Fall may be considered a time for renewal and fresh starts—back to school, back to real life post-vacation—but here at W, we consider fall to be party time. With Halloween on the horizon, Heidi Klum will be holding her annual bash—which is always splashy and celeb-filled, with stars dressed to the absolute nines—along with Bette Midler’s Hulaween, a celebration that brings out the best of Broadway each year. Plus, Lykke Li will be throwing a Hallow’s Eve rager of her own, at The Standard’s Boom Boom Room in New York City. Aside from the upcoming holidays, celebrities are already flocking to parties left and right, with Ziwe trying on Loewe’s balloon dress from the fall 2022 collection at Creative Time’s cocktail with the Loewe Foundation—a celebration of the former’s newest public artwork with Charles Gaines. We’re keeping track of all the best parties happening right now; check back often to stay updated on what your favorite celebrities, artists, socialites, fashion plates, and public figures are up to this fall.
The Loewe Foundation was, in fact, the co-chair for the evening, along with restaurateur and nightlife maven Jon Neidich. Industry star Myha’la Herrold stopped by with boyfriend Armando Rivera—the actress paired Loewe’s asymmetic fur skirt with a tucked-in blazer.
Helena Christensen and Waris Ahluwalia attended the party together, and spent a few minutes before the all-vegetarian dinner taking photos of one another. Christensen pulled Ahluwalia in close for a selfie before trooping over to their table to find their seats.
Nicholas Braun, who is close friends and business partners with Neidich on the Lower East Side dive-bar-slash-celebrity-favorite Ray’s, wore Loewe, too; albeit a more subdued style, seen in this graphic sweather and relaxed gray slacks.
But our favorite look of the night, hands down, was Pauline Chalamet’s dress, which bore a zoomed-in face as an all-over graphic design (commenters on Chalamet’s Instagram post, seen here, debated hotly whether the face belonged to the Sex Lives of College Girls star herself. We don’t think so, but she looked fab).
You don’t have to gamble to hit the jackpot at Bergdorf Goodman. The store is full of prizes. Though, for one night you could pretend like you were a Monte Carlo high roller. Marc Jacobs and Pat McGrath came together to host a Casino Royale-style game night. Celebrating the arrival of Jacobs’ fall 2022 runway collection, guests including Violet Chachki, Leigh Lezark and Rowan Blanchard tried their luck at the tables.
Lila Moss, a muse to both Jacobs and McGrath, shone in a striking silver gown, with an unmissable pop of metallic eye shimmer setting off her eyes.
Luckily, Moss didn’t have to reach into the pockets of the jacket she wore over her dress. The stakes that night were just for fun. Guests played for McGrath-branded fake bills and Bergdorf-branded chips.
New York City powerhouses including Hoda Kotb (pictured here with Citymeals executive director Beth Shapiro), Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Sienna Miller, and many more showed their support for the charitable organization Citymeals on Wheels with a fabulous luncheon on Thursday, November 17. The organization, which aids in the preparation and delivery of over 450,000 meals for homebound and elderly New Yorkers, raised almost $3.7 million at its 35th Annual Power Lunch—an event which, this year, honored longtime Citymeals volunteers and supporters Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager.
Bush Hager—who happens to be Kotb’s cohost on the Today Show—and Pierce Bush (right) weren’t the only ones to receive accolades. Citymeals also honored its longtime corporate partner, Bloomberg.
Derek Blasberg, who gave commentary to the crowd ahead of lunchtime, paused to pose for a photograph with Sienna Miller, who cut a stylish figure at the event in a knit vest and pinstriped button-down shirt.
Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum recording artist Wizkid celebrated his new album More Love, Less Ego at New York hot spot Indochine on November 18. The intimate dinner, sponsored by Hennessy, brought together some of fashion and music's elite for a night of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and toasts to Wizkid's continued accomplishments—including his recent sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. Hip-hop legends Busta Rhymes, Yasiin Bey "Mos Def", and fashion designer Heron Preston were among the attendees.
Rappers Yasiin Bey "Mos Def", Busta Rhymes, and radio personality Ebro Darden pose for a photo before taking their seats to enjoy steamed Vietnamese rolls, spicy beef salad, and more of Indochine's lauded cuisine.
J Balvin and Melissa Chiu
On Monday, November 14, the global musical superstar J Balvin could be seen in New York City accepting an award. But this wasn’t a Grammy (he has four) or another music-related accolade. This time, he was at the Hirshhorn Museum’s annual gala, “Artists Celebrating Artists,” being named the storied institution’s inaugural Cultural Ambassador. Alongside guests Hank Willis Thomas, director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Melissa Chiu (pictured here with Balvin), Tschabalala Self, and many more, the artist made his official move into the art world.
