Young & the Guest List: October


Prostate Cancer Research Foundation’s Annual Summer Gala in Water Mill

During the final weeks of the summer season, the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation hosted its annual gala at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. The event took place during the 14th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament, which raised $4 million. Upon arrival, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while perusing items listed in the silent auction. While seated for dinner, the event’s founder Michael Milken welcomed guests and asked a number of ice-breaking questions that engaged the audience. Later on, attendees, including Dr. Jonathan Simons, Senator Lindsey Graham, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, and Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, enjoyed a live performance by John Fogerty.

John Fogerty and Michael Milken

Messika Fashion Week Bash with Gigi Hadid

To close out  New York Fashion Week with a bang, French jeweler Messika and its current ambassador, Gigi Hadid, hosted a glamorous event for more than 600 guests at the Milk Studios penthouse. The tinted red lighting throughout the venue created an edgy ambiance that echoed the brand’s current campaign for its rock ‘n’ roll Move Addiction Collection, which features Hadid. The campaign was shot by Mert and Marcus in New York a few months back. The jewelry house also just revealed its second collaboration with its muse—a collection with a sensual Bohemian style, contrasting the aforementioned punk-rock vibes. The My Soul collection includes summery and gentle-looking earrings, necklaces, chokers, rings, and hand jewelry, which are now available in Messika stores around the world. Attendees included Tiffany Haddish, Irina Shayk, Jasmine Tookes, Halima Aden, Jordan Barrett, Maria Borges, Poppy,  J Alexander, Law Roach, and Teyana Taylor, who delivered a surprise performance. Guests also enjoyed beats by French DJ duo Kartell and Dabeull later on. 

Gigi Hadid  (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Messika) 

White Boy Rick Premiere

Last month, the Cinema Society hosted a special screening at Paris Theater in Midtown for White Boy Rick. The film takes place during the 1980s in Detroit, amid America’s crack epidemic and war on drugs. The plot follows the life of blue-collar father Richard Wershe, Sr. (Matthew McConaughey), and his son Rich, Jr., (Richie Merritt) who evolves into an infamous drug dealer—ultimately used as a pawn for powerful politicians in Detroit, a city rife with corruption. After the screening, guests enjoyed an after-party at the Skylark and drank Wild Turkey Longbranch cocktails named The Informant and Detroit Dream. 

Matthew McConaughey and Camilla Alves (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/PMC) 
Keytt Lundqvist and Alex Lundqvist (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/PMC) 

Louis XIII Cognac’s Party in Brooklyn

To complete the U.S. tour of its charitable musical composition “100 Years—The Song We’ll Only Hear If We Care,” Louis XIII Cognac hosted an exclusive party at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. The brand’s “100 Years” project launched in November in collaboration with Pharrell Williams to raise awareness for global warming. Guests of the party included Louis XIII  global brand director Ludovic du Plessis, global communications director Caroline Sarrot-Lecarpentie, Tim Hardaway, Jr., Sophie Auster, Johannes Huebl, Amirah Kassem, Juliette Longuet, and Thomas Hayo, among others.

Sophie Auster, Spencer Ostrander
Johannes Huebl, Sarah Pallack, Mary Anne Huntsman, Amirah Kassem

Playboy Club New York Hosts Opening Celebration 

On September 12,  the new Playboy Club New York welcomed a star-studded roster of guests including Martha Stewart, Ice T, Coco Austin, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Bensimon, and Gigi Gorgeous, to a celebration in honor of its opening. Robin Thicke took to the stage, performing a number of Michael Jackson hits before a big finale featuring his own hit “Blurred Lines.” Located in Midtown, the Playboy Club commemorates all things provocative, exclusive, and playful. The club features an ornate entrance with a Playboy Gallery, along with chic lounges consisting of Baroque ceilings, large leather couches, and acclaimed Playboy artwork inspired by the renowned Playboy Mansion. One of the lounges also features a custom built 600-gallon exotic aquarium boasting a hand-sculpted, bunny head reef. “Having the Playboy Club return to New York City, in partnership with Merchants Hospitality as best-in-class operators, is another great opportunity for people to experience the sophistication and playful side of our brand,” said Ben Kohn, CEO of Playboy Enterprises. The club also offers private VIP memberships for exclusive perks. 

Scarlett Byrne, Cooper Hefner
Ice T, Coco Austin