Loro Piana at the Whitney, Kiki de Montparnasse at the Box + More Chic Events You May Have Missed

by The Daily Front Row

Check out pics and recaps from all this month’s the chicest fashion fêtes below! And make sure to email us at events@chicreport.com for editorial coverage consideration.

Wednesday, October 30

Uma Thurman, Eddie Redmayne, and More Head to The Whitney for a Film Screening
Last night, Loro Piana debuted Cashmere — The Origin of a Secret, the first film in a trilogy directed by Luc Jacquet, ecologist and Academy Award winning director of March of the Penguins. Held at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, Loro Piana, Jacquet, and Loro Piana CEO Fabio d’Angelantonio welcomed New York celebrities — Uma Thurman, Sharon Stone, Eddie Redmayne, Liev Schreiber, and more — with a cocktail reception followed by an intimate screening of the film, which beautifully explores the origin of the most iconic raw fibers for Loro Piana.

Cashmere — The Origin of a Secret will be on view to the public starting November 14 through November 16 at the 14th Street Passage on the Highline in NY.

Caroline Vreeland Shows Off Her Kiki de Montparnasse Collab at The Box
Kiki de Montparnasse collaborated with singer, actress, and model Caroline Vreeland, to create a limited-edition capsule collection of undergarments sold exclusively on Farfetch. To celebrate, Farfetch and Kiki De Montparnasse hosted an intimate cocktail event at The Box in New York featuring a special live performance from Vreeland. Guests — including Ellen von Unwerth, Aurora James, Maxwell Osborne, Amanda Googe, and LaQuan Smith, among others — had the option of getting tattoos from Evan Kim of Evan Tattoo.

Tuesday, October 29

Prabal Gurung Fêtes a Decade in Fashion With His Friends in LA
Prabal Gurung and Olivia Munn hosted an intimate dinner with VIP friends celebrating the designer’s 10th anniversary and the release of his first coffee table book. The dinner took place on the terrace at the Sunset Tower hotel in West Hollywood where guests — including Jamie King, Joan Smalls, Kim Petras, Laverne Cox, Tao Okamoto, and Tommy Dorfman — were treated to sweeping views of L.A. Over the course of the evening guests guests enjoyed food CBD Phaedra Olive Oil provided by Kitchen Toke, while with handcrafted Glenlivet cocktails, Winc wine,  as well as Sweet Reason CBD infused sparkling water.

Nanushka Arrives In New York
Last night, Sandra Sandor and Peter Baldaszti celebrated the opening of their new standalone New YorK Flagship store at 140 Wooster Street. The space, designed by Parisian based Festen Architecture, reflects the brand’s modern approach to design by mixing traditional and new elements, which highlights Nanushka’s modern bohemian spirit. To mark the launch Sandor and Nicolas Gerlier hosted a panel discussion about sustainable approaches to fashion and beauty with other leading voices from the industry. Additionally, the event marked the launch of the Nanushka Magazine. Notable attendees included Barbara Palvin, Sofia Sanchez de Betak, Dylan Sprouse, and Isaac Hindin-Miller, among others.

Monday, October 28

Angel Ball Raises Over $3 Million at Cipriani Wall Street
Last night, Heidi Klum, Devon Windsor, Coco Rocha, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Tommy Hilfiger, Flaviana Matata, and more donned their best frocks for a good cause: the Angel Ball. The annual event, which supports Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, raised over $3 million to support scientists researching less toxic treatments for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other related blood cancers. Hosted by Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter, the event featured performances by Patti LaBelle, Boy George, and Flo Rida. Emceed by Keke Palmer, the evening honored Amy and Brian France, Co-Owner, NASCAR and founders of the Luke & Meadow Foundation along with Marc J. Leder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

Patti LaBelle (Getty Images)

Jordan Roth and Rosario Dawson Help Break Fundraising Records at Children’s Rights’ Annual Gala
Children’s Rights, the preeminent voice for children harmed by the nation’s immigration, healthcare, and child welfare systems, hosted its 14th  annual Benefit & Inspiration Awards Gala at the Mandarin Oriental on Monday, raising over $1.6 million, a record. Jordan Roth served as the night’s emcee, helping to present awards to Vincent Mai, F. William McNabb, and Lexie Pèrez-Grüber for their work in service of children.

Jordan Roth and Rosario Dawson (Patrick McMullan)

Pèrez-Gruber, who entered the foster system as a teenager, spoke about her own harrowing experience in foster care and her work advocating for the passage of the Family First Act in Washington, a comprehensive federal child welfare reform law.

“Today the need has never been more urgent,” said Sandy Santana, Executive Director of Children’s Rights. “Government policies are putting children at risk in our nation’s immigration, healthcare, and child welfare systems, while the opioid epidemic is driving more children into an already overburdened  foster care system. In response, we have strengthened our work to protect the rights of children, and we are excited to honor remarkable people who have made significant contributions to improving their lives.”

