Last Night's Parties: Rose McGowan Hits The Town, Saoirse Ronan & Eric Bana Screen 'Hanna'

by Mara Siegler · April 7, 2011

The New Museum held its Spring Gala, Julian Schnabel went to the movies in his signature beach-bedroom sunglasses and pajamas, Molly Sims hosted an exhibit for Greg Lotus, Vera Wang toasted Cindi Leive, and more. Last night didn't care that it was raining.

NEW MUSEUM Gala & After Party Sponsored by Interview Magazine [More photos HERE]

Where: 7 World Trade

Who Was There: George Passmore, Gilbert Proesch, (Gilbert & George), Lisa Phillips, John Waters, Stefan Edlis, Jeff Koons, Stefano Tonchi, Rose Byrne, Malcolm Carfrae, Dree Hemingway, Rose McGowan

Other Details: Last night, the New Museum Spring Gala and after party was held at 7 World Trade Center with Interview magazine.  The evening was a collision of the fashion, music, literature and art worlds. Find out more details HERE and look at more pics HERE.




FOCUS FEATURES Hanna New York Screening & Afterparty

Where: Regal Union Square Stadium, Casa La Femme

Who Was There: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Joe Wright, Julian Schnabel, Rula Jebreal,  Matthew Bomer, Irina Sheik, Coco Rocha, Danny Flaherty, Sofia Black D'Elia, James Newman, Keri Russell, Max Winkler

Other Details: From imdb "Hanna" is about: "A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives." Hanna is played by 16 year old, impossible-to-pronounce-her-name Saoirse Ronan (sounds like Ser-shay), who you might recognize from "Lovely Bones," and "Atonement," thus amping up this trend we've seen lately of young girls becoming empowered and kicking ass. Love it. The "Skins" kids came to see the flick as did Julian Schnabel in his signature glasses and PJs.  [Via]

Opening Exhibition of GREG LOTUS "Impressions" Sponsored by 1stdibs

Where: 200 Lexington Avenue

Who Was There: Michael Bruno, Molly Sims, Greg Lotus, Jim Druckman, Mary Alice Stephenson, Violante Placido

Other Details: Molly Sims hosted the opening of Greg Lotus' new exhibit which features the fashion photographers work. You've seen his stuff in Vogue Italia, Vogue Russia, and L'Uomo Vogue, to name a few and it's always amazing.  Tweeted: "Greg lotus' photo exhibition was great. Beautiful color, lighting & composition... it was nice to meet great people as well." [Via]

Vera Wang toasts Cindi Leive to celebrate her new book "100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know"

Where: Spasso NYC

Who Was There: Vera Wang, Cindi Leive, Chris Benz, Christian Cota, Dan Abrams, Linda Fargo, Derek Blasberg, Lyle Maltz, Mary Alice Stephenson, Rachel Roy, Desiree Gruber, Danica Lo

Other Details: Vera Wang toasted Glamour's Cindy Leive for her new cookbook. The sales pitch: Cindy gave out her roast chicken recipe and some "70 women (and counting!) got engaged after cooking it for their boyfriends. Magic? Maybe." A gun hidden inside the hollowed out carcass with a note that says "Ring or else?" Perhaps. I'm sure there has been an article about it sandwiched in between how to look thin naked and 167 ways to turn a guy on without really trying.

Autism Speaks - A Blue Affair [More photos HERE]

Where: Trump Soho

Other Details: Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr hosted this event to raise awareness and funds for autism. Take a look at more pics HERE.



Un-Masque Autism [More photos HERE]

Where: Hudson Hotel

Other Details: The event featured the usual cocktails and auction, but spiced things up with an illusionist, cigar roller, and wine tasting. Take a look at more photos HERE.





Celebrate Spring with Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinsons Committee

Where: Lavo

Who Was There: Kim Miller, Georgina Schaefer, Marie Rentschler, Phoebe Dick, Missy Egbert Sheehan, Penn Egbert

Other Details: The Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) held its fourth annual Celebrate Spring event at LAVO with cocktails and dancing with music provided by DJ Brenda Black.

Museum President Ellen Futter '71, Art Historian Barbara Novak '50 to be Honored at Barnard Scholarship Dinner and Auction

Where: The Plaza

Who Was There: Ellen Futter, Debora Spar, Barbara Novak, Suzanne Vega, Irma Moore, Judge Miriam Cedarbaum, Judith Shapiro, Suki Kim

Other Details: The annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction honored Ellen V. Futter ’71, President of the American Museum of Natural History and President of Barnard from 1980 to 1993 and Barbara Novak ’50, renowned art historian and Barnard Professor Emerita. Greta Gerwig ’06, served as mistress of ceremonies.

Incase For Andy Warhol [More photos HERE]

Where: Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street

Other Details: Incase launched its very cool line of Andy Warhol cell phone covers last night with PAPER mag. Xeno & Oaklander performed and Lovefingers did a DJ set.Take a look at more pics HERE!





Opening Night Cocktail Reception LULU: Collages by Lulu de Kwiatkowski

Where: Clic Gallery

Who Was There: K. Cooper Ray, Lulu de Kwiatkowski, James Andrew, Terrence Charles, Ashley Middleton, Eddie Borgo, Anne Dexter-Jones, Christiane Celle

Other Details: In 2008, Ammo Books published LULU, a collection of Lulu de Kwiatkowski’s vividly colorful collages, but last night marked her first gallery show.  The interior designer told told WWD "The concept was that it would be the trail of inspiration. It’s really a visual autobiography through collage. It is the highlights of my life —death, falling in love, family, travel — all those things that are most important." [Via]