The Young & the Guest List: December

The Cinema Society’s Premiere for Novitiate

Margaret Qualley and Dianna Agron

The Cinema Society and Miu Miu hosted the premiere for Sony’s new drama film Novitiate. The film’s stars include Margaret Qualley, Dianna Agron, Morgan Saylor, Julianne Nicholson, and Melissa Leo, who all attended the screening at the Landmark on 57 West. The highly rated motion picture, directed by Maggie Betts, takes place during the 1950s–1960s era of Vatican II, and tells the story of a young woman (played by Qualley) who struggles with issues of faith, sexuality, and the changing church while training to become a nun—a series of hardships that cause her to ultimately question her own faith. The screening of this compelling film was followed by an after-party at the Art Deco–style Lambs Club, in the Chatwal Hotel of Midtown West. The venue featured an open bar and small bites by Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. The crowd spent the night mingling and lounging on the red leather banquets with actors from the film as well as notables like Gina Gershon, Alysia Reiner, Dean Winters, David Chase, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Daniel Benedict, and Andrew Saffir.

The Met’s Halloween Bash

Wendi Murdoch and Karlie Kloss

The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted its inaugural All Hallows’ Eve Benefit on October 26 in support of the museum’s Art General Fund. Attendees, including co-chairs Karlie Kloss, Wendi Murdoch, Dasha Zhukova, Samantha Boardman, along with additional guests like Derek Blasberg, Lauren Santo Domingo, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Aerin Lauder, and Alan Tisch, showed up decked in mystical and ostentatious costumes in true Halloween spirit. Upon arrival, the crowd was greeted with a Champagne reception in the Great Hall, before groups were led through various galleries for an interactive theater experience. The rest of the night featured cocktails and dancing.

The Fresh Air Fund’s “One Night in Rio”

Over 700 supporters of the Fresh Air Fund showed up at Chelsea Piers for the “One Night in Rio” themed annual fall benefit. The evening, which was co-chaired by Tamie Peters Thomas and Rich Thomas, Isabelle Krusen, and Courtney Alexis Langer, raised over $540,000 through ticket sales and a silent auction to help provide New York City children from low-income neighborhoods with extraordinary summer experiences. The auction included coveted deals such as a three-night stay in Lake Como’s Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, as well as desirable tickets to Broadway shows and sporting events. Attendees convened at Tao Downtown later on for an unforgettable after-party.

Harvard–Yale in New Haven

The 134th Harvard–Yale football game, colloquially referred to as “The Game,” was a special one for the Bulldogs; not only was it a second consecutive victory against the Harvard Crimson, but it also put an exclamation point on their previously clinched title as the 2017 Ivy League Champions—the team’s first outright league victory since 1980. The excitement was evident as ecstatic Yale students poured onto the field at Yale Bowl with the final score reading 24-3. This was just one of many great games in this storied rivalry between the country’s two most prestigious schools that dates to 1875. Alternating between New Haven and Cambridge every year, the venue never seems to impact attendance, as alumni come out in droves to support their respective teams. This year’s tailgate, filled with Barbour coats, furs, and people sporting their iconic “Y” and “H” sweaters while sipping on Veuve Clicquot, was also the first for Malia Obama, who is currently enrolled at Harvard. The Game continues to be more than just a football game—it has become a huge get-together for the world’s most well-educated and well-connected people.