Dispatch: The Week in Parties
May 07, 2012 | by —Jeffrey Slonim
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FROM LEFT: Leelee Sobieski and Emma Roberts at The Shops at Target Launch Party
Tuesday: Friends of the High Line & The Shops at Target Launch Party
I was late to The Shops at Target Launch Party event, because I had to stop by the fab Friends of the High Line gala across the West Side Highway first. Bronson van Wyck lit the long walk to cocktails with candles in hurricane cylinders. At the bar, in a kind of faux park with grass and trees, Sarah Jessica Parker wore L’Wren Scott. Dinner tables were loaded up with fried chicken and watermelon. Van Wyck had hooked a faux sun up on a track that ran the length of the dinner room. The machine turned all the different shades of sunlight as it moved.
Across the highway, at the Gehry-designed IAC building, Target had strung summery merchandise from its store in the air, like a cloud of must-haves.
“I do like Target,” Leelee Sobieski mentioned on her way into the event. Sobieski had on a slim-cut blue jacket. “My friend Laure [Laure Heriard Dubreuil, The Webster] made my blazer for Target,” she said. “Super-affordable.” Other fashionable stars in attendance included January Jones and Emma Roberts.
FROM LEFT: January Jones at the La Revolution Bleue screening; Chloe Moretz at the Hick screening
Thursday: Two Celebrity-Studded Screenings
It was off to a screening of La Revolution Bleue, a documentary on artist Yves Klein, at the Paris Theater held by La Mer and Christie's. A portion of the proceeds benefited ocean advocacy organization, Oceana.
Oceana Ambassador and event host January Jones wore a frock by Mary Katrantzou. “I had my doula zip me up,” said the new mom. Jones finds her work with Oceana, bringing attention to the plight of sharks, rewarding. “I’ve enjoyed being in the water, swimming with sharks,” she said. “I get very emotional about it.”
Downtown, The Cinema Society screened Hick at the Crosby Street Hotel, with a dinner at Ken & Cook—a cool new space with brick walls painted white. Emma Roberts wisely got right into the food line when she arrived. Chloe Moretz, her mom, and her very tall brother, Trevor, took a long table along the far wall.
Olivia Wilde, Jimmy Fallon, and Emma Stone at the EIF Revlon Run/Walk
Saturday: Charity Runs, A Clubbing Couple, and the Kentucky Derby
Emma Stone hosted the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for cancer research that started in Times Square. She finished in 1 hour and 20 minutes. Olivia Wilde clocked in at 1 hour and 7 minutes.
In Vegas, Pink and her hubby Carey Hart—whose ripped abs have a tat that reads “Vida Las Vegas” —hit XS nightclub. Hart had received the Legends & Heroes Industry Leader Award at the Supercross finale that night. They arrived just after 1 AM to catch dance maestro DJ Tiesto.
Did anyone else spot Tom Brady at the Kentucky Derby? He wore Tom Ford: white pants, no belt, dark shirt, dark tie, collar pin, dark glasses, and slicked back hair—a kind of Gatsby metrosexual look. Team Gisele.
Fern Mallis with Calvin Klein at Pratt Institute
Another Note: Fashion Icon Honored
Pratt Institute honored Fern Mallis recently, with Calvin Klein himself giving Mallis the Pratt Institute Fashion Industry Lifetime Achievement Award. She not only revolutionized Fashion Week when she was the executive director of the CFDA, she is also a generous friend and saved my rear end on many occasions by giving me the seat next to her at fashion shows.