Monday, September 26, 2011

Ballet, balls, and books

Paul McCartney with Peter Martins and company
Last Thursday night the New York City Ballet held its 2012 Fall Gala with the World Premiere of Paul McCartney's "Ocean's Kingdom" at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
Stella McCartney and NYC Ballet Dancers (all wearing Stella McCartney)
Jenelle Manzi, Marica Anderson, Kristen Faygan, Jon Bon Jovi, and Sarah Adams
Sir Paul's daughter Stella McCartney did the costumes for the ballet, so you could say it was a family affair.
Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell
Ralph Lauren and Ricky Lauren
Dorothea and Jon Bon Jovi
Patricia Shiah
Donya Bommer
Gillian Atfield
Joanne de Guardiola
Kathleen Fischback and Denise Sobel
Kedakai Turner and James Lipton
Lucia Hwong Gordon and Bonnie Evans
Stella McCartney, Naomi Watts, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Jessica Seinfeld
Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell
Sherman and Christopher Meloni
Larry and Michele Herbert
James Zirin and Marlene Hess
Coco and Arie Kopelman with Liz and Jeff Peek
Jessica Seinfeld, Naomi Watts, and Sarah Jessica Parker
Maureen and Steve Van Zandt
Jeff Koons and Justine Wheeler
Darci Kistler and Peter Martins
Leba Strassberg and Neil Sedaka
Naomi Watts, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Jessica Seinfeld
Candace and Rick Beinecke
Paula Zahn
Tyler Peck
Cynthia Rowley
Allison Sarofim
Alasdhair Willis and Stella McCartney
Liv Tyler
Erin Baiano and Gonzalo Garcia
Stella McCartney and Paul Simon
Ed Norton, Alicia Keys, and Faycal Karoui
Alizee Guinochet and David Blaine
Alec Baldwin and Stella McCartney
Liz Peek and Leslie Stahl
Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi, and Nanette Lepore
Kyle MacLachlan and Desiree Gruber
Jessica Seinfeld, Stella McCartney, and Naomi Watts
James McCartney and Lorne Michaels
Fernanda Kellogg
Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond
Suzanne Murphy
Nina Griscom and Lionel Piraino
Pamela Joyner, Darren Walker, and Melinda Presswood
Charles Askegard and Candice Bushnell
Angela Dotson, Princess Kristina Kovalenko, and Doug Turner
Wilbur Ross and Hilary Geary Ross
Carlton DeWoody and Beth Rudin DeWoody
Dr. Susan Krysiewicz
Vicky Ward
Justine Wheeler and Jeff Koons
Alexandra Kotur
Lisa Perry
Lisa Marie Falcone
Dylan Lauren, Ralph Lauren, Ricky Lauren, and David Lauren
Gillies Mendel and Kyle Case
Fe Fendi
Peter Martins and Marlene Hess
Barbara Tober
Janna Bullock and R. Couri Hay
Ashley Laracey
Steven Neckman and Princess Firyal of Jordan
Jean Shafiroff
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos
Savannah Lowery and Brian Cheeseman
Sterling Hyltin
Sarah Gaddis, Susan Tucker, Meg Smedley, and Katie Tucker
Bill Cunningham and Kay Unger
Arturo Delmoni and Anjelica Huston
Sara Mearns, Patricia Shiah, Tom Shiah, and Fe Fendi
This past Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History on Central Park West and 79th Street, the Junior Council kicked off its 2011-2012 season with a private screening of Tornado Alley and a cocktail reception.

Narrated by Bill Paxton (Twister, Titanic), the 43-minute film follows two teams on separate missions to witness the birth of a tornado and gain new insights into these extraordinary and cruel forces of nature.

Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and is crew capture the first up-close images of a tornado, while scientists of VORTEX2, the largest tornado-research project ever assembled, work to understand exactly how tornados form in order to predict where they will strike, to provide better warnings to those at risk.

CO-CHAIRS for the evening were Christy Corgan, Sarah J. Crews, Doug and Eva Heyman, Mark and Jessica Kleinknecht, Dana Wallach Jones and Michael T.
M. Jones, Holly and Martin Okner, Zachary and Lori Pomerantz, Andrew and Zibby Right, Robin and Brad Roberts, Heather and Ross Schulman.
Steering Committee members Alexander Kamins and Kylie Davis, and friends
Co-Chairs Mark and Jessica Kleinknecht with Luca and Sam Saegh
Leona Clague, Ivan Marshalleck, and Margaret Jones
David Rogue and Steering Committee member Gaelin Rosewakes
Co-chairs Heather Schulman, Ross Schulman, and Holly Okner
Sachi Shah, Taryn Bregstein, and Rushabh Vora
Sloan and Katherine Saunders and friend
Rachael Randolph, Meredith Olsen, and Breison Miller
Steering Committee member Jameson McFadden and friend
Steering Committee member Carla Franklin and Kim Allman
Ari and Danielle Lerner with Co-Chairs Robin and Brad Roberts
Mario Biancamano and Katie Clous
Last Tuesday, the Independent Collective (TIC) launched its IndieGoGo film funding campaign with a star-studded evening at a private residence at Cobblestone Lofts in Tribeca, New York.

