Young & the Guest List: April

Barbie Celebrates 60 Years in Soho

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Barbie, Yara Shahidi, for whom a new Barbie doll has just been released, and musical sensation H.E.R. co-hosted a special immersive experience with the Cinema Society in SoHo. From art installations and photo booths to life-size Dreamhouse experiences, fun Barbie-themed treats, and a whole lot of pink, the space was transformed with playful elements designed to take guests on a journey through the past, present, and future of Barbie. The brand continues to work to close the Dream Gap and quash the self-limiting belief inflicted on young girls, which was reflected in the venue’s atmosphere. On display were varieties of the doll (which now comes in all shapes and races) showing Barbie’s best moments, including depictions as a registered nurse, flight attendant, fashion designer, business executive, and astronaut. Furthering this concept, there were also empowering phrases scattered on the walls, including “you can be anything” and “Barbie for president.” Guests included Diane von Furstenberg, Cynthia Rowley, Anna Sui, Candace Bushnell, and others.

Chanel’s Pre-Oscars Dinner in L.A.

The evening before the Oscars, Charles Finch and Chanel hosted an intimate dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles to raise a glass to nominees, and to toast to Karl Lagerfeld, who passed in the days leading up to the soiree, which marked the fashion house’s first event since Lagerfeld’s death. Guests, like Miley Cyrus and Margot Robbie reminisced about their time spent with the house’s late designer, while others, including Liam Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart, Lucy Boynton, Lupita Nyong’o, and Richard E. Grant, enjoyed cocktails and bites in the Polo Lounge.

Cinema Society’s Premiere of Hotel Mumbai

To release Bleecker Street’s Hotel Mumbai, a gripping new film that vividly recounts the terrorist invasion of The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in 2008, the Cinema Society hosted a screening at the Museum of Modern Art, and an after-party at Ian Schrager’s new hotel, The Times Square EDITION. Partygoers included members of the film’s cast such as Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, and Jason Isaacs, as well as director Anthony Maras. Other attendees included Damian Lewis, Ryan Eggold, Clive Davis, Katie Couric, Don Lemon, Mozhan Marno, Geneva Carr, Laila Robins, and Sarita Choudhury.

Opening of Moxy Chelsea

Last month, Tao Group debuted its hottest new nightlife and culinary destinations at the Moxy Hotel’s recently opened downtown location—and, since then, both the nightclub Fleur Room and Italian restaurant Feroce have seen a fair share of New York’s elite. Situated in the center of Chelsea’s Flower District, the Fleur Room is a rooftop lounge that boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline and, in Moxy style, includes whimsical elements like a giant 1980s disco ball taken from the Vertigo club in Los Angeles. The grand opening celebration attracted Victoria’s Secret Angels Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes, who spent most the night posing for Instagram photos while holding live bunnies in the Mondo Suite. The evening also attracted Alexis Ren, Idris Elba, Ryan Seacrest, and cast members of Showtime’s newest drama City on a Hill. The very next night, top models including Jacquelyn Jablonski and Emily Ratajkowski attended the venue in celebration of Anemone swimwear.