We loved Diane Sawyer’s regal white at the Tonys, but at last night’s Public Theater Gala she dressed ever-so-slightly down without abdicating her throne as queen-consort of the New York theatrical scene. In popped-collar summer Oxford and splashy red skirt, Ms. Sawyer looked camera-ready–we just wish she’d enlisted Mike Nichols to hold his own jacket!
We dropped by the Beacon Theatre last night for the Tony Awards–at which Once and Clybourne Park were named best musical and play of the season, respectively. The red carpet was a busy, crowded affair, and the after-parties followed suit, with stars elbow-to-elbow in sweltering June heat. Here are a few of our favorite stars from last night and what they had to say about the evening.
the eight-day week
We’ll be swimming in Tribeca until the festival ends, so we’re taking a night off from hobnobbing to benefit world cinema to instead hobnob for children’s health. HealthCorps’s gala is to honor Diane Sawyer (thank heavens she is no longer implicated in the Good Morning America-Today grudge match, so she can stay out at night!) Read More
After a week of Armory parties, museum galas, and movie premieres, a little perspective was in order. After all, there is more to life than reporting on the cultural whims of the city’s 1%, right? (What we wouldn’t give for a dive bar to drink away our Friday night.) We compromised by going to the United Nations and celebrating International Women’s Day–a day late, but the Women in the World Conferencem of which the night was a part of, lasts 72 hours, so technically we were just celebrating outside the illusion of time–at the 3rd Annual Diane von Furstenberg Awards.
Sure, the room was jam-packed with stars eating shrimp cocktail: Ms. von Furstenberg herself, husband Barry Diller, Tina Brown, Fran Lebowitz, Diane Sawyer, Lauren Bush, Debra Winger, Oprah(tm), and, just for funsies, Jessica Alba. But the evening, sponsored by the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to honor five women from around the globe who had “demonstrated leadership, strength, and courage in their respective fields,” added an air of levity to the proceedings that might have been lacking at the Independent earlier in the week.