Take late last week. Sarah Jessica Parker and Iman swung by a party for "Night & Day: An Exhibition of Evening Bags and Vanities" at Fred Leighton in Manhattan early Thursday evening. Parker, in a loaner necklace, fanned herself with a diamond-decorated Victorian plume. "I think it's gorgeous and glorious," she said. Further down Madison Avenue, an upper-crust crowd, including Georgette Mosbacher, Lauren duPont and Jennifer Creel, packed into the new Asprey store's opening fete, where DJ Paul Sevigny spun records under the staircase.
Meanwhile, a mob scene was forming over on Fifth Avenue in front of the Louis Vuitton store, where Scarlett Johansson cohosted a LoVe party with Louis Vuitton North America president and chief executive officer Daniel Lalonde. The newly platinum actress, in head-to-toe Vuitton, quipped of her new coif, "It's natural."
Earlier that day, Chanel had a ladies lunch at La Grenouille in honor of the label's ballet flat. Marjorie Gubelmann, Barbara Wilhelm, Tatiana Santo Domingo, Margherita Missoni and Fernanda Niven nibbled on spring pea risotto and a decadent chocolate souffle while trying on their gifts — black beribboned slippers. "I brought my shoes to drop off at Shoe Service Plus and I was going to wear these home," said Lauren Davis.
The previous evening at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Liya Kebede and Teen Vogue hosted a Mother-Daughter Evening to benefit Kebede's foundation, complete with a runway show and dress auction starring amateur models Samantha Perelman (Ron's daughter), Cecilia and Josephine Becker (Vera Wang's offspring) and Alessandra Balazs as Anna Sui, Thakoon Panichgul, Behnaz Sarafpour, Amanda Brooks and Aerin Lauder looked on. Ironically, it was only professional catwalker Kebede who experienced any wardrobe malfunctions: her 3.1 Phillip Lim dress kept coming undone. "Story of my life!" she laughed.