Rosario Dawson and The Children’s Rights Team (Patrick McMullan)

Rosario Dawson spoke about her personal experience adopting her daughter, Lola, from foster care at the age of 11. “I always knew I wanted to be a mother,” she said. “When I was five years old, I told my mom I wasn’t sure if I would have kids, but I would adopt and I would adopt older.”

The night also included a very special appearance by Karli, a six-and-a-half year old muppet from Sesame Street. Karli is in foster care and is the face of Sesame Workshop’s new foster care initiative. “Too many children, through no fault of their own, do not have a stable home with adults who care, adequate healthcare, or access to education,” said Mai, a longtime chairman of the board at the Sesame Workshop. “Children’s Rights exists to change that. In a world where it feels like all we’re doing is putting Band-Aids on problems, Children’s Rights is bringing about tangible, structural change on an enormous scale and in the process transforming the lives of children.”

FFFEST Closes With a Dinner and Screening Honoring the Achievements of Women In Cinema
Last night, ILYSM presented a closing dinner and screening for FFFEST, a female-founded screening and talk series celebrating the achievements of women in cinema. The dinner was hosted at PUBLIC Kitchen by Dianna Agron, Tracy Antonopoulos, ILYSM Founder Alice Wang, and FFFEST Founder, Clémence Polès. Immediately following, ILYSM curated work from Antonopoulos, Hala Matar, Philiane Phang, and Adinah Dancyger was screened at PUBLIC Arts at PUBLIC.

Felicia Horowitz and Steve Stoute Host a Launch Party for Ben Horowitz’s What You Do Is Who You Are
Ben Horowitz, cofounder and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and New York Times bestselling author celebrated the launch of his new book on workplace culture, What You Do is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Dapper Dan, Kerby Jean-Raymond, and Stacey Bendet were all in attendance were at the launch party, which was hosted by Felicia Horowitz and Steve Stoute.

Saturday, October 26

Caroline Vazzana Hosts a Wizard of Oz-themed Party at The Seville
Caroline Vazzana transformed The Seville into Oz for her Halloween party on Saturday night. Guests were told that Wizard of Oz-inspired looks were a must, and they dutifully stuck to the theme. Everyone — including Jon Boy, Denise Bidot, Kelly Augustine, Cailia Quinn, Ali Weiss, and Jorden Keith, among others — put a lot of effort into their costumes. Check them all out!

The Fashion World Celebrates Halloween at Top of The Standard
Last night, Top of The Standard celebrated Halloween with a spooky western showdown. The iconic nightlife venue was transformed into a cowboy’s retreat, complete with stacked skulls and tumble weeds hanging from the branches of the golden bar. Designer Brian Atwood marched into Boom Boom in a glowing winged fit, while the pageant contestants of the cult film Drop Dead Gorgeous paraded through the saloon doors as “proud Americans” (a reference to the movie). Guests danced the night away to sets by DJ Quiana Sparks and Stretch Armstrong.

All eyes turned to the stage at midnight, when Mya strutted in with a crew of dancers to perform a set of her most iconic tunes – including “Case of the Ex,” “Ghetto Superstar,” and “Lady Marmalade.” The early-00s throwback invigorated the crowd and kicked the party into high gear, while Mya settled back in a booth for the rest of the evening beside designers Kerby Jean-Raymond, Emily Bode, and Aurora James.

Selby Drummond and DJ Mazurbate Take Over Fleur Room
The Halloween festivities continued at Fleur Room, where Selby Drummond and DJ Mazurbate hosted a ‘Posts From The Grave’ soiree. Notable attendees included Dianna Agron, Constance Jablonski, Aurora James, and Elaine Welteroth, among others.

Alessia Antinori Feted With a Dinner In West Hollywood
Katie Couric, Chris Meloni, Maye Musk, and more gathered at Urban Zen for a dinner for Alessia Antinori. The intimate Italian feast — only 50 guests were invited — took place in the garden.

Friday, October 25

The Annual Casamigos Party Was Wildly Star-Studded
Casamigos threw its annual Halloween party at the home of its co-founder Mike Meldman, where the soiree originated. The house was decked out in a psychedelic theme, with a number of custom neon features and graffiti backdrops displayed throughout the space. Guests — including Gerard Butler, Laverne Cox, Amber Valletta, and Dave Grohl — enjoyed signature Casamigos cocktails, a variety of late-night bites, and music by The Misshapes.

Co-founder Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford were on theme in ’60s apparel, with Gerber wearing a photo of Cindy on his t-shirt. Justin Timberlake arrived as a microphone, while his wife, Jessica Biel, dressed dressed as him during his N’Sync days. Nina Dobrev came as Billie Eilish, Molly Sims as I Dream of Genie, and Lisa Rinna channeled Jennifer Lopez.

