Philanthropist, Jean Shafiroff, and IFC Films hosted the New York premiere of IFC Films’ "Rebel In The Rye" at Metrograph in New York City. Attendees included Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Amy Rutberg, Brian d’Arcy James, Caitlin Mehner, Will Rogers, Jenny Ashman, director/writer Danny Strong, producers Bruce Cohen, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill, Jason Shuman, executive producers Christina Papagjika, Matthew Salloway, Ellen Schwartz, Kristen Stewart, Harry Connick Jr., Erich Bergen, Paul Haggis, Riley Keough, Brigitte Lacombe, Abbey Lee, Barry Levinson, Thomas Matthews, Jennifer Morrison, Lesli Margherita, Daphne Oz, Jim Parrack, Ben Shenkman, Tristine Skyler, Whit Stillman, Jean Shafiroff, Alina Puscau, Adam David Thompson, and Avanti Gupta.
While many spent their time air kissing inside the Hampton Classic VIP tents, many more fixated on the world class jumping. Mayor Bloomberg and Diana Taylor commandeered two tables to watch daughter Georgina. We spied him talking to Jean Shafiroff, who was sitting with Bob Chaloner at the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital table. Mary-Kate Olsen, Brooke Shields, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Mariska Hargitay, Don Lemon, Jill Zarin, Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, Rod and Judy Gilbert, CNN Political Analyst Robert Zimmerman, former New York State Assemblyman Jerry Kremer and wife Suzan were also part of the bold faced parade.
GE Smith presents PORTRAITS wrapped up at Guild Hall in East Hampton with legendary guitarist, Billy Squier, the master behind mega-hits, “The Stroke”, and "Lonely is the Night".
Electric sunglasses and Whalebone hosted an End of Summer Party celebrating the launch of the renowned artist John Van Hamersveld’s Electric Sunglass titled - The Hammer - at Atlantic Terrance in Montauk.
Hermes celebrated the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton by hosting a soiree that brought out The Real Housewives of New York Star Ramona Singer, James Lipton, and many more.
Southampton Arts Center honored its visionary Co-Chair Simone Levinson with the Champion of the Arts Award during its annual SummerFest Culinary Arts Festival. Event chairs Anke Beck-Friedrich and Juergen Friedrich, Tiffany and Claus Moller, and Connie Tarrant were joined by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and his wife Hillary, Jenny and John Paulson, Bob Colacello, Lisa Dennison, Marigay McKee and Bill Ford, Edwina von Gal, Holly Peterson, Henry Buhl, Jean Shafiroff, Diana and Joe DiMenna, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Michael Halsband, Steven Gambrel, former Congressman Tim Bishop and his wife Kathy, and newly elected Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving and his wife Ellen, and more.
Donna Karan welcomed Christie Brinkley, Alexa Rae Joel, Bruce Weber, 50 Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson, Harvey Weinstein, and Dick Cavett to her East Hampton home for a screening of The Weinstein Company's Tulip Fever in support of The Sag Harbor Partnership's Sag Harbor Cinema restoration efforts.
One of the world's most prestigious equestrian events has returned to Bridgehampton. The 42nd annual Hampton Classic Horse Show debuted to a star-studded crowd that included Mary Kate Olsen.
Rosé Season hosted the 2nd annual Rosé Rehab in the Hamptons at Topping Rose in Bridgehampton. The rosé filled Hamptons soiree brought out Summer House stars Lindsay Hubbard, Lauren Wirkus, Kyle Cooke, Carl Radke and many more, who also enjoyed hand-crafted cocktails from Gin Lane 1751.
Very few people are in favor of killing dogs and cats. Our pets are our "best friends." We feel their personalities, minds and souls. But, until the mid-80s, animal "shelters" weren't the safe havens for animals the name connotes. "Fast forward to today and Best Friends is a major national organization leading the no kill movement," John Bradham told the group that had assembled in his modern, ocean front Amagansett home for a party co-hosted with Jean Shafiroff to raise awareness for that charity. Thanks to the movement they helped start, the number of animals killed yearly has gone from 17 to two million. Best Friends seeks to get that number down to zero by 2025.