On Friday, New York’s high-society fled the sticky city heat and ventured out to Water Mill for a cocktail party hosted by Anne Hearst McInerney and Jay McInerney. The fete was in celebration of the upcoming 2011 Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth gala. Guests included Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Lilliana Cavendish, John and Margo Catsimatidis, Rufus Wainwright, Sharon Bush, Dominque Devay and Andreas Weigel.
This year the Rita Hayworth Gala will be held Tuesday, October 25 at the Waldorf Astoria. Since its creation the annual gala has raised over $31 million dollars for Alzheimer’s care and research. Somers Farkas will receive the Rita Hayworth Award this year for her outstanding contributions to the cause.