Stopped by and had a wonderful and hilarious time at the afterparty for the High Line Summer Benefit. The stars were out in force! Saw Carmen Dell’Orefice, who at 78 years old, is the actual first supermodel (sorry Janice D!) on the red carpet. I overheard her announce that she is getting ready to shoot a major ad campaign for Calvin Klein, which is great since she was one of Madoff’s victims and lost a substantial amount of her hard earned model savings! (I thought her story, recounted in both a recent Vanity Fair article, was particularly awful as she was a friend of his for years. She attended birthdays, holidays, etc. with Madoff and his family and he still stole all her money! What a lowlife!)
Also spotted at the party was Gerard Butler who was being a total pratt to the photogs inside purportedly claiming that “there had been pictures all night”. Gimme a break! He is decidedly still B list, if that, and many of the partygoers and the paparazzi had no idea who he was till I told them. Spied Edward Norton but he was deep in conversation, so didn’t get to meet him. Got to chitchat for a minute with current supermodel Liya Kebede, who I recently met at another Belverdere sponsored fete. Also saw Zac Posen, Rachel Roy, Alan Cumming, Zoe Saldana, Lydia Hearst, and the always lovely, Dianne Von Furstenberg. Danny DeVito was purportedly in the house as was Jason Wu. But I, unfortunately, missed the two of them.
At the end of the night, there was a wonderful couple basically playing! Yes, playing like little kids, which was so refreshing! How often do we see adults at play?! I found the reaction to these two cavorting like this to be a real test to how positive and comfortable people were in their skins. Of course, the stars were wonderfully amused while the usual suspects – security and a very tight clipper – created a stink. Having made friends with these two delightful beings, I decided to videotape them when these two invividuals came up to try to end the joy of it all! First up, was an idiot security guard who inexplicably ordered them to stop as if they were children in school. When they ignored him, up came some silly twit from Calvin Klein’s office who demanded that I stop videotaping them, which was just plain silly and sad on her part! I mean really! The party was virtually over and isn’t it the point of a party for the guests to actually have fun?