Tali Lennox Hosts a Private Dinner In Honor of The Ballad of Linda Leven
On Friday night, an intimate group of New York’s leaders in art and culture — including Helena Christensen, Chloe Wise, and Michael Avedon, among others — gathered at NeueHouse Madison Square to celebrate the final night of Tali Lennox’s The Ballad of Lina Leven, on view at Meredith Rosen Gallery. The evening evoked the sublime and perverse world of Tali’s work, where figures adorned in costumes, masks, and makeup stand within a sequence of real or imaginary images. Guests were welcomed into a dreamlike scene with absinthe, theremin performance by Dorit Chrysler, Pointy Snout caviar, and more delights of faded glory inspired by 1920s Berlin.

A Gala for a Good Cuase
The Ali Forney Center’s annual benefit A Place at the Table was held on Friday at Cipriani Wall Street. The evening was hosted by Billy Porter and honored stylist, Sam Ratelle; architect and equality advocate Kavitha Mathew, and Queerocracy founder, Jason Walker. AFC is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to homeless LGBTQ youth. Notables included Kaia Gerber, Marc Jacobs, Charl Defrancesco, Tommy Dorfman, and Lindsay Lohan. The gala raised more than $1 million.

MCM and Bape Celebrate Their Capsule Collection With a Star-Studded Event In L.A.
MCM, celebrated the release of its latest collaboration with streetwear brand BAPE with a star studded event at No Name in West Hollywood. Guests enjoyed music by celebrity DJ Brittany Sky and a special surprise performance by Leikeli47. Notable attendees included Trey Songz, Quincy Brown, Cristian Combs, Shaun Ross, and Skai Jackson, among others.

Leikeli47 (Getty Images)

Thursday, October 24

FCUK Launches Direct-to-Consumer Shopping In Brooklyn
As of October 25, FCUK will exist as a separate brand from French Connection. To celebrate this exciting new move, the brand — which will now be direct-to-consumer — threw a huge bash at Elsewhere in Brooklyn Thursday night. Guests enjoyed a live performance by the Bloom Twins, and got a first chance to shop new merch.

Lili Reinhart and Keke Palmer Fête the American Express Green Card In Brooklyn
On Thursday night, Lili Reinhart hosted a bash to celebrate the refresh of the iconic Amex Green Card. The interactive launch experience brought to life the benefits of the new card by inviting guests to “tap” their way through everyday experiences, all inspired by the core benefits of the card. Guests like Keke Palmer enjoyed music by Alix Brown, Allie Teilz, and Odalys of Les Filles, as well as food by Llama Inn, Klien’s, and Pomp and Circumstance.

Celebrities Celebrate the 2019 Creative Time Gala
Last night, Creative Time celebrated its annual gala bringing together guests from the worlds of art, fashion, and philanthropy. The evening honored artist Jenny Holzer, who recently presented VIGIL, a new series of light projections that addressed gun violence in America at Rockefeller Center with Creative Time.

“We make it our mission to elevate artists’ voices and present public art projects that ignite conversation. Jenny’s work does just that, and we are thrilled to have her as this year’s honoree,” said Justine Ludwig, executive director of Creative Time.

Holzer herself was in attendance, as were a number of A-listers including Waris Ahluwalia, Sofia Coppola, Mark Ronson, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Rachel Weisz. Guests enjoyed cocktails by Absolut Elyx and a three-course meal by Yann Nury. During dinner, artist Shaun Leonardo received the first Athena Art Finance Social Impact Award, which  celebrates individuals who seek to make the world a better place through their work. After dinner, guests joined the jam-packed Creative Time Party, a late-night disco where guests danced to music by DJ duo Chances With Wolves and enjoyed sandwiches by Parm.

Top of The Standard Hosts The New Black Vanguard After Party
Tyler Mitchell, Kerby Jean-Raymond, DeRay McKesson, and more celebrated the release of The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion book with an after party at Top of The Standard. Host Antwaun Sargent — along with contributors to the book and friends of The Standard — danced the night away in an atmosphere celebrating the up and coming talent of New York’s art scene. The New Black Vanguard is available for purchase at The Shop at The Standard, High Line.

Richard James Fêtes His New Boutique With Cocktails
On Thursday, media, friends and family welcomed in iconic suit maker Richard James of Richard James Savile Row to his first US store location on 57th and Park Ave. The store, which opened earlier this year, offers men both made-to-measure and fully bespoke suiting, along with Swarovski studded evening wear, jazzy shirts, hand woven ties, silk pocket squares, and four new colognes which were released just last week. Sean Dixon, co-founder and current managing director, also joined for the occasion. The event was hosted by Scott Currie and Andy Churchill of Anchor Communications. Guests enjoyed Balvenie Scotch, The Botanist Gin, and custom Marie Bell chocolates.

“I really can’t believe that we’ve been able to sneak into, and attract, the US market,” said James. “These men here, all so well dressed, such a strong representation of the brand that I’ve spent over 25 years tailoring, really help to secure our place in the constantly shifting gentlemen’s marketplace. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be here tonight.”

Wednesday, October 23

Lafayette 148 Fêtes its New Boutique & Photography Exhibit With Cocktails
Contemporary women’s brand Lafayette 148 has a devastatingly chic new location at 956 Madison Avenue. Adding to the allure of the space, the boutique is home to a new photography exhibit by Patrick McMullan, titled Glamour, Grit & Grace: Portraits of Iconic New York Women. McMullan himself was in attendance, as were Kelly Rutherford, Hannah Bronfman, Sophie Elgort, and Fern Mallis, among others.

