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With New York partygoers deeply embroiled in the heart of a heavy social season that has turned into a serious case of deja vu.

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PUMA POWER: "I flew in this morning, and I fly out tomorrow. But I'm going to have a little fun in between," said photographer Ryan McGinley at the Puma Urban Mobility launch in London Monday. McGinley joined Minnie Driver, Jaime Winston, Otis Ferry, Jasmine Guinness and Julia Peyton-Jones at the dinner to mark the launch of Puma's new luxury luggage and accessories collection at Selfridges. McGinley, recently named Young Photographer of the Year by the International Centre of Photography, New York, made a short video installation to fete the occasion. After the dinner, Puma whisked its guests across town to the Hempel Hotel in Kensington, where low lighting met low sofas. "Phew, I have to get these off!" said Winston, as she plucked her ultra-high Louboutins from her feet and nestled on a sofa. Meanwhile, Ferry was feeling altogether more energetic, grabbing a Puma display bicycle from the lobby to do laps in the street. And he was never seen again.

MAD SCIENCE: Last Thursday meant more than the season's last episode of "Grey's Anatomy" for the Ladies Who Lunch, when a group including Tory Burch, Nancy Kissinger, Patricia Lansing, Shoshanna Gruss and Melania Trump headed to the Rockefeller University campus for the 10th annual Women & Science Spring Lecture.

"Most people don't know what's behind these gates," said Gigi Mortimer of the surprisingly bucolic campus wedged between York Avenue and the FDR Drive. Any men who wandered in might have felt a bit intimidated: "The Y chromosome is not only small, it's gene-poor," pointed out Rockefeller professor Titia de Lange in her speech, much to the delight of the audience. Not to worry, though — many in attendance admitted they were not biochemically inclined. "I wasn't a science girl," Marjorie Gubelmann admitted happily. "I remember when I was eight rigging my science project — I came up with the idea of studying how plants respond to music, so I went and bought some long plants and short plants....The long plants were the ones that responded 'well.' I think I got a pretty good grade on that."
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