Last Night's Parties: Barbara Walters Wears Red, Jennifer Aniston Dons Black & Fashionistas Hit The Town

by Mara Siegler · February 9, 2011

    It wasn't "official" but Fashion Week basically started last night.  Jonathan Adler let people into his home, Brian Atwood showed off his heels,  Alexa Chung wore a cute Carven tuxedo shirt to a Barney's dinner, Glamour hung out at Fedora, and so much more. Let's take a look at last night!




    Refinery29 Party

    Where: The Jimmy @ The James Hotel

    Who Was There: Fashion Types

    Other Details: GofG hit up this stylish  party last night and had a great time. The views of the city from The Jimmy are spectacular and look all the better when you have a drink in hand and are standing next to someone good looking. Fashion trend of the night: hats.  [Image Via: Nick Wolf]

    [Photo: GofG's Mara Siegler, Rachelle Hruska and Molly Harrington with Refinery29's Kristian Laliberte. Photo by Nick Wolf.]

    AmEx BY INVITATION ONLY Cocktail Reception with JONATHAN ADLER

    Where: Jonathan Adler's Private Residence

    Who Was There: Simon Doonan, Jonathan Adler, Sonali Chakravorti, Adriana Levy, Trish Rocco, Chris Cusano

    Other Details:AmEx special card members got a treat last night in honor of Fashion Week with a swanky cocktail reception at Jonathan Adler's own house. Wonder if he only decorates with his brand? 

    BARNEYS NEW YORK Dinner & Celebration in Honor of CARVEN'S GUILLAUME HENRY Hosted by ALEXA CHUNG

    Where: Barney's, La Petite Maison

    Who Was There: Karla Martinez, Mark Lee, Alexa Chung, Andrew Bevan, Nicole Phelps, Guillaume Henry, Amanda Brooks,  Sylvana Ward Durrett, Nicole Phelps, Derek Blasberg, Jen Brill, Lauren Santo Domingo

    Other Details: Alexa Chung hosted last preview of Carven designer Guillaume Henry's Spring 2011 Collection at Barney's. Alexa was of course, decked out in the designers clothes and looked just as stylish and adorable as ever. [Via]



    Where: 583 Park Avenue

    Who Was There: Susan Rockefeller, David Rockefeller,  Adrienne Germain, Brian Brink, Dr. Paul Farmer, Ann Unterberg

    Other Details: Last night honored Partners in Health's Dr. Paul Farmer. Much of the talk centered on gender equality, an important road out of poverty. New York Social Diary reports: "Dr. Farmer told us about a Haitian girl whom he has known since birth who was born with HIV – her mother died of AIDS – and who is now 20 years old. He ran into her recently on one of his trips to Haiti. The young woman has grown up educated about gender equity and equality. He asked her what she wanted to do with her life. She told him she wanted to start a business, to be independent, to determine her own future outside the binds a male dominated social structure."

    LYNDA BENGLIS Retrospective Opening Reception & Dinner

    Where: New Museum on the Bowery

    Who Was There: Cecilia Alemani, Massimiliano Gioni, Lynda Benglis, Shelley Fox Aarons, Lisa Phillips, John Waters

    Other Details: Lynda Benglis rose to prominence during the 1960s and ’70s. Her most frequent medium is sculpture but she has produced a radical body of work in video, photography, and media interventions that explore notions of power, gender relations, and role-playing.

    BERGDORF GOODMAN Hosts the Launch Party for MOSTE by Billy Cotton and Michael Bargo

    Where: Bergdorf Goodman

    Who Was There: Ana Goncalzes, Olivia Lancaric, Ashley Ide, J. Ott, Adam Otlewski, Peter Steiner, Alexandra Pappas, Ryan Lawson, Billy Cotton, Michael Bargo

    Other Details: Moste, a line of lacquered furniture and decorative accessories designed by Billy Cotton and Michael Bargo launched last night at the upscale department store.