The show, which will be on view through January 1, 2020, features a curation of black and white photographs showcasing trailblazing New York women captured by McMullan over his more than 30-year career, all selected from his vast archives. It’s a who’s who of glamorous New Yorkers, including the likes of Glenn Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debbie Harry, Iman, Grace Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Fran Lebowitz, Liza Minnelli, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie Perez, Christy Turlington, and Michelle Williams, among others, stretching from the 1980s to today.

“I’ve made it my work documenting the city, it’s people and it’s celebrations,” says McMullan. “It’s a genuine thrill going back through the archives, seeing my work of these images of exciting, powerful and glamorous women in NYC. Most good photographs are a matter of trust and engagement that we had with each other. It’s always great to look back at the people and places that I have been and see the women that I have met and known.”

But Lafayette 148 isn’t just putting up these images as decoration — it’s actually a charitable venture. All of the photographs are being auctioned off to benefit Bring Change to Mind, a non-profit devoted to ending the stigma around mental illness, founded by Glenn Close. From December 3rd to the 17th, Charitybuzz will auction the exhibition’s portraits, with 100% of proceeds benefitting Bring Change to Mind.

“This evening brings together so much of what we stand for — we’re a New York brand, of course, but we’re also led by women for women,” says Liz Fraser, president of Lafayette 148. “These women capture the New York spirit we celebrate — resilience, strength, confidence and beauty. And who could be more New York than Patrick McMullan? He’s been synonymous with this city for more than three decades. So, it’s a wonderful way to celebrate our new Madison store and this exciting next chapter in our New York journey.”

Tuesday, October 22

Nina Sarin Arias Celebrates Her Spring 2020 Collection Over Dinner In Greenwich Village
NY-based designer Nina Sarin Arias celebrated her Spring/Summer 2020 collection with an intimate dinner at MIMI. Guests — including Caroline Ventura, Casey Fremont, and Lisa Dengler, among others — arrived dressed in looks from the ARIAS SS20 collection, and enjoyed cocktails before a seated dinner.

Nordstrom’s Star-Studded Opening
Nordstrom celebrated their official arrival to Manhattan with an exclusive VIP opening event Tuesday evening. Martinis and champagne flowed freely as guests walked the expansive 320,000 square-foot seven-story space and enjoyed a variety of delicious bites served from a selection of food and beverage concepts throughout the store. Attendees were among the first to shop the curated merchandise and also enjoyed special in-store activations and experiences, including New York photo wall moments, bag customization stations with graffiti and embroidery artists, a composite origami sculpture, custom floral arrangement carts, Nordstrom Beauty Haven services, and kid-friendly conveyor belt giveaways.

DJ’s and performers were featured throughout each of the floors including: QuestLove, Stretch and Bobbito, DJ Mad Marj, Karen Elson, DJ Wolf, DJ Claire Marie, Kitty Cash and DJ Lady Bunny. The evening culminated with a special performance by The Roots.

The invitation-only event drew hundreds of VIPs and tastemakers including actors Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Naomie Harris, Katie Holmes, Zosia Mamet, Brooke Shields, Molly Gordon, Kaitlyn Dever, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kelly Rutherford, Peter Skarsgård, Michael Zegen, Eric Rutherford, and Liev Schreiber; models, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, and Winnie Harlow; artist and poet Cleo Wade; designers Steve Madden, Tory Burch, and Tommy Hilfiger; stylists Patricia Field, Kate Young, Leslie Fremar, and Elizabeth Sulcer; and athlete Maria Sharapova.

The Nordstrom NYC flagship officially opens on Thursday, October 24.

Disney+ and The Cinema Society hosted a screening of Lady and the Tramp
Get ready for cuteness! Not only did the human stars of Disney+’s live-action Lady and the Tramp film attend its premiere last night, it’s dog stars did as well. Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux were joined by their canine counterparts at the iPic theater. Afterwards, everyone — including stars Adrian Martinez, and Yvette Nicole Brown, director Charlie Bean, and Theroux’s actual doggo — headed to The Tuck Room to enjoy plates of spaghetti at red-checkered tables. Talk about a movie moment!

Bergdorf Goodman Celebrates Season Three of Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Bergdorf Goodman hosted a party in their 7th floor restaurant in celebration of their partnership with with Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The partnership includes an immersive pop-up experience, three dedicated Fifth Avenue windows, and a charity auction featuring a one-of-a-kind coat created by the show’s Emmy Award-winning costume designer, Donna Zakowska. Zakowska was joined at the party by the show’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, and a handful of the show’s stars, including Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, and Michael Zegen.

“Fashion and New York are two very iconic parts of who we are as well as the show and so it just felt like such a natural partnership,” said Bergdorf Goodman president, Darcy Penick.

