Last Night's Parties: Stars Raise Millions For Breast Cancer, Animals Have A Ball At The Plaza

by Mara Siegler · April 15, 2011

Elton John rocked the Waldorf Astoria for breast cancer awareness, celebs and their pups got dolled up for the ASPCA gala, Mayor Bloomberg honored the FDNY, War Horse opened to raves at Lincoln Center, socialites did a ton of shopping while holding champagne flutes and more. Last Night's parties is ready to catch up on rest this weekend!


Where: Waldorf Astoria

Who Was There: Abigail Breslin, Brenda Song, Coralie Charriol Paul, Dennis Paul, Christina Steinbrenner, Hal Steinbrenner, Carolyn Murphy, Coralie Charriol Paul, Christian Siriano, Donna Karan, Deborah Norville, Carl Wellner, Elizabeth Hurley,William Lauder, Danielle Lauder, Evelyn Lauder, Jonathan Tisch, Lizzie Tisch

Other Details: Elton John took the stage in his hot pink plastic glasses to rock the Waldorf. Sting was also in the house and invited ladies up on stage to dance with him. Abagail Breslin rocked a floor length red gown, looking way older than her age and Elizabeth Hurley looked stunning in a pink number.  "We raised more than $4 million tonight for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A huge thank you to everyone who came to support us xxx," followed by "Back at the hotel, kicking off 6 inch heels, unzipping dress and about to have a l-o-n-g bath with my book. Yes!!" [Via]

14th Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball

Where: The Plaza

Who Was There: Amy Crosman, Ray Crosman, Barbara Regna, Peter Regna, Chuck Scarborough, Ellen Ward Scarborough, Peter Jakow, Beth Shak, Dylan Lauren, Ed Sayres, Isaac Mizrahi, Lake Bell, Roberta Flack, Julie Benz

Other Details: Celebs, animal lovers, and shelter dogs came out to the Waldrof for the 14th annual ASPCA event. There was dinner and dancing and probably plenty of pet talk about how smart Muffy is, how Rover is having problems getting along with others at the dog park, and where to get the cutest high end four legged jumpsuits. [Via] Because seeing a cute/funny dog pic and not posting it is Internet Crime, here is Cinderella, a rescue dog primping for the affair at the Ricardo Rojas Salon. The pup was found in a hoarder house in Tennessee and now lives the fairy tale life in a penthouse at Central Park attending the fanciest events at New York's most prestigious hotel. Here she is getting her nails did. [Via]

2011 FDNY Foundation Dinner Fire Commissioner's Humanitarian Awards

Where: New York Hilton

Who Was There: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Edward Kilduff, Maria Bartiromo, Brian Williams, Salvatore Cassano, Sharon Engeldrum, Zygmunt Staszewski, Steve Ruzow, Dave Barger

Other Details: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano hosted last night's event to honor those who have provided overwhelming support to the New York City Fire Department. CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo served as Master of Ceremonies. Brian Williams, that hazy form up by the podium in the pic to your left, gave a speech which undoubtedly looked much better IRL. [Via]

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Performance and Cocktail Reception

Where: Baryshnikov Arts Center/ Affirmation Arts

Who Was There: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kirk Simon, Karen Goodman, Marla Goldwasser, James Rosenquist, John Rosenquist, Gayle Lennard, Elly Flomenhaft, Bill Hillman, Agnes Gund, Michele Oka Doner, Frederick Doner

Other Details: Mikhail Baryshnikov, who recently sold his favorite painting at Sotheby's for $746,500 and donated it to his own Arts Center, attended last night's cocktail reception and performance hosted by Agnes Gund and James Rosenquist. Called "In the Studio," guests enjoyed a studio performance featuring the Voice, Music, Theater and Dance winners at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) followed by an exclusive insiders’ exhibition viewing of the works by YoungArts award winners in the Visual Arts, Photography, Writing and Cinematic Arts and cocktail reception at Affirmation Arts gallery.