    The Wooster Group, A Version of Version of Vieux Carr Benefit by Tennessee Williams, After Party

    Where: Baryshnikov Arts Center

    Who Was There: Elizabeth LeCompte, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jessica Lange, Ari Fliakos, Scott Shepherd

    Other Details: In The Wooster Group's version of Vieux Carré, the Group experiments with new modes of expression for Williams' lyric voice. Gothamist spoke with the group's Kate Valk who said the inspiration is a  "kind of a '70s cinema verité romanticism and naturalism. Even though the play is set in 1938, it's a memory play and it's one of the last plays he wrote; he wrote it in the late '70s. So it's got that in it too"[Via]

    GLAMOUR celebrates March Cover Star Diane Kruger

    Where: Fedora

    Who Was There: Cindi Leive, Diane Kruger, Anne Christensen, Hilary Rhoda, Jason Wu, Chris Benz, Peter Som, Tavi Gevinson

    Other Details: Diane Kruger celebrated her March cover of Glamour with several stylish fashionistas at Fedora. The newly reopened joint may become a new hotspot. They've already gotten a NY Times write up and now this! When 13 year-old fashion genius Tavi goes to your bar, you're pretty much set! [Via]

    KATE BETTS' "Everyday Icon Michelle Obama and the Power of Style" Book Launch Party Hosted by M*A*C*'s JOHN DEMSEY and Johnson Publishing CEO DESIREE ROGERS

    Where: Milk Studio

    Who Was There: Desiree Rogers, John Demsey, Kate Betts, Calvin Klein, Rachel Roy, Adam Becker, DJ Andrew Andrew

    Other Details: Former White House Social Secretary and Washington's Best-Dressed Woman, Desiree Rogers, stepped out in her new role as Johnson Publishing's CEO for Kate Betts new book Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style. Milk was decorated with images of the First Lady taken from the book which states, "Michelle Obama is helping liberate a generation of women from the false idea that style and substance are mutually exclusive." [Via]

    MSKCC Associates Council Luncheon [More photos HERE]

    Where: Rouge Tomate

    Other Details: You can see more photos HERE and get more details on the event HERE.


    Woman's Day 8th Annual RED DRESS AWARDS

    Where: Lincoln Center

    Who Was There: Natasha Bedingfield, Garcelle Beauvais, Joan Lunden, Mario Lopez, Oscar de la Renta, Barbara Walters, Cee-Lo Green, Juliana Rancic, Hoda Kotb

    Other Details: Woman's Day held its annual Red Dress Awards honoring individuals who have increased awareness and contributed to the fight against heart disease and benefiting the American Heart Association and Events of the Heart. Plenty of A-Listers were in the house showing off their fabulous red garbs. [Via]

    Lucky FABB [More photos HERE]

    Where: Alexander Center

    Who Was There: GofG's Rachelle Hruska, lots of editors, beauty writers

    Other Details:Tory Burch, J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons and bloggers like Susie Bubble and OscarPRGirl were all headliners. The real show stealer? The self-proclaimed 4th Kardashian sister “Kranky”, AKA legendary comedienne, Joan Rivers. She  burst in the room at lunchtime, Chardonnay in hand, proclaiming “All I give a shit about is that you tweet to watch me and Melissa on WE TV tonight at 9pm". Hilarity ensued followed was a frank, and funny, discussion about chutzpah, life and laughter. Take a look at more photos HERE.

    Sasha Lazard's Show at the Standard [More photos HERE]

    Where: Boom Boom Room

    Who Was There: Cameron Diaz, Andre Balazs, Sasha Lazard, Chelsea Handler

    Other Details: Chelsea Handler was at her rumored boyfriends place last night, but sadly,  no one spotted them smootching. Andre was in and then quickly out of the event while Chelsea stayed the whole time. To take a look at more photos click HERE.

    UPDATE: Whoops, we got confused. Chelsea Handler was not there last night. It was just a woman who looked like Chelsea Handler.

    Judith Leiber 100 for 100 event [More photos HERE]

    Where: Christie's

    Other Details: You can view images of the event HERE and get more details HERE.