Hosted by Katherine Crockett and Daphne Rubin-Vega, the evening raised funds to complete TIC’s first feature film – Tiny Dancer – which stars Crockett and Rubin-Vega. The evening was attended by industry professionals and notables, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kerry Butler, Lucy Devito, Khrystyne Haje, Josh Hamilton, Thomas McCarthy and Zak Orth. (You never heard of ‘em?!)

During the evening, they screened a featurrette from Tiny Dancer, shot earlier this year throughout Brooklyn and New York City.
Director/Writer Jayce Bartok, Managing Member of FSJ Imports Matt Sandy, Director Tiffany Bartok, Katherine Crockett, Daphne Rubin
Director/Writer Jayce Bartok, Managing Member of FSJ Imports Matt Sandy, Director Tiffany Bartok, Katherine Crockett, and Daphne Rubin
The film is co-directed by Jayce Bartok and Tiffany Bartok. It tells the story of a legendary principal dancer (Crockett) who, after having her baby, finds that she is unable to suppress her desire to dance, despite the warnings of her best friend (Rubin-Vega).

The Independent Collective (TIC), an organization committed to funding artistic projects by individuals who desire to see a project come to life, is currently crowd funding for the film Tiny Dancer by scribe Jayce Bartok. Tiny Dancer is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization. Contributions on behalf of Tiny Dancer must be made payable to the New York Foundation for the Arts, and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Co-Directors Tiffany Bartok, Jayce Bartok and Josh Hamilton
Tiffany Bartok, Jayce Bartok, and Josh Hamilton
Kerry Butler and Director/Writer Jayce Bartok
Kerry Butler and Jayce Bartok
Dani Davis and daughter Nina Howland
Dani Davis and daughter Nina Howland
Christina Haag and Director/Writer Jayce Bartok
Christina Haag and Jayce Bartok
Zak Orth
Zak Orth
Lucy Devito and Director Tiffany Bartok
Lucy Devito and Tiffany Bartok
atherine Crockett, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kerry Butler and Director/Writer Jayce Bartok
atherine Crockett, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kerry Butler, and Jayce Bartok
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Katherine Crockett
Katherine Crockett and Mikhail Baryshnikov
Director/Writer Jayce Bartok and Thomas McCarthy
Jayce Bartok and Thomas McCarthy
Last Thursday, a week, Thomson Reuters hosted a luncheon at the headquarters at 3 Times Square in celebration of Glenda Bailey and the launch of her new book, Harper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits. The event brought out many of the stars of the fashion world including Tory Burch, Ralph Rucci, Harold Koda, Amy Fine Collins, Diane von Furstenberg, etc.

Harper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits is a lush art book (Abrams; September 2011) highlighting the inspiring and entertaining vision of editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey and creative director Stephen Gan. The book is filled with breathtaking images from Harper’s Bazaar by the most passionate photographers of the day.

The book chronicles some of the magazine’s most memorable moments from 2001 to 2011, through a collection of more than 300 powerful images: Agyness Deyn pays tribute to Michael Jackson, shot by Terry Richardson; Marc Jacobs, Donatella Versace and Alber Elbaz join Marge Simpson in Paris on an illustrated trip to Couture; Karl Lagerfeld photographs Courtney Love, wearing next to nothing and doing penance for sporting fake Chanel; Sarah Jessica Parker channels Diana Vreeland for Peter Lindbergh.
Christiane Amanpour and Glenda Bailey
Glenda Bailey
Caroline Loomis, Maureen Reidy, Betsy Perry, and Lyn Paulsin
The book also includes:

A Decade of Legendary Photographers: including Patrick Demarchelier, Jean-Paul Goude, Peter Lindbergh, William Klein, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Terry Richardson and Hiro.

A Decade of Fashion Designers: Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Miuccia Prada, Diane Von Furstenberg, and more.

A Decade of Celebrities: from Julianne Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow to Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Tyra Banks and Ellen DeGeneres.

A Decade of Models: from the originals, like Iman, and the Supes - Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Stephanie Seymour – to the new century’s biggest stars, including Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen, and Agyness Deyn.
Elaine Wynn and Devon Spurgeon
Betsy Perry and Caroline Loomis
Amy Fine Collins and Dorrit Moussaieff
Maarit Glocer and Dorrit Moussaieff
Glenda Bailey and Diane von Furstenberg
Jolie Hunt, Glenda Bailey, and Tatiana Sorokko

Photographs by (NYCB); R. Mickens (AMNH).
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