Last Night's Parties: The Kills Rock The Mondrian Soho, Bill Clinton Talks To The Ladies

by Mara Siegler · March 11, 2011

    The Modrian Soho held its Grand Opening party, Bill Clinton joined Tina Brown to talk politics and issues, Blake Lively hung out with Peter Sarsgaard, Target took over the Ace, Martin Scorcese celebrated an anniversary with Andrew WK and so much more. You have got to find out what happened last night!

    Opening Party for the MONDRIAN Soho

    Where: Mondrian Soho

    Who Was There: Brad Goreski, Olivia Palermo, Scott Lipps, Natalie Obradovich, Kristian Laliberte, Jamie Hince, Alison Mosshart (THE KILLS), Sam TalbotPrabal Gurung, Richard Chai, Thakoon Panichgul, Yigal Azrouel, Sante D'Orazio, Natalie Kill, Susanne Bartsch, Poppy De Villeneuve, Todd DiCiurcio, Megan DiCiurcio, Melissa Berkelhammer, Johannes Huebl

    Other Details: The Mondrian is officially open. Hooray. The Kills played. A bunch of cool kids got drunk on free booze. Just another night in NYC that can be labeled as "epic," until next week's gathering.   Samantha Walker Tweeted: "Epic performance by The Kills tonight at Mondrian Soho getting me intoxicated with excitement for @" [Via]

    THE DAILY BEAST 2nd Annual Women in the World Summit 2011

    Where: The Hudson Theatre

    Who Was There: Bill Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Charlie Rose, Tina Brown, Sheryl Sandberg, Wendi Deng Murdoch, Diane von Furstenberg, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Judith Rodin, Donna Karan, Deborra-Lee Furness, Melinda French Gates, Zainab Salb, Barry Diller, Christiane Amanpour,  Christina Hoff Sommers,

    Other Details: Tina Brown has kicked off the 2011 Women in the World Summit. Participants will include such luminaries as Meryl Streep, Christiane Amanpour, Madeline Albright, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Arianna Huffington, Kirsten Gillibrand, and even Mika Brzezinski. Last night Bill Clinton took the stage to discuss a number of current topics. You can see details from the talk at Daily Beast. [Via]

    Young Fellows Ball "Bal de Chinoiserie" [More photos HERE]

    Where: The Frick Collection

    Who Was There: Lydia Fenet, Allison Aston, Clare McKeon, Jamie Jimenez, Joann Pailey, Sloan Overstrom, Alexis Clarke, Allison Ecung, Catherine Jones, Alexandra Lebenthal, Jay Diamond, Blair Husain, Caitlin Davis, Julia Flynn, Jeffrey Wirsing, Melissa Wells, Lesley Blume, Rachel Roy, Victoria Mukovozov, Bianca Boman

    Other Details: Rachel Roy, Judith Leiber and Baccarat sponsored the evening at the Frick. said, "Everyone should have a boss as chic and as fun as this! Luv Richard Dickson! Grt Frick event- raised so much money." Guests came in chinoiserie chic, wearing draping gowns of crape de chine and satin, kimonos, and 1930's inspired dress, mostly in pale golds, navy blues, exotic prints, and dramatic crimsons. Make sure you take a look at more photos HERE. More details are located HERE.

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    2011 BAM Theater Gala -- The Diary of a Madman

    Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music

    Who Was There: Geoffrey Rush, Blake Lively, Hugh Jackman, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Isabella Rossellini, Joseph Melillo, Tess Schoenfeld, Yael Stone, Baz Luhrmann, Mario Batali, Kate Levin, Alessandro Nivola, David Hyde Pierce

    Other Details: For the price of $1,200 guests partook in The Russian Banquet Dinner on the stage of the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House followed by a performance of Madman with Geoffrey Rush. After the play guests got a chance to mingle with the famous actor and other cast members, as well as attending celebs, while enjoying desserts. [Via]

    GO International Designer Collective [More photos HERE]

    Where: Ace Hotel

    Who Was There: Santigold, Olivia Munn, Liv Tyler, Michelle Trachtenberg, Chloe Sevigny, Benhaz Sarafpour, Caitlin Moe, DJ Mia Moretti, Marcus Samuelsson, Lake Bell, Nina Garcia, Sophie Albou, Richard Chai, Thakoon Panichgul, Tracy Feith, Aziz Ansari

    Other Details: Apparently Target doesn't need Lady Gaga or the gays to draw the cool kids. Think what you might. The brand has reissued 34 dresses from 17 past designers that will be available for a limited time at Opening Ceremony. To celebrate, guests hit the Ace to shop, drink, and watch performances by Santigold and Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe. "I have a lot of pieces from some of their first collections," Michelle Trachtenberg told Racked. "Libertine, Zac Posen and the Rodarte collection...I do have a ton of stuff and I'm looking forward to finding my new favorite pieces again tonight." Be sure to take a look at the photos HERE.


    Where: Directors Guild Theater

    Who Was There: Martin Scorsese, Sam Rockwell, Patricia Clarkson, Grover Crisp, Paul Schrader, Andrew W.K., Fran Lebowitz, Jason Allen, Tory Hoen

    Other Details:Martin Scorcese hit the Director's Guild Theater to celebrate the 35 anniversary of his legendary flick Taxi. Andrew WK was there! Part hard Marty, party til you puke. [Via]





    AARON ECKHART Hosts MOVES MAGAZINE 2011 Spring Issue Launch Party

    Where: Plein Sud at The Smyth Hotel

    Who Was There: Aaron Eckhart, Tamsen Fadal, Darlene Rodriguez, David Burke, Ryan Nickulas, Dale Talde, Ed Cotton, Julie Chang, Moonah Ellison

    Other Details: After hitting the Today show in the morning, Aaron Eckhart continued his promotional duties for Rabbit Hole with a party for Moves Magazine. Will he return as Two Face, will he not? Unfortunately no one at the event got any answers.

