Cinema Society’s Premiere for The Con Is On
On May 2, the Cinema Society hosted a special screening of The Con is On, a new caper comedy series starring Uma Thurman as Harriet and Tim Roth as Peter, who play a con-artist couple that cooks up a jewel-theft scam in Los Angeles to pay off a gangster named Irina, after squandering her cash during a rowdy evening. The notable cast also includes Parker Posey and Sofia Vergara. The screening, which took place at the Roxy Cinema in Tribeca, was attended by Uma Thurman and the film’s director, James Haslam, as well as Levon Thurman-Hawke, Patti Smith, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Mariah Kennedy Cuomo, Gabriela and Austin Hearst, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Ashley Haas, Alex Lundqvist, Tara Westwood, Daniel Benedict, Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir, and more. After the screening, the star-studded crowd migrated to Arlo SoHo, a new indoor-outdoor rooftop bar, for a lively after-party. Guests enjoyed Qui tequila cocktails named Irina’s Vengeance and The Perfect Heist, in keeping with the film, and enjoyed the spectacular views of the Hudson River.
Costume Institute’s Met Gala
On May 7, the Costume Institute hosted its annual extravaganza at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Known to many as “fashion’s biggest night out,” the Met Gala, as always, was attended by the world’s most recognizable celebrities, who donned their best ensembles on the red carpet. The evening also marked the opening of the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibition, which served as this year’s theme. Many A-listers, including Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, Emily Ratajkowski, and Dakota Fanning, were spotted exiting The Mark Hotel for the affair, which is known as a go-to stay for the occasion.
Alice + Olivia x Drawbertson Party
Alice + Olivia recently hosted a cocktail party to celebrate the brand’s collaboration with Instagram art sensation Donald Robertson. The new and colorful capsule collection, now available online and in stores, includes a signature lips print on a bomber, tee, cardigan, ball gown skirt, a clutch, and sneakers, and a leopard lips print on a wrap dress, blouse, skirt, and clutch—all a reflection of Robertson’s signature vibrant palette. Stacey Bendet, the brand’s CEO and creative director, said the collaboration with Robertson is one of her favorites, as they both “built off of each other’s creativity and had so much fun working together.”
Moët & Chandon Hosts Celebration for Always at the Carlyle
Last month, on the heels of the Met Gala, a glamorous crowd gathered at The Carlyle Hotel to toast Matthew Miele’s much-celebrated documentary film, Always at The Carlyle. The event, which was hosted by Moët & Chandon Champagne, was preceded by a special screening at the iconic Paris Theater. For 87 years, The Carlyle has housed some of the world’s elite, yet the stories left behind by these guests have rarely traveled outside the premise. Miele’s film has officially put an end to this tradition and offers a provocative peek into the pop culture history, all from the mouths of the hotel’s own clients and employees. In attendance that evening were models Christie Brinkley and Nina Agdal, fashion designer Veronica Beard, Jill Kargman, Susan Lucci, Judith Light, Geoffrey Zakarian, Alexa Ray Joel, Paul Shaffer, Regis and Joy Philbin, and Iris Apfel, who sipped on mini bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne from golden flute toppers late into the evening. The crowd was also treated to caviar while celebrating the success of the Upper East Side hotel.