Jen Salke, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Donna Zakowska, Darcy Penick (BFA)

The three windows were created by Bergdorf Goodman’s longtime window dresser, David Hoey, in collaboration with the Prime Video and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creative teams, and depict Midge Maisel on her journey across the country as she tours with Shy Baldwin.

Proceeds form the auction of the one-of-a-kind coat will be donated to the Council of Fashion Designer of America Foundation’s Fashion Manufacturing Initiative, which supports NYC fashion manufacturers, including those located in the
Garment District.

Supermodels Turn Out for the Launch of Noble Panacea Skincare
Noble Panacea celebrated its global debut at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The evening touched on the brands #ArtofChemistry messaging with speeches from the founder, Sir Fraser Stoddart; master of ceremony, Lydia Fenet; NYC-based dermatologist, Dr. Anne Chapas; and GirlUp’s co-Executive Director and brand partner, Anna Blue.

Maria Borges, Cindy Bruna, Georgia Fowler, Halima Aden, Elsa Hosk, Helena Christensen, Flaviana Matata, Afiya Bennett, Caroline Vreeland (BFA)

Stoddart is currently the Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University and developed Noble Panacea based his Nobel Prize-winning research — he won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2016 — creating a first-to-market, patented, extended time-release skincare range, which launches today on Noblepanacea.com.

Notable guests included Maria Borges, Cindy Bruna, Georgia Fowler, Halima Aden, Elsa Hosk, Helena Christensen, Flaviana Matata, Afiya Bennett, and Caroline Vreeland, just to name a few.

The Stars Come Out for the Premiere of Farming
Momentum Pictures and The Cinema Society hosted a special screening of Farming last night. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje not only wrote, directed, and executive produced the film (which happens to be based on his life story), he also stars in it.  Kate Beckinsale and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who appear in the movie, were on-hand to support it. Frank Grillo, Sophie Sumner, and Timo Weiland were also among those in attendance.

Monday, October 21

God’s Love We Deliver 13th Annual Golden Heart Awards Honor Iman, Pete Buttigeig, and John Demsey
God’s Love We Deliver hosted their annual Golden Heart Awards at Cipriani South Street. The evening kicked off with a twist on the traditional cocktail hour: guests were treated to an Italian market experience, with everything from live mozzarella-making to a prosciutto-slicing station, all curated by Eataly. Attendees were then seated for dinner and the annual awards presentation, featuring a welcome from Tiffany Haddish as well as remarks by Michael Kors, Winnie Harlow and the evening’s honorees.

Iman received the Michael Kors award for outstanding community service, Mayor Pete received the award for leadership and public service, and John Demsey of MAC VIVA GLAM Fund received the award for outstanding volunteerism and community leadership.

Notable guests included Lupita Nyong’o, Anna Wintour, Audra McDonald, Marisa Tomei, Sara Sampaio, Imaan Hamman, Halima, Ugbad Abdi, Karen Elson, Jessica Joffe, Cleo Wade, Huma Abedin, Tina Leung, Derek Blasberg, Selby Drummond, Ariana Rockefeller, Lauren Remington Platt and Jessica Kahawaty.

The Cinema Society Hosts a Special Screening of “Black on Blue”
Stars Naomi Harris and Tyrese Gibson were among the guests at Monday night’s special screening of Screen Gems’ “Black and Blue” at the Regal E Walk in Times Square. The film is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop (Academy Award nominee Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young street hustler at the hands of corrupt cops on her body cam.  Following the screening, there was an afterparty at The Skylark, where Harris and Gibson were joined by Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Nafessa Williams, director Deon Taylor, Reverend Al Sharpton, Naturi Naughton (“Power”), Terrence J, and Damaris Lewis.

Celebs Have Fun at a Tie-Dying Edition of the Bungalow Series
Jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche and celebrity hair stylist/Striiike co-founder Ashley Streicher co-hosted a tie-dye party last night at Jacquie’s Bungalow in Beverly Hills. Guests — including Behati Prinsloo and Alessandra Ambrosio — tie-dyed, mingled, and enjoyed good vibes in the garden. The intimate gathering was part of Aiche’s “Bungalow Series,” an ongoing program geared towards holistic living, self care and community-building which launched this month.


Saturday, October 19

Bon Appétit Celebrates the 10 Best New Restaurants in America
Bon Appetit headed to Industry City in Brooklyn over the weekend for a party celebrating the Hot 10 best new restaurants in America. For one night only, the best chefs in the country from LA and NYC to Detroit and Nashville came together to showcase their award-winning restaurants, each of which prepared one or more signature dishes to share with guests. Standouts included the pork sandwich from Konbi in Los Angeles, cold noodles from Khao Noodle Shop in Dallas, vegan lemon and pistachio cake with poached quince from Ochre Bakery in Detroit, and a divine little pork patty (again, from Khao Noodle Shop in Dallas), the line for which seemed to snake on for miles. There was also a very popular BBQ brisket taco courtesy of Matt’s BBQ Tacos in Portland, but, personally, I just can’t get behind a flour tortilla taco.

