On Tuesday, The New York City Ballet kicked off its season-long Jerome Robbins Celebration at its annual spring gala. Balletomanes including Ethan Hawke, Michael J. Fox and Lauren Bacall filed into Lincoln Center for the three-part performance, the finale of which included a tribute to Robbins' "West Side Story." "Now we're going to be singing all the way through dinner," said Hawke afterward. Valentino, Fé Fendi, and Nina Griscom all declared "The Four Seasons" — Robbins' contemporary choreography set to the classical stylings of Verdi — their favorite. "I'm not a Broadway person," Griscom explained.
"Yes, Nina hates the West Side," her husband, real estate broker Leonel Piraino, chimed in. "Oh, wait, I thought you were talking about neighborhoods."
In Los Angeles, a gaggle of neo-hippies gathered at Ione Skye's Laurel Canyon hideaway Friday when Lucky magazine hosted a party for actress-designer Alexia Landau's line, Webster. As Skye and other second-generation Angelenos Natasha Gregson Wagner, Tatiana von Furstenberg and Amy Fleetwood found shady spots on the patio, the line's namesake, Landau's pug Webster held court poolside with his canine pals, who came with their owners, artists Konstantin Kakanias and actress Leonor Varela (Skye sent her two dogs to day care for the afternoon).
ESTELLE PARTY AND NYCB PHOTOS BY SCOTT RUDD; CHANEL BY KRISTEN SOMODY WHALEN; WEBSTER BY AMY GRAVES; IRON MAN BY JIMI CELESTE