Attended wall-to-wall, canvas-to-canvas by lovers of abstract expressionism at its best, Suzanne LaFleurís meteoric rise among art critics and collectors alike has established her as one of the preeminent artists of her generation in the genre. The Hollis Taggart Gallery's walls were absolutely resplendent in the fluid dance of the breathtaking hues of LaFleurís palette. A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to Friends of Cancer Research.
New York City was taken over by "The Hunger Games" mania as the film's stars walked the red carpet during a special viewing of the series' final chapter at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" screening brought out Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Natalie Dormer, Sam Claflin, and Jena Malone.
When terrorists raze Mosul antiquities in Iraq and Syria, and Buddhas in Afghanistan, they seek to destroy their heritage. Germany may have rebuilt castles annihilated in the World War II, but, their authenticity can never be recreated. Preserving art and architecture preserve civilization. These thoughts and more filled our mind as we spoke to French Heritage Society President Denis de Kergorlay at their black tie gala. These antiquities, he said, are "exactly what they hate. They want to serve their vision of God and they hate anything that is different."
"We have to be advocates for children," Kelly Rutherford told Hamptons.com as we walked into one of Manhattan's most elegant rooms in the Metropolitan Club for The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC). "Children don't vote. They don't pay taxes," the actress noted. "It's very important that we fight for children's rights and their protection ó always." It was a poignant reminder of Rutherford's own long-running battle to gain custody of her two children, living with their father in Monaco. "I'm a big advocate for mothers and children," she simply says, "for many reasons."
Supporters of Gilda's Club New York City gathered at The Pierre Hotel in New York City for Letís Paint the Town Red!, the organization's 20th Anniversary Benefit Gala. The evening paid tribute to Jean-Pierre Bizzari, MD, Executive Vice President, Clinical Research- Oncology of Celgene Corporation, who was awarded the Corporate Vision Award. Steve Harr, MD, CFO & Head of Corporate Development of Juno Therapeutics, was honored with the Advances in Cancer Research Award.
"WSJ Magazine" hosted its 5th annual Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The evening paid tribute to Richard Serra (Art); Mark Parker (Brand); Thomas Heatherwick (Design); Angelina Jolie Pitt (Entertainment/Film); Miuccia Prada (Fashion); Karl Ove Knausgaard (Literature); and Stewart Butterfield (Technology).
For the first time in the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fundís 12-year existence, three designers were awarded with top honors at the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund Gala, earning them $300,000 and a yearís mentoring. This year's honorees included Aurora James of Brother Vellies, Jonathan Simkhai and Rio Uribe of Gypsy Sport. Karlie Kloss, Lorde, Diane von Furstenberg, Amanda Seyfried, Zac Posen, Demi Moore, Lake Bell, Zachary Quinto, Tory Burch, and Christian Louboutin were among guests who gathered at Spring Studios in New York City to pay tribute to the honorees.
Each year, Patricia Hurley, owner of Little Lucy's Canine Couture, hosts a Halloween Pet Parade through Southampton Village that benefits Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF). Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the 2015 march through town garnered its greatest crowd yet.
Montblanc and The Cinema Society hosted an advanced screening of Roadside Attractions & Lionsgate's "Miss You Already" at the MoMA in New York City. The viewing was attended by the film's stars Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore, as well as Barrymore's hubby Will Kopelman and sister-in-law "Odd Mom Out" creator and actress Jill Kargman. Other guests included Michael Stipe, Julie Henderson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nicole Miller, Nico Tortorella, Alysia Reiner, Edward Norton, and Tyson Ritter, who performed during an after party at SixtyFive.
The Fashion Group International hosted its annual Night of Stars Gala: "The Revolutionaries" at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The evening brought out several fashionable celebs and designers, including Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Katie Holmes, Meryl Streep, Zachary Quinto, Michelle Monaghan, Simon Doonan, Allison Williams, Jason Wu, Diane Kruger, and Wes Gordon.