The event was open to the public and included open bars for wine and cocktails, games, and additional treats and eats including oysters on the half shell with caviar in place on mignonette (genius!), and some absolutely divine little cups of vanilla gelato drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. I had 5 of those. Don’t judge! They were very small and everyone knows ice cream goes into a different stomach.

Friday, October 18

MADE Celebrates Lot, Stock and Barrel x Lyz Olko
Florence Tang of Lot, Stock and Barrel celebrated a capsule collection featuring artwork by Lyz Olko with a party at Lyaness in partnership with Mastercard and exclusive retailer Fred Segal Sunset on Friday. The collection is inspired by the ninth hour after dawn and the many symbolic meanings attached to the number. The collection is devised of images of trinkets and fallen or tossed-away objects, finding new use for their imperfection. The collaboration between Lyz Olko and Lot, Stock and Barrel shows themes of nature, hope and faith through the fabrics and imagery used.

This is the second of three unique capsule collections facilitated by MADE and Mastercard to bring together women designers and artists.  Shoppers at the event were able to Tap & Go™ with contactless-enabled point of sale as a part of Mastercard’s ongoing driver-enhanced shopping experiences. Starting on October 19, consumers will be able to shop the limited edition Lot, Stock and Barrel collection featuring artwork by Lyz Olko online at FredSegal.com and in-store at Fred Segal Sunset from October 26 to November 13.

Sisters Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray Hamlin Host a Cocktail Party to Launch Their New Brand
Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray Hamlin celebrated their new athleisure brand, DNA, with an intimate party in Los Angeles. A number of their closest celebrity friends came out to toast their new label, including Lisa Rinna, Amanda Steele, Erika Jayne, Denise Richards, Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, and Teddi Mellencamp, among others. Their debut collection — which was designed with the girls’ jet-set lifestyle in mind — officially drops October 21.

Delilah and Ameilia with the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills (Courtesy)

Thursday, October 17

Ramy Brook Celebrates the Opening of Her Madison Avenue Store
Designer Ramy Brook Sharp celebrated the opening of her flagship store located at 980 Madison Avenue in New York City. The space was designed by ­Brook sharp’s private event designer, Jennifer Gould of Diana Gould Ltd, who decorated in the brands’ signature colors: orange and gold. There was also a custom-made bar, high tops, and handmade floor-to-ceiling gold chandeliers, with bright floral arrangements scattered throughout. Guests wore Ramy Brook’s new Holiday collection, which included plenty of festive silk lame, floral jacquard, and a heavy dose of sequins. Passed hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Tom Orlando Catering included ginger wasabi shrimp, Peking duck rolls with hoisin sauce and ahi tuna in miniature sesame cones.

The designer herself cut the celebratory orange ribbon with oversized gold scissors outside of the store as all of her guests stood behind her ready to party. “It is so special to have my family and friends with me here to help us mark the grand opening of our flagship store,” said Brook Sharp. “This has been a tremendous year of growth for the brand. I’m so happy, grateful and excited for all the great things to come.” The brand’s current motto is ‘Life’s a Party’ and to that end, the crowd got wild dancing, drinking and having a fabulous time well into the night.

Stevie Sharp, Dylan Sharp, Ramy Brook Sharp (BFA)

Lela Rose Hosts a Dinner to Celebrate Her Collaboration with Mignonne Gavigan
No one throws a dinner party quite like Lela Rose. On Thursday night the designer opened up her Tribeca home to members of the fashion press and the bridal industry to fête her accessories collaboration with jewelry designer Mignonne Gavigan. The collection includes hair accessories and earrings — including an especially whimsical pair rosé champaign bottle drops — and retails for $150 to $425. 

The evening began with live music, cocktails, and passed hors d’oeuvres. Models wearing looks from Rose’s latest bridal collection, accessorized with the collaboration jewelry and hair accessories, perched on a glass swing that lowered from the ceiling on metal cables. When it was time for dinner, the glass swing was joined to one end of the epicly long dining table that rose up from the floor and ran the length of the apartment. The meal that followed was absolutely divine and included personal lobster pot pies and a dessert of île flottante, which the chef revealed later had been made using a microwave (hardly traditional, but very effective, as the little islands of meringue were light and delicious). Guests departed with pieces from the collection and lovely lilac napkins monogrammed with their initial in pearls by Lela Rose herself.

Click here to shop the Lela Rose x Mignonne Gavigan collection now.

Talita von Furstenberg Hosts Luncheon to Celebrate the Fall Collection of TVF for DVF
Talita von Furstenberg celebrated the launch of her 19 piece Fall capsule collection; TVF for DVF, with a luncheon at La Mercerie in Soho. The young designer was surrounded by friends and family including Diane von Furstenberg, Olympia of Greece, Martha Hunt, Anne V., Jacquelyn Jablonski, Brianna Lance, Charlotte D’Alessio, Olivia Palermo, Derek Blasberg, and Danielle Bernstein, many of them wearing styles from the line. Talita toasted her guests, thanking them for attending and
expressing her awe at the surreal experience of watching her designs come to life.

