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"I am pleased to tell you we have come to the last award of the evening," said Kerry Washington.

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Earlier in the day, Donna Karan hosted a ladies lunch at Christie's, where speaker Hal Rubenstein served his audience the day's headlines — in terms they could relate to. "California is burning...gas prices cost more than a manicure...and your children's idols visit rehab more times than you have the Golden Door," he said, before stressing the importance of Karan's fashion in today's world to a group that included Jennifer Creel, Tory Burch, Kelly Bensimon and Caryn Zucker.

On Wednesday night, Marisa Tomei and Ethan Hawke screened their film "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" with the Cinema Society. Regarding her explicit love scene with co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tomei laughed, "I hadn't done anything like that before. Phil and I thought that it was really weird."

Meanwhile, an eclectic group of art collectors, actresses and socials trekked to Hunt Slonem's studio for a party Coach threw celebrating Slonem's new book "Pleasure Palaces: The Art and Homes of Hunt Slonem." For Julianne Moore, the evening was a reunion of sorts. "Jeff [Slonim] and I went to homecoming together in high school," she said, referring to Slonem's brother, a writer and party reporter. "And the next time I saw him was on a press line."
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