Balvin told W exclusively that he felt “incredibly honored” to accept the ambassadorship. “Any art form is an outlet and means of self-expression—whether you express your feelings and experiences through music, paint, drawings, or dance, you are sharing your experience and vision with the world,” he added. “And by sharing, you’re helping others who are either going through a similar journey or you’re enlightening those who wish to understand the challenges of others.” Here, he snaps a quick pic with the artist KAWS.
Hirshhorn, which aims to bring together creatives worldwide through contemporary art, celebrated its 45-year history on Monday night by throwing a proper art-world dinner party, featuring a spread of delicious eats for 400+ guests and speeches from Hank Willis Thomas and José Parlá, shown here.
Swarovski has turned New York City’s Mark Hotel—a celebrity favorite that’s notoriously the go-to spot for getting ready pre-Met Gala—into its very own winter wonderland. On November 14, the jewelry brand celebrated its new gingerbread house design—which has been affixed to the face of the hotel, transforming the space into a venerable holiday destination—with a star-studded dinner. Emily Ratajkowski, shown here, wore a sheer black ensemble with a matching, understated purse for the event.
Christine Quinn stole the night with her wintry satin look, dripping in diamonds and a matching clutch. She was joined by fellow guests Rachel Brosnahan, Jasmine Tookes, Lucy Hale, and more.
That same evening, the Museum of Arts and Design held its annual MAD Ball benefit at the museum’s home in Manhattan. This year, the multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson and the New York City gallerist Cristina Grajales received honors, each taking home the Visionary Award. They’re both pictured here (alongside the evening’s host, comedian Murray Hill; Michele Cohen; and Tim Rodgers) wearing their honorary sashes designed by the artist Beau McCall.
McCall, Elissa Auther, and Souleo were among the guests invited to the event. Not only was there a fabulous dinner and dancing portion, attendees were invited to peruse exhibitions currently on view at MAD, including Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle and Jewelry Stories—while sipping cocktails and air-kissing their fellow creative friends, of course.
During cocktail hour in the Luminaries Lounge, Timo Weiland could be found behind the DJ decks.
On Sunday, November 13th, Emily Ratajkowski joined Leset founder Lili Chemla in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood to celebrate the brand’s new shoe collection. The afternoon brought a host of fashion’s cool crowd to the Greenwich Hotel for facials, brow shaping, manicures—and of course, mimosas and pancakes.
Ratajkowski herself partook in the pampering by settling into one of the leather chairs for a facial from NYC skincare staple, FaceGym.
To ensure no food at the event went to waste, guests including actress Anabelle Dexter-Jones (shown here on the right) and Staud designer Sarah Staudinger (middle) were invited to stock up on produce and flowers used as decorations inside the venue. Rebecca Dayan, who was also in attendance, scanned the Farmer’s Market table by Alimentari Flaneur, while others grabbed handfuls of fresh local fruit and veg—no doubt to meal prep for the week ahead.
Uptown met downtown on Saturday, November 5th in New York City. To celebrate the opening of Holiday Bar, a new seafood-focused restaurant from Kyle Hotchkiss Carone (of American Bar and Saint Theo’s fame), Carone threw a dinner party for his closest friends and family. The actress Dianna Agron snapped photos of attendees from behind her film camera—including the Haim sisters and the entire cast of the new Gossip Girl series, all of whom were on hand to fete Manhattan’s latest hot spot. Here, Desus Nice, Dylan O’Brien, Jeremy O. Harris, and Andrew Maher mingle with their buddies at the table.
Whitney Peak, pictured here, was also in attendance. The party started out as a lively dinner, but turned into a festive curbside event, as guests spilled out onto the street later into the evening.
Tanya Serure, left, indulges in a lychee martini (the go-to drink of the night) while Claire Olshan checks out a book at the restaurant.
On November, Giorgio Armani opened up the Armani Ristorante at its 5th Ave store to toast the release of its Fall/Winter 2022/23 eyewear collection. Future Real Housewife Sai De Silva was on hand sporting a pair of the new releases, which reinterpert Armani’s classic frames with new colors and sustainable materials.
Creative consultant Alexander Roth was also on hand.
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the design duo behind perennial New York fashion favorite Proenza Schouler, held court in the private events space at Bergdorf Goodman on Thursday, November 3rd to celebrate their Re-Edition Anniversary collection. As most of the city’s fashion editors will tell you, a good Proenza Schouler piece is worth keeping in your wardrobe rotation for years to come, so it only makes sense that the collection that revisits past runway favorites is launching at the department store.
