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July 22 2014

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3 posts tagged "John Slattery"

Weeknight Update with Seth Meyers

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If Seth Meyers’ introduction at last night’s 7th Annual Charity Ball is any indication, flattery will, in fact, get you everywhere. During yesterday evening’s festivities at the 69th Regiment Armory, the comedian opened with, “As many of you know, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was recently held here. But I have to say, you guys look better.” The result? A cool $3 million raised for Charity: Water, a group that funds clean water programs in Kenya, Ethiopia, and India.

Sadly, generosity alone doesn’t qualify one for VS Angel status, but actress Sophia Bush is doing her darnedest to earn wings of another sort. “My family decided to forgo Christmas presents this year, so I just purchased a well in their name instead,” she said.

Guests like Fern Mallis, Giovanna Battaglia, Mad Men‘s John Slattery, Anne Vyalitsyna, Jessica Lowndes, and DJ Chelsea Leyland joined 1,800 partygoers to rally for the cause. But it was 90210‘s Jessica Stroup who went the extra mile, or rather, miles for Charity: Water. “After taking a trip to Ethiopia last year, I know our efforts will make an impact. I was really impressed to see that 100 percent of the donations are going exactly where they’re needed.” Also on her travel radar? Costa Rica, where she’ll spend the upcoming holiday. “I’m only packing swimsuits! And scripts for the show, of course.”

Photo: Johnny Nunez/ Wireimage

In A Pickle, A New Report On Retail’s Heavy Hitters, Kate To The Stage, And More…

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Because—sigh—we’re still interested in such things despite our better judgment, we must dutifully report that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is dressing up as a sexy pickle for Halloween. (She has an avowed appetite for the things.) Our suggestion for next year: turnip. [WWD]

A new feature on the financial-management site Mint.com allows users to see the average amount spent at various stores nationwide, based, it says, “on data aggregated anonymously from over 4 million Mint.com users.” The top shop for clothes/accessories/jewelry in New York? Prada, with an average per-visit spend of $639.87. [Data.Mint.com via Fashionista]

Kate Moss, who is no stranger to a microphone—she’s been guesting on albums and warbling for as long as she’s been dating rockers—took to the stage in Qatar, where she belted out Gershwin’s “Summertime” to an appreciative crowd. [Page Six]

And he may be a fictional character, but that’s not stopping him from releasing a book of his wit and wisdom. Sterling’s Gold by Mad Men‘s Roger Sterling—a.k.a. silver fox John Slattery—comes out mid-November. In recent episodes of the show, Sterling’s been shown struggling to complete it; looks like he’s just about wrapped it up. [Arts Beat]

Hermès, Bringing The People Together

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It wasn’t the difference between night and day, but it might’ve been the difference between night and a different night. To fête its new men’s store on Madison Avenue, Hermès devised an evening in two parts. First, the luxury label invited a few of its uptown celebrities and clients to the sleek, multilevel emporium for Champagne and polite conversation, much of it in French. There went Martha Stewart, Cindy Adams, Mad Men‘s John Slattery, and Talia Balsam. Representing youth was Katie Holmes, surely the stateliest wife-and-mother ever to get her start on a WB teen drama. Then, after a quick clink of the glasses, the guests hopped town cars to the labyrinthine Park Avenue Armory for part deux: the after-party, an event several months, and not a few euros, in the making.

The Armory had been transformed just for this one night into an extraordinary series of themed rooms. There was a cabaret club complete with dinner service; a fully stocked game room (pictured); a “library” with shelves of books, their pages painstakingly hand-tinted different shades; and a harbor-front “travel room,” complete with roped gangways and the distant squawk of seagulls. There were oysters, lobster, dim sum, real linen napkins. And all this to be dismantled and disappear at the stroke of midnight.

“I feel like this is the downtown table,” Surface 2 Air creative director Gordon Hull said from his perch in the cabaret room, and so it was—a cool downtown breeze blew through the after-party, thanks in part to stylist Julie Ragolia, who helped Hermès wrangle more than a few young art stars to attend. Agathe Snow, Todd DiCiurcio, and Gavin Russom were milling about, as was Fischerspooner’s Casey Spooner. Genevieve Jones and model Lyle Lodwick swept through the rooms, though finding friends posed a slight problem, as no one could agree on what to call any particular one. (“I’m in the rave room!” someone called out. Which?)

But it was the themeless central room that eventually devolved into the closest approximation of a rave, as a DJ set off a raucous dance party that united uptown and downtown. The androgynous male model and club kid Martin Cohn—downtown, you might say, in the flesh—even drew an appreciative crowd of more traditionally turned-out spectators as he danced furiously in a latex sheath, sequined dress, and a pair of Olivier Theyskens’ famous towering, sickle-shaped platforms from the designer’s last season at Nina Ricci. “I have three pairs,” Cohn cooed. “They’re soo comfortable.”

Photo: Matthew Carasella