Meanwhile, interior designer Celerie Kemble was in such a hurry to beat the crowds that she rode through the cold in a rickshaw. "I couldn’t find a cab," she explained.
And which of the show’s objets sent event chairman Arie Kopelman’s heart racing? "I’m very private about my acquisitive self," he demurred.
"I’ll get it out of you," insisted Elle Decor’s Margaret Russell. She’d certainly have an opportunity during dinner at Daniel, where the two were joined by Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Bettina Zilkha, Jeff Klein and architect Richard Meier, who rushed in after a World Trade Center meeting.