“For once I need to focus on what’s on the wall rather than people-watch,” said Helen Schifter, as she headed to Axel Vervoordt’s station. Muffie Potter Aston was relieved to be taking a year off, after chairing the evening for the last few seasons. That honor fell to Leslie Jones and Jamee Gregory, who was looking forward to a weekend of sleeping in. For all her hard work, at least she got to wear a pair of Graff diamond earrings for the evening.
“I want these as a Christmas present,” she said, half-jokingly, to her husband, Peter Gregory, who gave her a sly smile.
“How much are those?” their daughter, Samantha, asked.
“Oh, half a million,” Jamee said.
“That’s my apartment!” Samantha replied.
Meanwhile at SoHo House, Benicio Del Toro hosted a screening of “Badlands” as part of Indyssey Entertainment’s Grand Classics series. Blair Husain, Marisa Noel Brown, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Bettina Zilkha might have been excited to see the sleepy-eyed star. But Nicole Kidman was tuned into another event. “Yankees won!” she cried.