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2021-11-12 00:00:00 Avenue Magazine This Week's Best New York Parties

This Week's Best New York Parties

ROCK OUT WITH YOUR FROCK OUT Guests of Christopher John Rogers's CFDA Awards after party hit the dance floor
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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.

HoYeon Jung and Zendaya, who received the Fashion Icon award
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Cara Delevingne, Face of the Year award-winner Anya Taylor-Joy, and Aminé
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CFDA chairman Tom Ford and Iman
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Carly Cushnie, Wes Gordon, Roopal Patel, and Dove Cameron
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Gabriela Hearst, Ariel Nicholson, and Tommy Dorfman
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Hari Nef and Marco Bizzarri, president and CEO of Gucci
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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.

Benjamin Bronfman and Aurora James
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Grace Gummer and Mark Ronson
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Precious Lee, Richie Shazam, Jessica Stam, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, and Ivan Bart
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Dapper Dan, who was honored with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, and Colm Dillane
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Sydney Giordano, Sara Ziff, who won the Positive Social Influence Award, and Paloma Elsesser
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Meanwhile, Christopher John Rogers — who won American Womenswear Designer of the Year — held an after party at The Blond at 11 Howard.

David Rivera, Christina Ripley, Christopher John Rogers, and Alexandra Tyson
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Antwaun Sargent
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Eric Javits and Di Mondo
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Morgan Hill, Rolly Robinson, and Jeauni Cassanova
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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.

Martha Stewart and Daniel Boulud
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Christine Baranski
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Don Lemon
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Maye Musk
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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.

Dean Kamen, Michael Hall, and Deborah Kass
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Stamatina Gregory, Sue Stoffel, and Jasmine Wahi
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Marcie Bronkar, Sincero Chenet, Robin Lechter Frank, Beth Berns, Charles van Horne, and Jacquetta Szathmari
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Michael Hall and Tony Bechara
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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.

Denise Rich, Andrew Warren, Ayaan Ahmed, Daniella Rich, and Talia Kilstock
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Ada Plascencia and Nancy Moeler
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Rebecca Morris and Lauren Morris
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Chelsea Vaughn
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Advisory Chair Ayaan Ahmed and Edwin D’Angelo
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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.

Mary J. Blige
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Tommy Dorfman
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Lauren Santo Domingo
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Taylour Paige
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