Where: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

Who Was There: Regis Philbin, Joy Philbin, Peter Hermann, Mariska Hargitay, Seth Numrich, Tamara Tunie, Kim Cattrall, Klaus Biesenbach, Cherry Jones, Alyssa Bresnahan, Boris McGiver, Liam Robinson, Kate Pfaffl

Other Details: Although 'War Horse" just opened last night, it has gotten positive reviews and  sold strongly enough for Lincoln Center to extend the show beyond the previously announced June 26 closing date.  It is based on a kids novel and uses puppets! The horse you see to the left is made out of leather, wire, and is life sized. If I was rich and lived in an apartment bigger than a shoebox, I would buy this thing. [Via]

L'Agence Eyewear launch

Where: ILORI Flagship Store NYC

Who Was There: Austria, Marike LaRoux, Ajak, Minka Kelly, Ron Herman, Margaret Maldonado, Jeff Rudes, Meehan O'Neill, Allison Sarofim, Leandra Medine

Other Details: L'Agence celebrated it first range of sunglasses, created in partnership with Sama at the ILORI Flagship with cocktails and shopping. [Via]


Where: Skylight Soho

Who Was There: Nicholas Baume, Marty Eisenberg, Rebecca Eisenberg, Katherine Farley, Jerry Speyer, Ryan McNamara, Michele Abeles

Other Details:Along with the usual benefit elements of dinner, silent auction and cocktails, guests were led by artists through activities and installations as DJs Jason Kraus and Xaviera Simmons kept the music going. [Via]

DAVID YURMAN Dinner celebrating Madison Avenue Watch Week

Where: Park Avenue Spring, NYC

Who Was There: Alexandra Lebenthal, Anya Assante, Caroline Harvey, Claudia Lebenthal Cybil Yurman, David Yurman, Elizabeth Reid, Greg Mattson, Gron Bible, Heather Reid, Helen Mattson, Jack Petridge, Jared Jeffries

Other Details: David Yurman celebrated Watch Week with a dinner and viewing of his watches.  This is the first ever Watch Week-celebrating horology, featuring demonstrations, displays, presentations regarding watch trends, etc.

Dom Perignon Dinner to Celebrate Fashion, Champagne & April in New York

Where: Edi & The Wolf

Who Was There: Arden Wohl, Bonnie Morrison, Bryan Weiss, Alessandro Inglemo, Caroline Fare, Cassie Coane, Chris Scumacher, Darrell Hartmant, Denny Lee, Elise Overland, Eduard Faruneder, Enrique Gendre, Eric Villency, Gregorio Franzchetti, Hannelore Knutz, Harley Viera-Newton, HoJamison Ernest Kacey Librizzi, Kate Schelter, Katherine Keating, Kristian Laliberte, Lily Kwong, Lily Kwong, Nick Cohen, Peter Davis, Phillip Lim,  Richard Chai,  Stephanie LaCava, Waris Ahluwalia,  William Vitiello, Zuzana Gregorova 6

Other Details: The city's coolest socialites sat down to a special dinner of Austrian ravioli, shell steak and Bavarian cream with macerated fruits to honor Vincent Chaperon, a young, French Dom Perignon winemaker. Philip Lim apparently wasn't a fan of the brew and switched to beer after one glass. It was also, according to W, cramped. However, it was still super fancy and probably fun anyway.  [Via]

Folli Follie SoHo Store Opening Benefiting The Art Elysium

Where: Folli Follie, SoHo

Who Was There: Lauren Bush, Minka Kelly, Alexandra Richards, George Koutsolioutsos, Kerry Pieri, Jeannie Guan, Morgan Segal, Christian Langbein,  Myrvet Fouquart, Naomi Mansbach, Natalie DeCleve, Nicole Vitagliano, Rachel Glickman, Rachid Kallamni

Other Details: Folli Follie has opened its new flagship store in SoHo at 133 Prince Street!


Where: Bumble & Bumble

Who Was There:Lily Mandelbaum, Elisa Goodkind, Ally Hilfiger, Nary Manivong, Sophia Lamar,  Emma Snowdon-Jones, Elisa Goodkind, Ann Dexter-Jones, Andrew Mukamai, Anna Evans, Ilona Royce-Smithkin, Kayvon Zand, Lorenzo Martone

Other Details: Mother-daughter team Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum celebrated the launch of their new book, named after their blog, StyleLikeU at Bumble and Bumble with Vanity Fair.  From publisher PowerHouse Books: "To probe deeper into each subject’s personal style, they conduct intimate interviews on their ambitions, influences, and dreams, making each portrait so much more than yet another street photograph. From the most personal pieces in their subjects’ wardrobes, to the favorite books on their shelves, to the most precious objects in their houses, stylelikeu goes far beyond mere appearances to showcase how creativity is fostered and manifested by living in the most stylish way of all: true to oneself."