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Social Season Tip Sheet

WWD's guide to the spring swing.

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The recession may have put event budgets on ice this winter, but the party schedule is warming up for spring. Invitations for fund-raisers and fashion affairs are steadily arriving. Is this a sign the social calendar, if not the economy, is on the road to recovery? Here, WWD’s guide to the spring swing.

March 31
TopShop/TopMan cocktails and dinner
Expected guests include Sir Philip and Lady Green, Kate Moss and a surprise musical performance.
Champagne at the new store; dinner at Balthazar

April 1
Henry Street Settlement dinner dance
The Plaza Hotel

TopShop/TopMan cocktails and dinner, round two
Champagne at 478 Broadway; dinner at Balthazar

April 2
TopShop/TopMan party, version three
The Box
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Honorary Chair is Raúl Esparza of “Speed-the-Plow.” Chairmen include Agnes Gund and Veronique Pittman.
Baryshnikov Arts Center

First annual Blue School fund-raising gala
Honoring Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and hosted by Jon Stewart
The Angel Orensanz Foundation

April 6
The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Senior Associates lunch
Honoring Dr. Jane A. Bowling
The Plaza Hotel

April 9
The East Side House Settlement gala preview of the 2009 New York International Auto Show
Jacob K. Javits Center

Bruno Frisoni launches Roger Vivier’s latest collection.
Amanda Brooks cohosts cocktails.
Roger Vivier boutique

April 14
Julianne Moore hosts cocktails and dinner for Bottega Veneta’s creative director Tomas Maier.
Bergdorf Goodman

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Premiere of HBO’s “Grey Gardens”
Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange walk the red carpet.
Screening at the Ziegfeld Theater; dinner at The Pierre

April 15
The Friends of New Yorkers for Children spring gala
Honorary chair Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos. Vice chairs include Coco Rocha, John Legend, Zac Posen and Rachel Roy.
Mandarin Oriental hotel

April 16
Launch of Made with Love
Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss and Charlotte Ronson celebrate their swimwear collection, with Lucky magazine.
The Thompson LES

April 20
Book party for Jill Kargman’s “The eX Mrs. Hedgefund”
Hosted by Frédéric Fekkai, Allison Aston, Byrdie Bell, Stacey Bendet Eisner and Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss
Frédéric Fekkai’s Fifth Avenue salon

April 29
Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Pink Party
Concert by Sir Elton John and special guest Liza Minnelli
The Waldorf-Astoria

April 30
Preview of the International Fine Art Fair to benefit the Frick Collection
Park Avenue Armory

May 4
Costume Institute “The Model as Muse” gala
Honorary chair Marc Jacobs with co-chairs Kate Moss,
Justin Timberlake and Anna Wintour
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

May 7
Ladies luncheon for the Valentino fall collection
Serena Boardman, Dori Cooperman and Kinga Lampert cohost
Valentino boutique

DKMS gala Linked Against Leukemia
Honoring Univision chief executive officer Joe Uva and chairs include Tom Murry and Alejandro Santo Domingo
Cipriani 42nd Street

May 12
Book party for interior designer Richard Mishaan’s “Modern Luxury”
Bergdorf Goodman

May 18
American Ballet Theatre’s annual spring gala
Honorary chairs include Carolina Herrera and Caroline Kennedy.
Metropolitan Opera House

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