Friday, October 7, 2011

Good times, good causes

Guests milling about before dinner at Hudson River Park’s Pier 57 for the 2011 Whitney Gala.
This past Tuesday night The Whitney Museum of American Art hosted its annual Gala & Studio Party at Hudson River Park’s Pier 57.

Whitney Director Adam D. Weinberg and Honorary co-chairs AOL CEO & Chairman Tim Armstrong, Georgina Chapman, Keren Craig, and Harvey Weinstein honored legendary art writer for The New Yorker, Calvin Tomkins, for his lifetime achievements. The Gala also featured a video installation by artist Marilyn Minter sponsored by AOL. 
Robert J. Hurst
Agnes Gund
Flora Miller Biddle
Calvin Tomkins
Amazing guest roster; the contemporary art world as there. Congratulations to the chairs: Bar Rafaeli, Christo, Cecilia Alemani, Muffie Potter Aston, Gabrielle and Louis Moore Bacon, Jack Bankowsky, Jennifer Bartlett, Anne Bass, Rosamind Bernier, Roland W. Betts, Lois Betts, J. Darius Bikoff, Jill Bikoff, Neil G. Bluhm, Francesco Bonami, Mary Boone, Geoffrey Bradfield, Stacey Bronfman, Matthew Bronfman, Gavin Brown, Melva Bucksbaum, Hugh Bush, Ginevra Caltagirone, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, Claudia Cisneros, Paula Cooper, Henry Cornell, Vanessa Cornell, Douglas Cramer, Jeffrey Deitch, Richard M. DeMartini, Donna DeSalvo, Pamella and Daniel DeVos, Clarissa Dalrymple, Elizabeth A. Dee, Fairfax Dorn, Jonathan Farkas, Yvonne Force Villareal, Carter E. Foster, Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman, Dodie Kazanjian, Richard Kirschenbaum, Justine Koons, Ramiro Garza, Suzanne Geiss, Massimiliano Gioni, Andrea and Marc Glimcher, Mildred and Arnold Glimcher, Thelma Golden, James A. Gordon, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Audrey Gruss, Agnus Gund, Susan and John Hess, A.M. Homes, Bryan Hunt, Chrissie Iles, Allison M. Kanders, George S. Kaufman, Warren B. Kanders, Emily Landau, Raymond Learsy, Thomas Lee, Julian Lethbridge, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Henry Louis Gates, Richard Marshall, Patty and John McEnroe, Ryan McNamara, Richard Meier, Nicolas Mirzayantz, David Mugrabi, Brooke Garber Neidich and Daniel Neidich, Peter Norton, Nicolai Ouroussoff, Anne Pasternak, Christine Paul, John Paulson, Philippe Petit, Amy and John Phelan, Jennifer J. Raab, David Remnick, Denise Rich, Donna and Ben Rosen, Wilbur L. Ross, Scott Rothkopf, Sandy Rower, Jay Sanders, Vito Schnabel, Annabelle Selldorf, Izak Senbahar, Hunt Slonem, William Sofield, Andy Spade, Anne-Cecilie Speyer, Robert Speyer, Dana and Patrick Stubgen, Elizabeth Sussman, Julie Taubman, Ann Tenenbaum, Fern K. Tessler, Lenard Tessler, Ann Tisch, Andrew Tisch, Laurie M. Tisch, Thomas E. Tuft, Angela K. Westwater, Jim Wiatt, Young Woo, Elyn Zimmerman along with artists Carl Andre, Hope Atherton, Kristin Baker, Cecily Brown, Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Chan, Chuck Close, John Currin and Rachel Feinstein, Francesco Clemente, Urs Fischer, Wade Guyton, Jacqueline Humphries, Jeff Koons, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Adam McEwen, Tony Oursler, Tom Sachs, Julian Schnabel, Dana Schutz, Lorna Simpson, Mike Starn, Donald Sultan, Sarah Sze, Philip Taafe, Rikrit Tiravanija, Leo Villareal, Kelley Walker, Terry Winters enjoyed a special performance by Fitz & The Tantrums.
Fitz and The Tantrums
Dinner guests joined Studio Party Chairs Valerie Boster, Georgina Chapman, Martin Dawson, Amanda Hearst, Nate Lowman, Michelle Monaghan, and Dalia Oberlander, and danced to music by Questlove and enjoyed specialty cocktails by Chandon with guests including Yigal Azrouel, Vikram Chatwal, China Chow, Julie Henderson, Ally Hilfiger, John Legend, Heide Lindgren, Kalup Linzy, Lorenzo Martone, Tinsley Mortimer, Coco Rocha, Charlotte Ronson, Olivia Sandelman, Lola Schnabel and Chrissy Teigen among many others.

