The Watermill Center Benefit, also known as the Hamptons' tentpole event of summer, was supposed to draw Kanye West last weekend, much as it had attracted the likes of Lady Gaga in the past. Alas, West did turn up, leaving Robert Wilson's shenanigans for Caroline Vreeland, Erik Ripert, and Jay McInerney to take in. Meanwhile, the press tour de force of "Suicide Squad" (Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, et al.) touched down in New York on Monday night, taking over the Beacon Theater and, later, Moynihan Station. Whatever your #squadgoals, here's a breakdown of the two events, here.
Location, Location, LocationWatermill: The art center's permanent home in the Hamptons.
"Suicide Squad": The Beacon Theater, followed by an after party on Moynihan Station.
Host with the MostWatermill: Creative director Robert Wilson.
"Suicide Squad": Writer and director David Ayer.
TribesWatermill: East End glitterati.
"Suicide Squad": Comic book fans.
The A-listWatermill: Maxwell Osborne, Jay McInerney, Caroline Vreeland, Alex Soros.
"Suicide Squad": Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Viola Davis.
Hilarious InterloperWatermill: Ja Rule! "Suicide Squad": Elon Musk!
Star on the RiseWatermill: The center’s summer program hosts 100 emerging artists from 28 countries, all of whom create work for the benefit. "Suicide Squad": Karen Fukuhara, who counts the film as her first on screen role.
Resident Fashion DesignerWatermill: Osborne, Jill Stuart, Nicole Miller.
"Suicide Squad": Gucci's Alessandro Michele.
Don't Call it a ComebackWatermill: Ja Rule might have lost the bidding war on a Max Gimblett piece, he performed "Always on Time" at the after party.
"Suicide Squad": What people will inevitably say about Ayer after his next film, because its reviews couldn't possibly top the abysmal notices he got for this.
Hot Couple AlertWatermill: Simon and Michaela de Pury.
"Suicide Squad": Cara Delevingne was spotted canoodling with St. Vincent.
Political StatementWatermill: Pussy Riot's anti-Trump installation.
"Suicide Squad": "Fuck Marvel!" one audience member reportedly shouted.
Best DressedWatermill: Constance Jablonski in Baja East.
"Suicide Squad": Margot Robbie in Alexander McQueen.