Last Night's Parties: Daniel Radcliffe, James Franco, Elijah Wood Bring Geek Chic To The City

by Chiara Atik · November 16, 2010

    British stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson mingled with New York stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Keri Russell at the premiere of Harry Potter last night, while celebrity actors such as Julia Stiles, America Ferrera and Elijah Wood put their acting chops to the test at The 24 Hour Plays, and James Franco did something artsy, as usual. -

    New York Premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Where: Alice Tully Hall

    Who Was There: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Joey Fatone, Ralph Fiennes, Darren Criss, David Heyman, Drew Roy, David Yates, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Weir, Liam Neeson, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Keri Russell, Melissa Joan Hart, Sandra Lee, Patrick Wilson, Rob Thomas, Viola Davis

    Other Details: For some reason Johnny Weir showed up dressed like a German Schoolboy in 1860 goes to Hogwarts. The afterparty was at Big Apple Circus. ALso, it's really weird to see Draco Malfoy so tan, and all the young cast members drinking champagne.

    The 24 Hour Plays

    Where:  American Airlines Theater

    Who Was There: America Ferrera, Tracie Thoms, Nia Vardalos, Kyra Sedgwick, Rosie Perez, Leslie Bibb, Gloria Estefan, Diane Neal, Julia Stiles, Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Rachel Dratch, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Aniston

    Other Details: Apparently, Julia Stiles had to say "c*nt* 22 times in her play, and Jennifer Aniston had a brief cameo as a dog.

    RxArt Party

    Where: Art Directors Club

    Who Was There: James Franco Arden Wohl, Cynthia Rowley, Derek Blasberg, Genevieve Jones, Jenny Shimizu, Leigh Lezark, Paul Sorvino, Ryan McGinley, Terry Richardson

    Other Details: The party featured DJ sets by Nate Lowman and Leo Fitzpatrick. Simon de Pury (aka everyone's favorite part of Bravo's Work Of Art) auctioned off 25 lots from artists like Yoshimoto Nara, Tony Feher, Terence Hoj and Rob Pruitt.

    Salman Rushdie Launch Party for "Luka and the Fire of Life"

    Where: Bowery Hotel Who: Salman Rushdie, Laura Linney, Bono, Moby, Jonathan Ames Other Details: Salman Rushdie was joined by Laura Linney to read from his new book based off his son's video games. Moby's new band with Laura Dawn called Little Death took to the stage to offer up entertainment and get guests moving.

    The 7th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Award

    Where: Skylight Studios Who: Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Carey Mulligan, Anna Paquin, Chace Crawford, Blake Lively, Christina Ricci, Zac Posen, Kim Kardashian, Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Leighton Meester, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Ed Westwick, Thakoon, Mary Louise Parker, Michal Kors.

    Other Details: The city's most fashionable put on their finest last night, with many dressing in Chanel in honor of Karl Lagerfeld who was in attendance. Menswear designer Billy Reid won the coveted prize of $300,000, a year of mentorship, and a bronze trophy. Oddly, Kim Kardashian was there, spending most of the evening attached to Zac Posen. Could she make an attempt to be taken seriously? Does Anna Wintour know about this? Someone must stop her.

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