    Brian Atwood Launch

    here: The Lion

    Who Was There: Drew Hunter, Byrdie Bell, Hilary Rhoda, Brian Atwood, Brian Mazza, Tinsley Mortimer, Jessica Roffey, Rose McGowen, Harry Josh, Rose Byrne, Rachel Roy, Brain Atwood

    Other Details: All the well heeled fashionistas head to The Lion last night. As we mentioned in Monday's Fashion Files, six months after signing a licensing deal with The Jones Group Inc Brian Atwood launched his diffusion footwear collection, B Brian Atwood. The shoes are hot and priced lower than his normal gear. Rose McGowan was in the house and told NY Mag: ""The last time I danced on a table I was in Colombia in a drug den with a bunch of crazy arms dealers and drug dealers." Mkay. Apparently she did not know about the drugs until a series of shenanigans later. [Via]

    COLUMBIA PICTURES Presents a Special Screening of JUST GO WITH IT

    Where: The Ziegfeld Theatre

    Who Was There: Brooklyn Decker, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Alexa Palidino, Andy Samberg, Nicoel Kidman, Keith Urban, Molly Sims

    Other Details: Nicole Kidman was all smiles on the carpet with hubbie Keith Urban.  Jennifer Aniston looked amazing as usual, despite the fact that most people seem to want her lonely and depressed. "That I'm unhappy," the actress tells PEOPLE is the biggest misconception about her. "I'm really happy. Really!" I believe it. Do you? [Via]


    Velour Anniversary Party [More Photos HERE]

    Where: Velour

    Other Details: Happy birthday Velour! To take a look at more photos, go HERE.



    LACOSTE Dinner to Celebrate New Creative Director Felipe Oliveira Baptista

    Where: Lacoste

    Who Was There: Julia Stiles, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Amanda Ross, Kim Hastreiter, Leigh Lezark, Geordon Nicol, Kate McCarthy, Meredith Melling Burke

    Other Details: Sounds like it was a fun time! "that is bananas," @ said "@ dinner w/new creative dir Felipe Oliveira Baptista in the porcelain polo!" " Nick Pastula said "Fashion Week has started at Lacoste dinner w first celeb sighting julie styles sporting bangs." [Via]




    Where: 220 Atelier

    Other Details:You may recognize Malik from the reality show High Society. He debuted his handbag last night in over-the-top fabulous fashion. Malik was dressed in a custom tux jacket designed by MARCO HALL.  He is currently in talks with Lord and Taylor!Tinsley, who was spotted at the Dannijo event did not stop by. Why not? For more photos click HERE.

    Tinsley Mortimer Tory Burch Oscar De La Renta Byrdie Bell Lauren Santo Domingo Mario Lopez Jonathan Adler Timo Weiland Hilary Rhoda Diane Kruger Natasha Bedingfield Simon Doonan Anisha Lakhani lacoste Derek Blasberg Christies Calvin Klein Lisa Phillips Meredith Melling Burke Michelle Obama Cindi Leive Jodie Snyder lincoln center Leigh Lezark Cameron Diaz Jason Wu Jennifer Aniston Julia Stiles Rachel Roy Andre Balazs John Waters Rose Byrne Desiree Rogers Andrew Bevan Peter Som Andy Samberg Brian Atwood Amanda Ross Bergdorf Goodman Jen Brill Hoda Kotb Jessica Lange Mikhail Baryshnikov Molly Sims amanda brooks chris benz Alexa Chung Harry Josh John Demsey Barney's Nicole Phelps Danielle Snyder Barbara Walters Joan Rivers Boom Boom Room Brooklyn Decker Rouge Tomate Samantha Swetra Geordon Nicol Chelsea Handler The Lion Keith Urban Tavi Gevinson Adam Sandler Baryshnikov Arts Center after party Garcelle Beauvais Brian Mazza Sasha Lazard Mark Lee Lynda Benglis Velour Karla Martinez Cee Lo Green Anne Christensen AmEx BY INVITATION ONLY Cocktail Reception with JONATHAN ADLER Jonathan Adler's Private Residence Sonali Chakravorti Adriana Levy Trish Rocco Chris Cusano BARNEYS NEW YORK Dinner & Celebration in Honor of CARVEN'S GUILLAUME HENRY Hosted by ALEXA CHUNG La Petite Maison Guillaume Henry Sylvana Ward Durrett INTERNATIONAL WOMEN's HEALTH COALITION Gala honoring Dr. PAUL FARMER Susan Rockefeller David Rockefeller Adrienne Germain Brian Brink Dr. Paul Farmer Ann Unterberg 583 Park Avenue LYNDA BENGLIS Retrospective Opening Reception & Dinner New Museum on the Bowery Cecilia Alemani Massimiliano Gioni Shelley Fox Aarons BERGDORF GOODMAN Hosts the Launch Party for MOSTE by Billy Cotton and Michael Bargo