Friends of the brand like model Meadow Walker, photographer Pamela Hanson, style star Richie Shazam, and Colby Mugrabi joined the duo.
Stylist Kate Young and DJ Leigh Lezark both showed up in near-matching tie-dye prints form the brand. Lezark’s was a top worn with pants, while Young’s was a full-length dress.
Laila Gohar, fashion’s reigning favorite foodie, was on hand to curate the tasting menu. An amuse-bouche is never more adventurous than when it comes from Gohar, and guests could chose form items like caviar served inside an eggshell or a particularly pretty pink gelatin bite with cherry blossoms suspended inside.
Caro Daur, Zoey Deutch, Lili Reinhart, and Maria Giulia Maramotti were amongst those who turned out on October 25th to the Edition in West Hollywood to celebrate Reinhart’s anointing at the latest recipient of the WIF MaxMara Face of the Future Award.
Maria Bakalova and Kathryn Newton were amongst the young Hollywood VIPs who turned out to the party where guests danced to tunes by DJ Mia Moretti.
On Tuesday, November 1, the portrait photographer, Carlos Eric Lopez, brought together his chosen family of artists and friends to celebrate his 2nd annual Día de Muertos dinner party in Los Angeles. Here, the artist poses with two of his esteemed guests: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars queen Valentina, and Nicole Richie.
Jessica Alba, who sat to dinner next to the R&B singer Miguel, wore a floral headpiece synonymous with the holiday.
This year, the event was held at Casa de Plata, a private residence—which gave Lopez, who is of Mexican-American descent, the opportunity to go sky’s-the-limit with the decorations. Here, Vanessa Bryant poses with a larger-than-life-size skeleton statue adorned with marigolds. The flower, which is used to decorate altars and crowns during Día de Muertos, represents the impermanence of life.
Chanel brought all the girls out for a night of dinner, drinks, and dancing on October 21. To celebrate the label’s new 1932 Collection (and the 90th anniversary of Gabrielle Chanel’s first high jewelry collection), Phoebe Bridgers, pictured here, partied with Marion Cotillard, Andra Day, Whitney Peak, Greta Lee, Sosie Bacon, and many more trooped to The Lot at Formosa in West Hollywood.
The highlight of the night, without a doubt, was a performance from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Karen O, in a sparkling jumpsuit and her signature black mop top hairstyle, brought the house down...
...so much so that Maggie Rogers, pictured here in a purple jumpsuit, jumped up to dance with the aughts band’s lead singer. We guess this is Karen O’s official inauguration into the Chanel girly canon.
Meanwhile, in New York City, Ziwe and Jonathan Anderson (shown here) hit the dance floor at Golden Age Hospitality’s hot spot, The Nines, with Myha’la Harrold, Tyler Mitchell, Waris Ahluwalia, and many more. The party, a celebration of artist Charles Gaines’s first public artwork, was put on by Creative Time and the Loewe Foundation—so, of course, Ziwe opted for a look from the latter label’s fall 2022 collection: the so-called “balloon dress.”
Herrold turned up the chic factor on a Loewe bodysuit with a black blazer slung over one shoulder and super-bleached brows.
Chloe Wise and Ziwe hit the dance floor after sipping cocktails and dining on caviar.
On Thursday, October 13, Karlie Kloss, shown here, joined a bevy of stars at the former Barneys New York to celebrate the opening of Louis Vuitton’s 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition, a traveling exhibition of conceptual “trunks” designed by a slew of creative innovators (Gloria Steinem, BTS, and Frank Gehry among them) commissioned by the French fashion house.
Jaden Smith showed up to the party in one of the most unique looks we’ve seen this season to fete the exhibition, which will be on view until December 31.
Future and Lil Uzi Vert capped off the night with a performance that had the room on its feet.
On Thursday, October 12, the downtown dive known for its celebrity clientele and miles-long lines for entry, Ray’s Bar in the Lower East Side, leaned all the way in to its Southwest/biker energy. For a party hosted by Filson and Stillwater Beer to celebrate the two brands’ upcoming partnership, guests including Eli Brown, shown here, and Kathryn Gallagher noshed on pulled pork from Hometown Bar-b-que and took in a live, five-piece band. Attendees were able to shop the merch—along with an additional collaboration with Ray’s—was on offer at the party, too.
The TikTok darlings du jour, known as the East Villains, made an appearance as well—in all their tattooed glory. From left: Cody Blanc, Dylan Blanco, Matt Rossi, Codey James, and Raphael Jafri.
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