As a rule, guests at New York parties do not usually eat hors-d’oeuvres; trays waft back under people’s noses and no one ever touches a bite. But guests at the Vanity Fair party for the TriBeCa Film Festival on Thursday night broke their own rules and couldn’t seem to get enough of Michelin-starred chief Thomas Read More
Hollywood’s finest rabble-rousers gathered with Brooklyn’s haute-hipster crowd at Soho House to watch the premiere of Sun City Picture House, the inspiring documentary of the building of the first movie theater in Haiti since the devastating earthquake of 2010. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of the Shorts: One Read More
After quipping that the 2011 Can-Do Awards Gala was the nicest seder he had ever been to–and drawing attention to the especially “geometrical shape” of the Chelsea Piers banquet hall–guest Jon Stewart got serious.
“Four hundred thousand meals a day are served at the Food Bank,” Stewart said. “It really is a remarkable organization.”
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At the launch of Black Sweater, filmmaker (and Johnson & Johnson heir) Jamie Johnson‘s new men’s wear line at Bergdorf Goodman, not even an epic hailstorm could keep the stampede of socialites away. The name comes from a WASP legend, in which an upper-class grande dame would send black cashmere sweaters to individuals Read More
On Friday night, Snob magazine–the new print organ published by Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov so exclusive it’s only available in Russian–hosted a party at the Crosby Hotel. It was a classy affair, as befits a publication owned by a billionaire industrialist. The entertainment: a screening of the Dziga Vertov’s silent film Man With a Movie Read More
After lavishing Kate Winslet with praise and noting how adorably “edible” his tiniest cast member is, director Todd Haynes got emotional.
“This is a movie… about a mother,” Haynes said while introducing his new miniseries, Mildred Pierce (to debut on HBO March 27) at the Ziegfeld Theatre, “and tonight isn’t quite the same for me Read More
Outside the Frick Collection’s Young Fellows Ball last Thursday, torrential rain added to the hothouse feeling of the evening’s theme, Chinosierie. In the covered garden courtyard, tuxedo-clad waiters ferried flutes of Veuve Cliquot and tumblers of the evening’s signature vodka cocktail, The Ginger Dragon. Fittingly, DJ Anton spun his tunes in the Music Read More
Armory Week’s closing weekend was marked by two very different art parties. One was a bawdy art opening in a nightclub, the other an exclusive brunch in a private house. Ryan McGuinness‘ Friday night opening of Women:The Blacklight Paintings was held in the Le Bain nightclub (the Boom-Boom Room’s raunchier counterpart) at the Read More
Last night, Poets & Writers hosted its annual benefit dinner in honor of Farrar, Straus and Giroux publisher Jonathan Galassi, poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and authors John Grisham and Elizabeth Nunez. The gala was held in Capitale, the Chinatown enclave. In an upper room, removed from the hubbub downstairs, where hundreds milled about in the Read More