All week we’ve been wondering just where and how the city’s influentials will be watching the election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
At the Avon Foundation gala on Tuesday, Oct. 28, Grey’s Anatomy‘s Patrick Dempsey told us that he will probably be shooting on Tuesday, but will take a break to vote. And at the FIAF Trophee des Arts Gala on Wednesday, Oct. 29, former Metropolitan Museum of Art director, Philippe de Montebello said that there was, frankly, no point in watching.
"These days it’s pointless to watch the election. Results are given one minute after the polls!" he said. "The drama of the all night stuff would be most unusual and rare now, wouldn’t it?"
Actress and socialite Cornelia Guest seemed to agree when we ran into her last night at the high-end sunglasses boutique Ilori in Soho, where she was celebrating with designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka the launch of a pair of sunglasses the duo designed for the store. (Of course, Ms. Guest was dressed in Badgley Mischka from head to toe.)
"I am just going to go out to dinner and treat it like any other day," said Ms. Guest. "Nowadays, anywhere you go, you can have access to information on your phone or on your BlackBerry. There is so much friction and energy about this election people are going to be telling you what’s going on wherever you are. Eight years ago you used to have to sit, but now you can be anywhere you want!"