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Blasblog: Ingrid Sischy And Her Most Intimate 60


With the exception of one crasher, who was bold enough to swoop into the seat between Zaha Hadid and Jeff Koons, it was wall-to-wall VIPs at the Waverly Inn dinner following last night’s opening of the Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion in Central Park. “Just my 60 nearest and dearest,” joked host Ingrid Sischy. Julian Schnabel, Kate Bosworth, Bruce Weber, and Amanda Harlech were among those who made the cut. Working the room alongside the former Interview editor was Karl Lagerfeld himself. We spotted him deep in conversation with Leigh Lezark, Lorraine Bracco, and Donna Karan. He was a busy man, one you had to work hard to get the ear of. Blake Lively debated with beau Penn Bagley about interjecting. “I don’t want to interrupt to say goodbye, but I can’t decide if it’s more rude to do that, or leave without saying anything at all.” (She waited a few, and then got in there.) It might have been Sischy’s dinner, but it was the Kaiser’s night. “I came for the ballet,” American Ballet Theatre costume designer Olivier Theyskens said. “But I stayed for Karl.”

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