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Chanel Pulls an All-Nighter at the Library


On Thursday evening, while most of the fashion flock was off worshiping Gucci Resort at Westminster Abbey in London, New York stay-cationers attended Chanel‘s fine jewelry dinner at the Public Library. Guests included actresses Rose Byrne, Dakota Fanning, and Amanda Peet, plus Girls cast members Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke, who were both in town filming the series’ last season. Rising star Amandla Stenberg rubbed shoulders with Jerry Seinfeld, and model Louise Parker was still glowing from Chanel’s show in Cuba. “I don’t really read for pleasure that much, which is a bad, bad thing,” admitted Fanning while standing next to the library’s rare book collection. “I have to read so much for work.” Williams, however, was eager to list all the books she was reading this summer, including “Circling the Sun,” and “Eligible”—Curtis Sittenfeld’s “Pride and Prejudice” meets “The Bachelor” novel. She is also re-reading “Dangerous Liaisons” for reasons she couldn’t say. Williams’ co-star, Kirke, however is solely focused on trying to finish “The Idiot,” by Dostoyevsky. “I was really gung-ho for the first 200 pages,” she said. “And then…”

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Rose Byrne. Photo by BFA.

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Allison Williams. Photo by BFA.

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Amanda Peet. Photo by BFA.

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Dakota Fanning. Photo by BFA.

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Amandla Stenberg. Photo by BFA.

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Audrey Gelman. Photo by BFA.

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Leigh Lezark. Photo by BFA.

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Natasha Lyonne. Photo by BFA.

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Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld. Photo by BFA.

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Leigh Lezark, Laura Love, Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, and Ruby Aldridge. Photo by BFA.

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Hailey Gates. Photo by BFA.

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Louise Parker. Photo by BFA.

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Jemima Kirke. Photo by BFA.

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Lauren Santo Domingo. Photo by BFA.

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Lee lee Sobieski. Photo by BFA.

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Haley Bennett. Photo by BFA.

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Rainey Qualley. Photo by BFA.

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Vanessa Traina and Victoria Traina. Photo by BFA.

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Wendi Murdoch. Photo by BFA.

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Caroline Sieber. Photo by BFA.

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Jill Kargman. Photo by BFA.

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Ruby Aldridge, Laura Love, and Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor. Photo by BFA.

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Rose Byrne. Photo by BFA.

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Hannah Bronfman. Photo by BFA.