PARTIES

Party People: Play Ball


Photographer: Alexis Dahan

Galas, Operas, and designer-perfume launches keep New York’s social set swirling.

Fashion brands love a photo op, and New York boldfacers love a camera. Why not combine the two? Yves Saint Laurent injected a bit of youthful cool into the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night of Manon. Among Met matriarchs like Barbara Walters, Ann Ziff, and Mercedes Bass was a Golden Globes–worthy room of celebs: January Jones (minus the fat suit), Chloë Grace Moretz, and Emma Roberts, to name a few. Not to be left behind, Salvatore Ferragamo enlisted It girls galore (the Richards sisters, Charlotte Ronson, Michelle Harper) to toast its new fragrance, Signorina, at a dinner and afterparty at Julian ­Schnabel’s Palazzo Chupi building, where I Blame Coco (aka Coco Sumner) performed. And Giorgio Armani lured Liam Neeson to the Museum of the City of New York’s Winter Dance, where Neeson said of his outfit: “Everything’s Armani—­including the underwear.”

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Michael Stipe and Patti Smith

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January Jones

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Shannan Click and Behati Prinsloo

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Julie Macklowe and Zang Toi

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Mercedes Bass

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Chuck Close

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Dree Hemingway

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Patricia Clarkson

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Emma Roberts

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Trevor and Chloë Grace Moretz

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Amber Heard

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Alexandra Lebenthal

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Zani Gugelmann and Jennifer Creel

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Liam Neeson and Jamie Tisch

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The dinner scene at the Plaza hotel

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From left: Rachel Chandler, Alexandra Richards, Bianca Balti, Stella Schnabel, Theodora Richards and Lauren Remington Platt

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The scene at dinner

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Emma Roberts

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Eugenia Silva