Champagne Flows At The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

by guestofaguest · June 6, 2011

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    Hugh Jackman, Nacho Figueras, Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan teamed up with our favorite champagne for the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governors Island, which raised funds for Hope, Help & Rebuild Haiti. Isla Fisher, Kathy and Nikki HiltonErin FeatherstonJulianna Margulies, Catherine Malandrino, Kathy Griffin, Whitney Port and Andre Balazs, who arrived on a vintage bike,  were just a few guests in attendance.

    Exclusive events at New York hot spots took place all last week to prepare for yesterday's event. Guests sipped bubbly and rubbed elbows with socialites and celebs as they cheered on their favorite team during the polo match. Wyclef Jean took the stage to give a live performance of "Hips Don't Lie."

    Hugh Jackman, Donna Karan, Deb Furness, Delfina Blaquier, Nacho Figueras

    Donna Karan showed off a papier-mache bag made from tobacco leaves and other materials, and works from Haitian artists.

    Hugh Jackman, Deborah Lee Furness

    Hugh, who served as Master of Ceremonies, joked with the crowd that he brought his birth certificate in case Donald Trump showed up.

    Kathy Hilton, Nicki Hilton

    Keith Lieberthal, Julianna Margulies, Wyclef Jean

    Marc Jacobs

    Isla Fisher

    Erin Featherston, Whitney Port

    Shenae Grimes

    Adam Liosan, Alexis Parrin, Catherine Malandrino

    Kathy Griffin

    Prince Harry, who has played in the event the past two years, was noticeably absent from the festivities. Kathy Griffin told Gatecrasher: "I would have put a frickin' fruit basket on my head like Carmen Miranda and f***ed him. I mean, I would have put on a festive hat and spooned with him."

    Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group serve a new line of burgers and small plates from his Blue Smoke rib joint, El Verano Taqueria and Public Fare. Gabriel Kreuther, executive chef at The Modern, created a special multicourse Champagne luncheon and gourmet picnic baskets.