    Saks Fifth Avenue RAG & BONE Launch Party

    Where: Saks Fifth Avenue

    Who Was There: Adrienne Trotman, Tia Walker, Alex Hill, Smith Westerns,  Marcus Wainwright, David Neville, Melissa Berkelhammer, Kristin Ratcliffe, Kenan H., Johannes Moers, Jenaya Singleton, DJ Suga Ray, Anthony Zio, Val Gueco, Kevin Warner, Jennifer Wang

    Other Details: Pitchfork approved band the Smith Westerns, whose members are all under the age 20, weirdly played Saks last night while shoppers looked over pieces by Rag & Bone. While you wouldn't think the upscale demographic would fit the band, we're happy for them when it comes to earning any sort of cred.

    POP UP POP ART Restaurant Opening and Birthday Celebration For BRANDON FREID [More photos HERE]

    Where: The Pop Up Restaurant

    Who Was There: Hank Freid, Brandon Freid, Patricia Field, Nicole Freidman, Dayna Hart, Kim Fodor, Devinn Bruce, Michael Musto, Jill Zarin

    Other Details: The Feast opened its "POP ART POP UP” at the soon to be completed flagship Sanctuary Hotel with the food and the décor inspired by major pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein and Takashi Murakami. The menu was created by 15 year old wunderkind chef Greg Grossman, with courses inspired by each artist. Don;t forget to take a look at more photos HERE.

    The MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY presents Catch The Beat: The Roots of Punk & Hip Hop - The Photography of JANETTE BECKMAN and DAVID CORIO

    Where: The Morrison Hotel Gallery

    Who Was There: Scott Vander Voort, Janette Beckman, Ken Thelian, Julia Walker, Malcolm Campbell, James Maddock, David Corio, Adrian Franks, Robert Kirby, Christy Karr, Collin Gillespie, Jen Maler, Katie Ball, Amy Goldberg

    Other Details: This exhibit documents the early years of Punk and Hip Hop through the eyes of British photographers Janette Beckman and David Corio.Guests mingled as they looked at shots of The Ramones, Africa Bambaataa, Debbie Harry and Blondie. Beckman told Interview of her work: "It's not like going into a war zone or anything, but you just walked into it and documented what you saw. In some ways both David and my pictures really were documents of what was going on, because we didn't airbrush out anything: Debbie looks as beautiful as she does because she was just so beautiful in those days," says Beckman about the sans-stylist-and-retouch era." [Via]

    RUFUS WAINWRIGHT Book Signing of "One Day in the Life of Rufus Wainwright" Published by Hailand Books and Hosted by BOOKMARC

    Where: BOOKMARC

    Who Was There: Rufus Wainwright, Tim Hailand, Michael Ariano, Tyler Malone

    Other Details:Rufus Wainwright signed copies of his book at Marc Jacobs' BookMarc. [Via]


    The Autoshow Gala Preview [More photos HERE]

    Where: 470 broom street

    Other Details: Special guests got a preview of the upcoming auto show. We've got pics. Take a look at more photos HERE.





    Music Unites, Girl's Inc, The UN Foundation's Girl Up Campaign & Women IN Music Present Power Up

    Where: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

    Other Details: The Power of One program allows students from NYC area schools to meet and hear from the music industry’s top women power players who will share their experiences and insights about overcoming challenges to achieve success. The panel session was moderated by Danyel Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Billboard magazine, and features: Singer/ songwriter/producer duo Jane’t Sewell-Ulepic and Angela Hunte, who co-wrote Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ hit Empire State of Mind as well as having worked with many other artists including Melanie Fiona and B.o.B; philanthropist and Grammy nominated songwriter Denise Rich; and Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships and Commercial Licensing at the Atlantic Records Group, Camille Hackney.

    Olivia Palermo Kristian Laliberte Patricia Field Michelle Trachtenberg Chloe Sevigny Johannes Huebl Tia Walker Scott Lipps Bill Clinton Blake Lively Roy Lichtenstein Sam Talbot Mario Batali Meryl Streep Fran Lebowitz Michael Musto Andy Warhol nina garcia rufus wainwright saks fifth avenue donna karan Mayor Michael Bloomberg Hugh Dancy Melissa Berkelhammer Baz Luhrmann Diane von Furstenberg Jeff Koons takashi murakami Claire Danes Arianna Huffington Tracy Feith Martin Scorsese Barry Diller Rachel Roy Geoffrey Rush David Hyde Pierce Yigal Azrouël Hugh Jackman Richard Chai Santigold Lydia Fenet Allison Aston Patricia Clarkson Alexandra Lebenthal music unites Lake Bell Liv Tyler Thakoon Panichgul Sante d'Orazio Blair Husain Lesley Blume Damien Hirst tina brown isabella rossellini Ace Hotel Catherine Jones DJ Mia Moretti Caitlin Moe Peter Sarsgaard Jamie Hince deborra-lee furness Maggie Gyllenhaal Marcus Wainwright Andrew WK Sam Rockwell Prabal Gurung Alessandro Nivola Christiane Amanpour Aaron Eckhart Poppy De Villeneuve Susanne Bartsch Brooklyn Academy Of Music Keith Haring Brad Goreski Directors Guild Theater todd diciurcio The Frick Collection Charlie Rose Jay Diamond aziz ansari Madeline Albright Olivia Munn David Neville Bookmarc Mika Brzezinski Marcus Samuelsson David Burke Mondrian Soho Natalie Obradovich President Bill Clinton Paul Schrader Sheryl Sandberg Smith Westerns Christy Karr Alexis Clarke Allison Ecung Julia Flynn Clare McKeon Caitlin Davis