|At Bette Midler's annual Hulaween 2009.|
|Miss Bette Midler hosted her annual Hulaween 2009 this past Friday night at the Waldorf Astoria. The evening, which benefited the New York Restoration Project, honored Mayor Michael Bloomberg and featured a special performance by Crosby, Still and Nash. There were Tricks and Treats provided by Whoopi Goldberg. Judy Gold was Mistress of Ceremonies and Costume Contest Judge was Michael Kors.|
|Photographs by Ann Watt|
|The Young Patrons of Lincoln Center in association with Music Unites held their annual Fall Masquerade Gala last Thursday at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. The evening honored Georgina Chapman, designer of Marchesa, and Mark Ronson, musician, record producer, DJ and founder of Allido Records.
Gala Co Chairs were Jessica Evelyn Betts, Alvin H. Crawford, Jr. and Michelle Edgar.
|Daniel Merriweather, Kerry Washington, Mark Ronson, Georgina Chapman, and Michelle Edgar.|
|Benefit Committee included: Samantha Averbuck, Ted Bailey, Jessica Baird, Magen Bandwart, Lindsey Berns, Margaret Betts, Kwesi Blair, Cara M. Brugnoli, Cathy Cameron, Linden Campbell, Constance M. Chen, Cindy Chin, Tara Church, Hillary Cole, Jennifer Compton, Ntiedo Etuck, Katie Fischer, Mali Sananikone Gaw, Dawne Marie Grannum, Evan and Jodi Greebel, Sunjay Guilera, Blair Greenberg, Bethany Hale, Gena Haugen, Grant Held, Sam Hendel, Jennifer Hyman, Alison Kero, Sinan Khatib, Atsuko Kidaka, Christina Lennon, Christina Lewis, Sasha Majerovsky, Randi Melton, Gretchen Meyer, John Nicholas, Shilla Kim Parker, Rick Savitt, Marisa Sechrest, Ahsan Sheikh, Keka Shermerhom, Dee Dee Sides, Erik Stettler, Jennifer Stybel, Angie White, Jared Wien, Amy Wilk.|
|Hosts Michelle Edgar Alvin Crawford Jr., and Jessica Betts||Karen Oliver and Jerry Tokofsky|
|Carla Barbosa and Edward Chapman||Tara Engel Stephanie Hill, and Fatou Jabbie|
|Maryann van Roijen and Will Ryder||Keren Craig and Danielle Prussin||Greg and Cranden Cornfield|
|Elizabeth Right and Alissa Grad||Gina Caputo, Anne de Schweinitz, and Alena Lehrer|
|A masked marauder||Sarah Kunst and Emily Hollander|
|Alex Norman and Kristin Hawkins||David Bieber, Carol Alt, and David Shorr|
|Anne Dexter Jones||Evan and Jodi Greebel with Marisa Sechrest||Jessica Gutierrez and Christopher Kresge|
|Andre de Castro and Lyavukhaima||Robyn Schecter and Karen Fang|
|Tom Reddick, Karen Oliver, Jerry Tokofsky, Michelle Edgar, and Tishawn Gayle||Setlema Kodelkova and Eli Mizrahi|
|Heather and Eric Leathers||Kerry Washington, Michelle Edgar, and Georgina Chapman|
|Laurie Burgess and Vildia Samaniego||Richard Reyle and Debra Cannon|
|Jared Clark and Nick Dietz||Santogold and Desire Godsell|
|Mark Ronson and Daniel Merriweather||Rick Savitt and Danielle Camastra|
|Barbara Serraro and Paula de Taola||Jennifer Randall and Stephanie Hill|
|Photographs by Ann Watt|
|The Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation (CCBF) held its annual Breakthrough Ball benefit gala at the Plaza.
Honorary chairs were Tiki Barber, Laureen Kelley, and Carolyn Wiener. They presented the Breakthrough Spirit Award to Toni Braxton, Charles Grodin, and Ted Turner. All of the honorees have dedicated their time, energy and resources to philanthropic endeavors on behalf of children in need.
Charles Grodin, in addition to accepting his award, served as Master of Ceremonies for his fourth year. The evening also featured a special performance by Toni Braxton and a live auction led by Jamie Niven, Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s.
Proceeds from this benefit enable us to provide much needed medication, chemotherapy and other life saving treatments to children treated at the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology of New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center.
|Photographs by Julie Skarratt|
|The name Christopher Hyland, purveyor of luxe furnishings and fabrics for the home, for more than 20 years, has been synonomous with luxury and the sumptuous. The grand Fur District loft that he shares with his partner Constantino Castellano and their dog Hudson rivals the toniest Upper East Side digs imaginable. In terms of scale, lushness and attention to detail it rival an English country house, except it’s perched on the 12th floor of a hulking former office building. So the only thing missing are the flocks of grazing sheep outside the windows.
To honor the Irish Georgian Society and its American supporters, Mr. Hyland threw open every door, even his immaculately designed closets, for a sunset drinks party. There: Joe and Sheila O'Malley Fuchs, Catherine Cahill and Bill Bernhard, Liz and Peter Haveles, Judy and Jack Hadlock, Kirk de Gooyer, Maribeth and Ellen Welsh, Maureen Atinsky, Eileen Fell, Gail and Stephen Kittenplan, Maura and Sean O'Rourke, Sebastian Guinness, Louise Stephaich, Niall Smith, Chantal O'Sullivan, Denise Johnston and Joe McConnell, Jose and Beatrice Aguirre, Steven Stolman and Christopher Mason.
|Last Thursday in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation held its annual Symposium and Luncheon. More than 1000 guests attended, more than $1.9 million was raised and $29 million in research grants were awarded to 171 scientists from medical research centers across the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.|
|Cynthia Lufkin||Michelle Riggi||Gigi Mortimer||Coco Kopelman|
|Myra Biblowit and Evelyn Lauder||Lorna Graev, Anne Sitrick, and Pat Patterson||Thorunn and Berge Wathne|
|Grace Meigher, Marisa Acocello Marchetto, and Cricket Burns||Mika Brezinski Co host of MSNBC's Morning Joe|
|Evelyn Lauder and Leonard Lauder In Leonard's speech he mentions that this is The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's 16th anniversary and then added that him and Evelyn were proudly celebrating their 50th anniversary!!||Leonard Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Leonard presented this year's Humanitarian award to Elizabeth Hurley|
|Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo||Jane Hudis and John Dempsey||Joanne de Guardiola and Karen LeFrak|
|Photographs by Rob Rich and Julie Skarratt|
|Nico and Ward Landrigan hosted a cocktail reception celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the founding of Verdura.|