Kristen Stewart was in town last night to promote her latest movie, "Welcome To The Rileys", the Rodarte Sisters were honored at Cipriani's (again), Padma Lakshmi considered taking home a nude, Lorenzo Martone and Leigh Lezark are closet metal heads, and Anderson Cooper helped Elton John host his annual AIDS benefit. Here's what you missed in New York last night....-
Welcome To The Rileys Premiere And After party
Who Was There: Kristen Stewart, Danny Devito, James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo, Gerard Butler, Adam Duritz, James Woods, Olivia Palermo, Johannes Huebel, S. Epatha Merkson, Geoffrey Arend, Christina Hendricks, Petra Nemcova, Bryan Batt, Nicole Mellon, Matthew Mellon, Nur Khan, Jackie Astier, Harley Viera-Newton, Cassie Coane
Other Details: Why did Kristen Stewart like, change into camping gear for the after party? No one knows! Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows loved, I mean loved the movie, tweeting about it effusively afterward. Olivia Palermo looked incredible even for Olivia Palermo, in a leather mini dress. Cassie Coane and Harley Viera-Newton, fresh from their Paper Magazine award, DJ'd.
2010 National Arts Awards
Who Was There: Alec Baldwin, Angela Lansbury, Harold Prince (Of Phantom of the Opera fame, anyone? anyone?) Christo (so weird to write his name alone...), Jeffrey Deitch, Jeff Koons, Laura Mulleavy, Kate Mulleavy, Nadine Johnson, Rosson Crow
Other Details: The Mulleavy sisters keep getting honored at Cipriani 42nd Street! Over the weekend it was the National Design awards, and now a National Art Award. Also, we're thrilled that Angela Lansbury is getting her props this year! What other living actor has made such a mark on so many facets of 20th century pop culture? (Technicolor musicals in the 40s, Children's classics in the 60s, TV in the 80s, Disney in the 90s, Broadway in the 00s..)
Take Home A Nude
Who Was There: The Novogratzes of everybody's my favorite Bravo show, 9 By Design, Padma Lakshmi, a very pregnant Gretchen Mol.
Other Details: The Novogratzes were betting on some large scale pieces (for a house project? That we'll see on Season 2???!). The event was sponsored by Chanel. A Will Cotton piece went for $40,000 (presumably not purchased by the Novogratzes...)
2010 Mad Metalball
Who Was There: Moby, Michael Stipe, Leigh Lezark and The Misshapes, Timo Weiland, Anna Sheffield, Alexa Winner, Jen Brill, Lazaro Hernandez, Lorenzo Martone, Louise Roe, Nur Khan, Lisa Edelstein, Waris Ahluwalia, Richard Meier, Joe Manganiello
Other Details: Paul Sevigny DJ'd the annual benefit, and designers were asked to design something using metal. Model and co-chair Hannelore Knuts, for instance, made a video for the evening.
Elton John's "En Enduring Vision" AIDS Benefit
Who Was There: Anderson Cooper, Blaine Trump, Bryan Batt, Clive Davis, Hugh Jackman, Christina Ricci, Ivanka Trump, Elton John, Alina Cho, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Lorraine Bracco, Lauren Bush, David Lauren, Leelee Sobieski, Marjorie Gubelmann, Matthew Settle, Petra Nemcova, Tamara Mellon, Tony Bennet, Terence Koh, Vera Wang, Yaya DaCosta, Donna Karan
Other Details: Dapper Anderson Cooper was host for the evening (a lunch date with Cooper was auctioned off for $60K--more than the Will Cotton piece went for at Take Home A Nude) Elton graciously posed with fans and donors, then sat for dinner at a table with Donna Karan. Later, he performed.