Last Night's Parties: Celebs Wear Red For Heart Truth, Elton John & More Toast Bill Clinton

by Mara Siegler · February 10, 2011

    Some 20 celebrities donned red for the runway, bloggers got their own fashion line, Nicole Richie brought a bizarre crowd to Bergdorf's, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar taught kids a valuable lesson and much much more. Let's find out what happened last night.




    AMFAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2011 Fashion

    Where: Ciprianis Wall Street

    Who Was There: President Bill Clinton, Diane von Furstenberg, Sir Elton John, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn, Carol Alt, Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Biver, Rose Byrne, Yves Carcelle, Georgina Chapman, Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky, Blake Lively, Anna Wintour, Alan Cumming

    Other Details: The who's who of New York was out last night at Cipriani's for amFar. Elizabeth Taylor was supposed to headline but could not make it for unspecified reasons. Bill Clinton was toasted and Elton John, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick took the stage to sing "Friends," like they did years ago at amFar's first benefit. [Via]

    DeLeon Tequila and MAC & MILK Celebrate New York Fashion Week FW11 [More photos HERE]

    Where: Milk Studios

    Who Was There: The National, Antwan Duncan, Allesandra Braun, Emma Snowdon-Jones, Andres Altamirano, Joaquin Johnson, Liz Sweiger

    Other Details: DeLeon Tequila and MAC hosted an intimate performance by the National at Milk Studios.@ wasn't happy about the late start time: "If the national doesn't go on soon, I may or may not keel over and fall asleep on the floor of milk." noticed the strange fashion: "watching the national play a fashion week party at milk. so many people wearing sunglasses indoors at night," You can take a look at photos HERE and get more details (ie-why the National are totally the fashion equivalent of jeans and a hoodie) HERE.

    The HEART TRUTH'S Red Dress Collection 2011 - Runway

    Where: The Theatre, Lincoln Center

    Who Was There: Allison Sweeney, Dania Ramirez, Denise Richards, Dita Von Teese, Eva Amurri, Eve, Gayle King, Giuliana Rancic, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Julianne Hough, Melanie Griffith, Suzanne Somers, Taraji P. Henson, Audrina Patridge

    Other Details: More than 20 celebrities took the runway wearing red to encourage women to take action to protect their heart health. Matthew McConaughey sat front row as he supported his girlfriend and baby mama, Camila Alves, as she strutted a look by Kaufman Franco. Natasha Bedingfield closed the fashion show with an acoustic version of 'Strip Me.' [Top image Via]

    Where: BAR III Pop Up Shop

    Where: 156 5th Ave

    Who Was There: Solange Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Alice Callahan, Andre J., Becka Diamond, Andrew Bevan, Andrew Mukamal, Kristian LaliberteJane Aldridge,  Elizabeth Spiridakis, Leah Bourne, Rumi Neely,  Joshua Kissi, Alexandra and Theodora Richards

    Other Details: Blogs are (weirdly) in fashion! Last night the pop-up store for Bar III, a Macy's exclusive men's and women's collection, launched. The clothes are  based on the blog style philosophies of Fashion Toast, Sea of Shoes, Feels Like White Lightning, and Street Etiquette. [Via]

    BERGDORF GOODMAN Fashion Week Celebration with NICOLE RICHIE and HOUSE OF HARLOWE 1960

    Where: Bergdorf Goodman

    Who Was There: Nicole Richie, Kristian Laliberte, Louise Rowe, Emma Snowdon-Jones, Vanessa McDonald, Allie Merriam, Jonathan Cheban, Melissa Berkelhammer, Cory Kennedy, Cassie Coane, Andrew Bevan

    Other Details: Bergdorf's Women's Fashion Director Linda Fargo stated, “It’s a frigid out. Only someone as hot as Nicole Richie could bring everyone out tonight.”  Cory Kennedy, of Cobrasnake fame, was there, having moved to NYC. Full Frontal Fashion reports that as guests listened to Cassie Coane spin Miley Cyrus and West Coast rap, Teen Vogue's Andrew Bevan mused, "This crowd is very bizarre and interesting.”  There was also a party crash by a very hungry someone with an affinity for mini cheese burgers that was escorted out by security. [Via]

    Fashion SCOOP NYC's Fashion Week Kick-Off

    Where: Scoop NYC's Soho Boutique

    Who Was There: Scoop shoppers and fans

    Other Details: The Grungy Gentleman hooked up with Scoop in Soho to throw a Fashion Week kick off party complete with lots of shopping and open bar. [Via]


