On Wednesday night, the Council of Fashion Designers of America held its annual awards ceremony at The Pool + The Grill. Emily Blunt hosted the event, which celebrated the work of both American and international fashion designers.
Aurora James and Selby Drummond hosted a CFDA Awards after party at Temple Bar to celebrate the evening’s winners and nominees. James herself was honored with the 2021 Founders Award for her work on the Fifteen Percent Pledge.
Meanwhile, Christopher John Rogers — who won American Womenswear Designer of the Year — held an after party at The Blond at 11 Howard.
Also on Wednesday, Martha Stewart and The Cinema Society hosted a screening for the wonderful new documentary Julia, about Julia Child. It was followed by a Child-inspired private dinner, curated by Stewart and Daniel Boulud on the private club floor (which the chef oversees) of One Vanderbilt. Enjoying the superb food and views of the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal’s Beaux Arts façade were guests including Christine Baranski, F. Murray Abraham, Bebe Neuwirth, Donna Karan, Don Lemon & Tim Malone, Anne Burrell, Marc Murphy, William Abadie, Maye Musk, Pritika Swarup, Alex Lundqvist, Sophie Sumner, June Ambrose, “Foodgod” (lol Jonathan), Michelle Collins, Julia Chatterley, Serena Bass and Clifford Streit.
On Monday, The Art Students League of New York hosted its annual fundraising Gala at the Museum of Modern Art. The evening honored Carmen Herrera and the Kamen Family, in recognition of their support of The League’s community outreach program Seeds of the League in memory of alumnus Jack Kamen. The night featured cocktails, music by students from The Julliard School, and live demonstrations by from League artists.
Last Friday, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer hosted its Young Professionals Committee Fall Gala at the Classic Car Club of Manhattan. The event, which honored The Brock Pierce Foundation, raised nearly $200,000 for music therapy programs and cancer research.
Also last Friday, Chanel hosted a party to debut Chanel N°5 In The Stars, a pop-up experience at Rockefeller Center that celebrated the fragrance’s 100th anniversary. The evening included special performances by the Brass Queens Band, professional skater Elladj Baldé, and Mary J. Blige.