Coty 100th Anniversary Gala was held in the Rose
Center for Earth and Space ... and for three hours, it was the center
of a very glamorous universe. Bathed in the blue glow of the Hayden
Planetarium overhead, the 600 invited guests of Coty CEO Bernd
Beetz partied amid the Bureau Betak light show and danced to the stellar
sounds of DJ Mark Ronson.
In keeping with the night's chemistry-based theme, bars were transformed
into laboratories with boiling test tubes, beakers and flasks, while
waitresses were outfitted in white lab coats, serving up Midnight-blue
Coty Cocktails along with other vividly-colored concoctions.
After fueling up, we navigated our way around various heavenly bodies,
Black Holes, avoided 15 ton meteorites and completed our voyage into
the VIP section, where we gazed upon a galaxy of stars in varying
orders of magnitude.
Among them: Jennifer Lopez, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen,
Isabella Rossellini, Kate Moss and Kenneth Cole, Serena Williams,
Marc Anthony, Tatum O’Neill, Jemma Kidd & Arthur Earl
of Mornington, Nadine Johnson, Mickey Sumner, Andrea Casiraghi
Santo Domingo, Francesca Versace & Ernst von Hanover Jr, Veronica
Webb, Patrick McDonald, Kenny Kenny, Carol Alt, John Norwood, Cari
Modine, Irina Pantaeva, Lady Bunny, B 52’s Fred
Schneider, Ghislaine Maxwell, Fabian Basabe, Anand Jon, Bai Ling,
fashion darlings As Four (Adi, Ange, Kali & Gabi), Sante
Bettina Zilkha, Cristina Greeven Cuomo, Wolfgang Joop, Suzy Menkes,
Angie Everhart, Casey Johnson, Kelly Klein, Andy Hilfiger, Alvin
Valley, Deborah Cox, Cynthia Garrett, Debbie Bancroft, Patty Raynes,
Isabelle Rattazzi, Audrey Marnay, Jill Roosevelt, Lydia Hearst,
Charles Rockefeller, Annie Churchill, Natalie “Alabama” Chanin,
Eva Lorenzotti, Gillian Hearst, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Tatum
O’Neal, Skye Nellor, Vikram Chatwal, Sybil and David Yurman,
Andrew Saffir, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Stephen Cojocaru, Heatherette’s Richie
Rich and Trevor Raines, Holly Dunlap, Amy Raiter, Kim Heirston,
Fern Mallis, Tama Janowitz, Caroline Berthet, and Drena
have more stars than there are in the skys!"
here for an interesting piece of history regarding
the birth of Coty.
- Chris Prendergast for NYSD.