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2024-06-06 00:00:00 Avenue Magazine The Week in Events: The Starry Premiere of Ezra, a Birthday Bash and loads of Art and Fashion

The Week in Events: The Starry Premiere of Ezra, a Birthday Bash and loads of Art and Fashion

The New York Premiere of Bleecker Street and director Tony Goldwyn’s gripping, heartfelt father/son drama Ezra screened at the DGA Theater with the film’s stars Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne and newcomer William A. Fitzgerald in the audience.

Ezra stars (and real-life couple) Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale who play the titular character’s parents in the film.
Robert De Niro with first-time actor William A. Fitzgerald, who blew the audience away with his performance of a child with autism.
Bryan Cranston with Ezra director Tony Goldwyn
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy
Comic sensation Matt Friend with Hollywood power-player Jason Weinberg
Rae Isla and Adrienne Ackerman, the duo behind the film’s title song “Ezra”
Kathy Najimy and Dan Finnerty
Richard Kind and Tom McCarthy
Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir, designer Cynthia Rowley, Daniel Benedict and Ashley Sherrard
Rae Isla on stage performing the title song “Ezra” after the film’s premiere

Drumroll please…Saks, the CFDA and Vogue announced the 2024 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists (and celebrated two decades of the fund) at Le Chalet at L’Avenue.

Meet the finalists: Spencer Phipps, Kate Barton, Presley Oldhan, Jane Wade, Connor McKnight, Grace Ling, Dynasty Ogun, Marianne Amisial, Sebastian Amisial, Soul Ogun, Jackson Wiederhoeft
Thom Browne, Marc Metrick and Steven Kolb
Presley Oldhan, Jonathan Cohen and Sarah Leff
Paloma Elsesser
Henry Zankov
Eva Chen, Jennifer Fisher and Lisa Aiken
Fletcher Kasell and Tanner Richie
Dynasty Ogun, Rento Soria and Soul Ogun
Danielle Sirianni

More fashionable fun: the LaPointe Resort /25 collection held a preview, with champagne (and live tattooing by Jon Boy!) at designer Sally LaPointe’s sleek downtown showroom.

Editor Joseph Errico with designer Sally LaPointe
Tattoo You: writer Freya Drohan getting inked by Jon Boy
Coco Bassey
The First Lady of Fashion Fern Mallis and Amanda Smith
Elizabeth Kurpis
Reese Pozgay, Jilly Hendrix and Mary Blanket Peffer

Tasty! Guests celebrated the art of food at the Parrish Art Museum’s “Canvas & Cuisine” opening and seated dinner in Watermill.

Joey Wölffer
Aliya LeeKong
Catherine Holstein
Mary Snow
Chef Angie Mar

The dinner at the Parrish Art Museum was held under a canopy of lights

At Bernie’s in Brooklyn, Cultured and Away celebrated Pride Month and the new Air Willie Pride collection with a wild dinner party that included some serious sashaying.

Marco Ovando, Willie Norris and Willy Chavarria
Photographer Hunter Abrams, Serena Tea and West Dakota
Josh Sacks, Alice Chen and Cameron Sackett
Audrey Hilfiger
Serena Tea sashaying for guests.

Digital invitation game-changer Paperless Post (“click to RSVP”) celebrated their 15th birthday with a seated dinner at Café Sabarsky at the Neue Gallerie.

Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour with James Hirschfeld and sister Alexa Hirschfeld who founded Paperless Post in 2008 while James was a student at Harvard.
Isabel Wilkinson, Allie Michler Kopelman and Elizabeth Kurpis
Madeline O’Malley and Tori Mellott
Leandra Medine Cohen, who founded the now-defunct blog “Man Repeller” and now writes a newsletter “about how to get dressed.”
Alexa Hirschfeld and author Bob Colacello

Musical entertainment at the Paperless Post anniversary dinner.

Popular influencer Igee Okafor, the Editor in Chief of the men’s style and culture website Bond Official, celebrated his 30th birthday at David Rabin’s new hotspot The Bronze Owl.

Igee Okafor and Lauren Maxwell
Doe Dusty and Amy Juliette LeFevre
Delanique Millwood and Greivy
Kwali Liggons
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