Last Night's Parties: Potter Mania Hits NYC, Courtney Love Heads To The Movies

by Mara Siegler · July 12, 2011

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson partied at the American Museum of Natural History; Courtney Love movie hopped; Kirtsen Dunst head to Westway after watching Tabloid for an added dose of scandal;  Jason Wu and other designers hit the beach at the Dream Downtown for the CFDA and more. Last night's parties had graduated Hogwarts and were ready to celebrate.

New York Premiere & After Party  of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" [Take a look at more pics HERE!]

Where: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

Who Was There: Daniel RadcliffeEmma Watson, Rupert Grint, David Heyman, David Yates, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and their son James Wilke, Whoopi Goldberg, Seth Green, America Ferrera, Sarah HylandMark Sanchez

Other Details: The crowds gathered around Lincoln Center were a block in all directions, full of tweens in full Potter regalia from glasses to Hogwarts cloaks yelling there faces off as a loud speaker quizzed them on Potter trivia. "What movie did Moaning Myrtle first appear in?" Screams in unison! A girl holds up her sign claiming she's been there six days. A older man in a World's Best Dad tee snaps a pic. Get more details HERE and be sure to take a look at more pics HERE. The after party was held at the American Museum of Natural History.

Premiere & After Party of Sundance Selects' "TABLOID"

Courtney LoveWhere: IFC Center, The Westway

Who Was There: Errol Morris, Derek Blasberg, Spike Jonze, Daisy Prince, Laurie Anderson, Hope Atherton, Maggie Betts, Paul Brittain, Hannah Bronfman, Chiara Clemente, Kirsten Dunst, Chanel Farrell, Sara Gore, Andrew Jenks, Matt Kliegman, Courtney LoveCarlos Quirarte, Terry Richardson, Horatio Sanz

Other Details: Guests came out to watch Academy Award-winner Errol Morris's new flick, which centers on Joyce McKinney, whose romantic obsessions and delusions made her a tabloid sensation in the late 1970’s.  After the screening, attendees head over to the Westway to tip back drinks and eye the stripper poles. The theme of the night: scandal. [Photo Credit: Startraks]

Special Screening & After Party of The Weinstein Company's SARAH'S KEY

Where: MoMa - Titus II, Osteria Del Circo

Who Was There: Charlotte Poutrel, Gilles Paquet-Brenner, Tatiana de Rosnay, Diane von Furstenberg, Harvey Weinstein, Maxwell, Malin Akerman, Christiane Amanpour, Sky Ferreira, Jessica Hart, Anastasia Jenkin, Nanette Lepore, Courtney Love, Jennifer Missoni, Mia Moretti, Regis Philbin, Brian Reyes, Rachel Roy

Other Details: Courtney Love had a busy night of movie watching yesterday hitting both this flick and Tabloid. Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s New York Times best seller, Sarah's Key follows an American journalist in Paris whose research for an article about the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942 in France ends up turning her own world upside down. Sounds good.  After the film guests head to Osteria Del Circo.  [Photo Credit: StarTraks]

eBay and CFDA "YOU CAN'T FAKE FASHION" Campaign Launch Party

Where: The Beach at Dream Downtown

Who Was There: Sofia Sanchez, Jason Wu, Steven Kolb, Adam Lippes, Rebecca Minkoff, Nanette Lepore, Elie Tahari, Nate Berkus, Monique Peen, Marc Bouwer, Johan Lindeberg

Other Details: Several designers head out to the Dream Downtown last night to join CFDA and eBay in the fight against counterfeiting. They've already sold out of the 50 designer-edition, one-of-a-kind totes, which at $150 a pop raised $7,500 or the cause.



White Nights Annual Benefit Celebrating the Mariinsky Ballet Metropolitan Opera House, ANNA KARENINA US Premiere Dinner

Where: Metropolitan Opera House

Who Was There: Yoko Ono, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Patricia Field, Darren Aronofsky, Valery Gergiev, Kristina Kovalenko, Douglas Sheldon

Other Details: The White Nights Foundation of America celebrated the U.S. premiere of Anna Karenina performed by the Mariinsky Ballet. After watching, guests head to dinner and dancing of their own at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.