The evening was sponsored by The Ritz-Carlton Rewards by J.P. Morgan/CHASE, AOL, and Marchesa.
Andy Spade
Rachel Feinstein and John Currin
Hunt Slonem and Loreen Arbus
Fern Tessler
Bar Rafaeli
Michelle Monaghan
Tamara Mellon
Jill Bikoff, Fern Tessler, and Ginevra Caltagirone
Adam D. Weingberg, Dodie Kazanjian, and Calvin Tomkins
Hope Atherton and Gavin Brown
Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy
Julian Schnabel and Rosmind Bernier
Coco Rocha
Yigal Azrouel
Dalia Orberlander
Amanda Hearst
Sarah Hoover and Tom Sachs
Christo and Melva Bucksbaum
Brooke Geahan and Edward Chapman
Celerie Kemble and Brandon Jones
John McEnroe and Fern Tessler
Leo Villareal
John McEnroe, Adam Weinberg, and Susan Hess
Keren Craig, Bar Rafaeli, and Georgina Chapman
Julian Schnabel and Harvey Weinstein
Jeffrey Deitch, John Bossard, and John Phalen
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Valerie Boster and Andrea Tese
Jeff Koons and Brooke Garber Neidich
Yvonne Force Villareal and Glenn Furhman
Ann Tenenbaum, Adam Weinberg, and Henry Cornell
Last Monday night, they celebrated Robert Wilson's 70th birthday at a party in his honor in the Magic Room high above 57th Street in the LVMH Tower.
Glada Dafoe, Willem Dafoe, Katharine Rayner, Robert Wilson, and Lisa Ehrenkranz
Martha Wainwright
Brad Albetta
Dianne Benson, Robert Wilson, Elka Rufkin, Lys Marigold, Vincent Sanchez, and Abdullah Al Awadhi
A good time was had by all ...
Louise and Lewis Cullman
Terry Kaufman and Nathan Bernstein
Robert Wilson, Jay McInerney, and Willem Dafoe
Martha Wainwright and Brad Albetta
Robert Wilson and Barbara Goldsmith
Kathy Rayner and Joan Hardy Clark
Ximena Garnica, Shige Moriya, and Luz Mirrian Toro
Alison Jones and Robert Towbin
Lisa Ehrenkranz and Celia Gerard
Jorn Weisbrodt and Alison Mazzola
Barbara Goldsmtih and Barbara Slifka
Christophe de Menil and Joe Piropato
Julio Espada and Cristina Grajales
Bill Cambell and Janna Bullock
Dorothy Lichtenstein and Philip Glass
Darryl Pinckney and Melva Bucksbaum
Glada Dafoe and Jim Signorelli
Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley
Fabiola Beracasa and Eric Cahan
Mica Ertegun and Leyla Ertegun
Abdullah Al Awadhi, Sheikha Paula Al-Sabah, and Dianne Benson
Kathy Rayner and Robert Wilson
Eileen and Bill Kornreich
Lauren DiGiulio and Elka Rifkin
Lee MacCormick Edwards and Joe Piropato
Lys Marigold and Dianne Benson
Christine and Renaud Dutreil
Jill Jordon and Barbara Grodd
Lou Reed and Willem Dafoe
Charles Fabius and Lady Linda Davies
Luke Yang and Dailey Pattee
Last Monday night Shafi Roepers hosted a kick-off party for the 2011 Silver Hill Gala being held on November 3rd  in New York City.