    African RAINFOREST Conservancy's 20th Annual Artists for Africa Benefit

    Where: Prince George Ballroom

    Who Was There: Christy Turlington Burns, Spencer Tunick, Gloria Flora,  Carter Coleman, Millen Magese, Beth O"Donnell

    Other Details: ARC bestowed the name of a newly discovered frog species from the Eastern Arc rainforest of Tanzania as guests dined in the ballroom. [Via]




    Where: MoMa, The Celeste Bartos Theater

    Who Was There: John Stossel, Michael Gordon, Phillip Bloch, Eddie Borgo, YaYa DaCosta

    Other Details: This documentary follows Vidal Sassoon, the man who "changed the world with a pair of scissors." He worked for 69 years! That's a lot of iconic 'do's including the Geometric, the Wash-and-Wear, the short bob Nancy Kwan wore in The World of Suzie Wong and Mia Farrow's famous pixie cut for Rosemary's Baby. [Via]

    World Premiere of Dreamworks "I AM NUMBER FOUR"

    Where: Mann's Village Theater

    Who Was There: AJ Michalka, Alex Pettyfer, Bella Thorne, Ariel Winter, Dianna Argon, Cody Johns

    Other Details: Dianna Argon looked hot in a drape-y, nude frock from Vivienne Westwood Red Label for the premiere. The movie comes from James Frey's writer sweatshop and is the first one of his writer for hire works to be made. [Via]

    KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR / On The Shoulders of Giants, Special Screening Event with Panel Discussion

    Where: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    Who Was There: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Other Details: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar screened his new documentary film, "On the Shoulders of Giants," which tells the inspiring story of the Harlem Rens - "the greatest basketball team you've never heard of." "I wanted to give kids an idea of what had to happen for them to have this game," Jabbar told the Daily News. "They don't really understand everything that went into the emergence of professional basketball. And if you ask most NBA players right now, very few know that the game was segregated." [Via]

    And yes, a bunch of fashion presentations happened last night with pretty clothes and beautiful people and celebrity names. You read about those later today in Fashion Files, so check back soon!

    Kristian Laliberte Anna Wintour Andre J. MoMA The National Blake Lively MILK Studios Melanie Griffith Emma Snowdon-Jones Julianne Hough Cory Kennedy Leah Bourne Georgina Chapman Melissa Berkelhammer Diane von Furstenberg lincoln center Alan Cumming Gayle King Rose Byrne Andrew Bevan Dita Von Teese Denise Richards Audrina Patridge Bergdorf Goodman Nicole Richie Phillip Bloch Alice Callahan Kelly Rowland Matthew McConaughey Spencer Tunick harry belafonte Stevie Wonder Eve Cassie Coane Jennifer Love Hewitt Becka Diamond John Stossel Carol Alt Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jane Aldridge Andrew Mukamal Solange Knowles Taraji P Henson Eva Amurri Christy Turlington Burns Eddie Borgo Giuliana Rancic Prince George Ballroom Alexandra and Theodora Richards Vidal Sassoon: The Movie Suzanne Somers Jean-Claude Biver Yaya Dacosta chelsea clinton and marc mezvinsky Ariel Winter Gladys Knight Jonathan Cheban Michael Gordon The Celeste Bartos Theater African RAINFOREST Conservancy's 20th Annual Artists for Africa Benefit Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR / On The Shoulders of Giants Special Screening Event with Panel Discussion President Bill Clinton Sir Elton John Dionne Warwick Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn Yves Carcelle AMFAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2011 Fashion AJ Michalka Alex Pettyfer Bella Thorne Dianna Argon Cody Johns World Premiere of Dreamworks "I AM NUMBER FOUR" Gloria Flora Carter Coleman Millen Magese Beth O"Donnell The HEART TRUTH'S Red Dress Collection 2011 - Runway The Theatre Allison Sweeney Dania Ramirez Scoop NYC's Soho Boutique Fashion SCOOP NYC's Fashion Week Kick-Off Louise Rowe Vanessa McDonald Allie Merriam BERGDORF GOODMAN Fashion Week Celebration with NICOLE RICHIE and HOUSE OF HARLOWE 1960 Antoine Duncan Allesandra Braun Andres Altamirano Joaquin Johnson Liz Sweiger DeLeon Tequila and MAC & MILK Celebrate New York Fashion Week FW11 Elizabeth Spiridakis Rumi Neely Joshua Kissi Where: BAR III Pop Up Shop