Wednesday, October 16

Kering and Phaidon Fête Great Women Artists
Last night, Kering and Phaidon celebrated the publication of Great Women Artists, an extensive illustrated book on over 400 women artists spanning 500 years of art history, with an intimate dinner at La Mercerie. The book, published on October 2nd by Phaidon, was made in partnership with Kering’s Women In Motion program. guests including Chloe Wise, Dana Schutz, Ivan Bart, Noor Tagouri, Selby Drummond, and Bethann Hardison sipped Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs non-vintage Champagne, and enjoyed a performance by Nicole Bus.

Olivia von Halle and Disney Hold a Maleficent-Themed Dinner at The High Line Hotel
On Wednesday, Olivia von Halle and Disney came together to celebrate their fashion collaboration based on the new film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Guests like Willa Fitzgerald and Torrey DeVitto were treated to an intimate dinner at The High Line Hotel, which also provided the perfect goth setting for a display of the 15-piece collection. The collaboration will be available October 17.

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Irina Shayk Helps Falconeri Celebrate Its Soho Store Opening
Luxury cashmere brand Falconeri has a new U.S. boutique at 101 Prince Street in New York. Irina Shayk, the face of the brand, was on hand to celebrate the store. She was joined by Julia Restoin Roitfeld, and Sofia Sanchez de Batek, among others.

Tuesday, October 15

The Cinema Society Hosts a Screening of Serendipity at the Quad Cinema
Katie Holmes, Helena Christensen, and more came out to support the New York premiere of Serendipity, the first-person documentary by artist Prune Nourry. Director/subject Nourry was on hand to present her movie, and joined guests at the afterparty at the Society Café at Walker Hotel.

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Candy Shop Vintage Fêtes Its New Pop-Up
On Tuesday, Candy Shop Vintage celebrated the launch of its new pop-up shop with a party. Guests — including Grace Atwood and Teggy French — got a first look at founder and designer Deidre Zahl’s new celestial collection. The store, located at 251 Elizabeth is open now through October 20th.

Monday, October 14

Frankie Premieres In New York
On Monday, The Cinema Society hosted a screening of Sony Pictures Classics’ Frankie at Metrograph. The film’s stars, Isabelle Huppert and Marisa Tomei, were on hand to introduce their work, as were writer/director Ira Sachs and co-writer Mauricio Zacharias. After the screening guests — including Tory Burch, Donna Karan, and Sophie Sumner, among others — headed to The Crown at Hotel 50 Bowery for an exclusive afterparty.

Sunday, October 13

Taylor Hill Celebrates Her Partnership With Boohoo in L.A.
On Sunday, Taylor Hill hosted a party at the Beverly Hills Hotel to celebrate her collaboration with boohoo. Guests like Sofia Richie, Stella Maxwell, Jasmine Tookes, and Iskra Lawrence enjoyed cocktails and an intimate dinner. They also got a first look at Hill’s curated capsule collection for the retailer. “My personal style is laidback, eclectic, and comfortable. I love mixing current trends with vintage pieces in my closet to create a new look,” Hill says. “I really admire how boohoo is super inclusive – there is something for everyone and they’re always one step ahead with the trends and really affordable. You don’t have to break the bank to make your closet look fabulous.” The collection is available online now.

Saturday, October 12

Dorodo Beach Wines and Dines Celebs for Three Days
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico held three days of dinners, cooking demos, tastings and more. The Culinary Getaway event, which ended on Saturday, brought together the likes of Benjamin Bratt, Jimmy Fallon, Rachel Roy, as well as a number of celebrity chefs.

Thursday, October 10

Michael Kors and Linda Fargo Host Game Night at Bergdorf Goodman
Bergdorf’s decided to toast Michael Kors’ Studio 54-collection with a disco-themed game night. The party, part of the Designers Off Duty Series, was held on the department store’s newly renovated Eighth Floor event space. Guests got the intimate chance to play games with Kors himself. At one point, the party was divided into teams, with Kors leading one side and Linda Fargo leading the other. Over glasses of champagne, the two teams battled it out in a game that blended Pictionary with charades. Between turns, Kors delighted everyone with anecdotes about his disco days!


CUUP Supports Breast Cancer Awareness
Last night at the NoMad Hotel, bra brand CUUP hosted an intimate evening of self-care & awareness in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Guests including Athena Calderone, Chloe Kernaghan, Kerrilynn Pamer, Melissa Telzer, and more enjoyed bites and cocktails. The event also included an informative panel discussion on healthy lifestyles, preventative care for breasts, and more. The brand additionally offered complimentary bra fittings and self-care experiences. For the month of October, CUUP is contributing 20% of the sales of the Demi bra in Blush to the Foundation.

Tuesday, October 8

Max Mara Celebrates the Coming of Fall with Dr. Barbara Sturm
Max Mara’s Chicago boutique celebrated the Fall/Winter 2019 collection with internationally renowned specialist in aesthetic medicine, Dr. Barbara Sturm. Sturm’s unique, science-based products have achieved cult status with skincare devotees worldwide. Surrounded by Max Mara’s warm and cozy coats, Sturm showcased her newest collection of winter skincare essentials while offering precious skincare advice. Guests shopped both brands while enjoying cocktails and music by DJ Alex Merrell.