Being honored at the Gala this year for her advocacy work on behalf of mental illness is Emmy-nominated Carrie Fisher, author, award winning actress and former patient of Silver Hill.

Last year, through their generous efforts, $1.3 million was raised for scholarships for adolescents and young adults needing financial aid to fund residential care at the hospital. Net proceeds this year will again be dedicated to scholarship support for residential treatment at Silver Hill, but will expand upon last year’s focus on young people to include patients of all ages.

Dr. Sigurd Ackerman and Cecilia McCarton, the evening’s co-chairs attended as well as: Pamela Fiori, Janine and Lawrence Haynes, Bettina Zilkha, Francine LeFrak, Michelle Herbert, Mark Locks, Dori Cooperman, Grace and Chris Meigher, Jamie Gleicher.
Jamie Creel, Shafi Roepers, and Michael Cominotto
Sigurd Ackerman and Carlos Ferrer
Nancy Tauck and John Pribesh
Ceci Cleary, Ward Cleary, and Marcia Cleary
Pamela Fiori and Cecelia McCarton
Jill Roosevelt and Bettina Zilkha
David Schulhof, Lesley Schulhof, and Dennis Basso
Amy Hoadley and Mark Gilbertson
Janine Haynes, Lawrence Haynes, and Missy Fallon
Grace Meigher and Chris Meigher
Andrew Fox and Caroline Hirsch
Mark Locks, Francine LeFrak, and Michele Herbert
Women in the Boardroom. A small group of smart, enthusiastic women gathered for a talk with Davia Temin at the Carlisle/Per Se Showroom, 16 East 52nd Street (, 212.751.6490)

Temin, founder and CEO of Temin and Company (, a boutique management consultancy which helps corporations, professional services firms and other institutions define and strengthen their public image through strategic marketing, branding, media relations, speaker and media training, financial communications and crisis management and communications.

“Crisis has turned into the new normal,” she said. “A CEO’s reputation depends on his or her response to each situation, what they do and how they do it.” Temin explained that the dynamics of the boardroom involve a high level of intuitive capabilities in addition to the ability to govern.
Although Temin works with women and men, this special event provided a unique opportunity for women in positions of power to discuss their challenges, which have become especially difficult in the current economic climate. What makes an effective leader? Temin answered, “Sharing information from one’s personal experience and expertise plays a huge role in establishing a leader’s reputation as well as the tone and personality of the board room.”

Leena Gurevich, the fashion house Showroom Director, said that when she joined the company the female corporate executive was missing from its core clientele. “When you have a highly respected position, it’s important to look your best, so you can feel your best.” That’s what Carlisle offers the professional woman, a way to look her best. Every female executive can get exactly what she needs, and deserves. “We can tailor clothes to suit individuality, something we pride ourselves on.”
The Collections ...
“When you can hit the bull’s eye of truth,” Temin said, “you can get to the heart of the matter quickly, effectively and with good humor and spirit, which frees you to move forward and make things better!”

Among those participating in the discussion were: Bina Kalola; Bonny Dorland; Charles Masson; Elmira Bayrasli; Eyrique Miller; Janet Monastro; Jennifer Yu; Joan Rose; Katy Ann Lyons; Kelly Hoey; Marcy Cohen; Margaret Mager; Mia Haugen; Nancy Swiezy; Nicole Maselli; Sheila Romming, President and CEO of Women in the Boardroom; and Carlisle’s Viva Bhogaita.
Leena Gurevich, Davia Temin, and Mia Haugen
Janet Monastro and Jennifer Yu
Charles Masson and Kelly Hoey
Sheila Romming, President and CEO of Women in the Boardroom, with Leena Gurevich
Viva Bhogaita and Joan Rose
Elmira Bayrasli and Eyrique Miller
Bonny Dorland
Marcy Cohen and Kelly Hoey
Margaret Mager, Nicole Maselli, and Bina Kalola

Photographs by Billy Farrell/ (Whitney); (Silver Hill, Robert Wilson); (Carlisle).
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