child support.
Cocktails With Perez
Where: Stone Rose Lounge, Columbus Circle
Who Was There: Perez Hilton, Sandra Bernhardt, Mia Moretti
Other Details: Perez Hilton gave a brief speech, in which he announced he was taking steps to make his site to be more positive, including forever giving up the use of the term "Maniston" (his nickname for Jennifer Aniston.) Sandra Bernhardt did a brief, brief set, where she awkwardly talked about playing topless cards in Atlantic City and "doing blow in the snow", which was received with a mixture of polite laughter and stone cold silence. She looked amazing though, in black leather pants and a sequined top! Mia Moretti DJ'D, and got the crowd dancing as much a crowd at one of these things can be expected to dance.
Saturday, May 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.