Barbour Celebrate 125 Years
Barbour celebrated their 125th anniversary with an intimate cocktail event at Gallow Green, hosted by the brand’s vice chairman, Helen Barbour. Guests enjoyed a retrospective film by notable director Antony Crook and had the opportunity to view original jackets from the brand archive, representing the five generations of Barbour. Also on display were key pieces from the brand’s recently launched Icons Re-Engineered collection, including modernized jacket designs that represent the brand’s most iconic innovations worn by the likes of Steve McQueen, Helen Mirren, and of course, the royal family of today.

Saturday, October 5

The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic L.A.
On Saturday, Veuve Clicquot held its 10th annual Los Angeles Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park. As always, the event drew a number of celebrity guests, including Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Regina Hall, Kaley Cuoco, Mandy Moore, Christina Hendricks, Busy Philipps, Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Lake Bell, Retta, Karen Gillan, and more. The day started with a surprise performance from the USC Marching Band, who played the national anthem. Rachel Zoe threw out the ceremonial first ball and Lea Michele cut an extravagant birthday cake for all to celebrate the event’s decade milestone.

Guests sipped Veuve Clicquot, listed to DJ sets by Markus Molinari and Johnny Wujek, and Nacho Figueras lead Team Veuve Clicquot to victory against Team Will Rogers.

Friday, October 4

The Barneys New York Charity Dinner
On Friday, Barneys New York hosted a private dinner at the Montage Beverly Hills in support of Heart of Los Angeles, an organization providing underserved youth with free educational programs. The eighth-annual dinner drew the likes of  Anna Schafer, Lee and Peter Schube, and Linda Caan, among others.

7 Moncler Fragment Hiroshi Fujiwara Collection Launch
7 Moncler celebrated its latest collection with Hiroshi Fujiwara in London. Fujiwara and Remo Ruffini, chairman and CEO of Moncler, attended a private dinner organized by the brand and LuisaViaRoma, before heading to a larger party at Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Guests were treated to DJ performances from Tiffany Calver, Cleo Sol, and Siobhan Bell.

Thursday, October 3

SJP Celebrates the Launch of Her Eyewear Collection With Sunglass Hut
Sarah Jessica Parker celebrated the launch of her first exclusive collection with Sunglass Hut, at the retailer’s NYC headquarters with an exclusive VIP preview and cocktail party. Guests had the opportunity to view the unique, co-developed sunglasses, mingle with Parker and immerse themselves in an exact replica of the campaign photo shoot. Parker started the evening by meeting a select group of global media and tastemakers to answer questions about the collaboration, before mingling with partygoers and taking photos with fans and her new sunglasses collection.

The SJP x Sunglass Hut collection is available in five colorways, in a silhouette inspired by sunglass styles that Parker frequently wore in the ’90s. The collection is available at select Sunglass Hut stores worldwide, on SunglassHut.com, at SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker New York City boutiques, and on SJPbySarahJessicaParker.com for an SRP of $159.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ BxMA Ball
The Bronx Museum of the Arts held the first BxMA Ball, a lively annual art and music-focused fundraiser at the museum. The evening celebrated queer and street culture, and honored art power couple Mickalene Thomas and Bronx native Racquel Chevremont. This was the first fundraiser held at the Bronx Museum in ten years, emphasizing a major homecoming under the leadership of Executive Director Deborah Cullen. The BxMA Ball supports the museum in its mission to make art accessible to all through its free admission policy, internationally recognized exhibitions, and extensive arts education programs that empower youth in the borough.

As the evening commenced, guests from the worlds of art, fashion, business, and philanthropy arrived for a seated dinner co-chaired by BxMA trustee and artist Angel Otero and fashion visionary Jerome LaMaar. Guests enjoyed cocktails by Wandering Barman, an exceptional three-course meal curated by Bronx-based creative collective Ghetto Gastro, and a special performance by musician and social activist TK Wonder.

Barneys New York Celebrates Nanushka in LA
Jason Bolden hosted a celebration for the launch of Nanushka men’s and women’s Fall Winter 2019 collections at Barneys New York, along with the brand’s designer Sandra Sandor. The event took place at Barneys’ Beverly Hills flagship followed by an intimate, private dinner at the Montage Beverly Hills. Notable attendees included Jaime King, Peter Baldastzi, Molly Gordon, Adair Curtis, Kilo Kish, Angela Fink, Eric Jess, Tao Okomato, Tenzin Wild, Khadija Red Thunder, Amanda Steele, Jennifer Azoulay, Kristen Nichols, Mindy Le Brock, Lindsay Dupuis Bledsoe, Karen Raphael, Brit Elkin, Kara Smith, Jared Eng, Warren Alfie Baker, Nicole Chavez, Katie Bofshever, Dani Song and Jordan Risa.