The art was amazing, the drinks were strong, the patrons were cute… that alone makes for a good party. But GenArt's annual benefit upped the ante with fab guests, all turning out to support the (sadly!) fledgling arts organization. Designers Rebecca Taylor and Zac Posen, whose careers were launched by GenArt, were there, along with Project Runway winner Christian Siriano. I heard William H. Macy and Adrian Brody were in the house, too (undoubtedly sequestered in the VIP section–briefly), along with the most swoon-worthy guest I can think of… Ralph Macchio! (I'm not the only one still harboring Karate Kid fantasies am I? Anyone?)
And what would a swanky NYC event be without a little love from some reality TV stars? Whitney Port, Olivia Palermo and Erin Lucas were all there (along with tons of cameras, natch). While not privy to the deets of the throwdown, suffice it to say you can look forward to more catfights next season! Oh, and Real Housewife Alex McCord was out, along with her leather-pants-loving husband Simon.
All told, the benefit hosted 1,300 guests, raising $150,000 for GenArt. Want to be in on the next one? Join GenArt for access to fabulous events (and reality TV stars!) in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.
– Becky Ellis
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