Party Photos: Toronto Film Fest, VMAs, Fashion Night Out and Joel McHale
Soho House Toronto opened just in time for TIFF and thanks to Grey Goose, is fueling a series of high starpower soirees that got in to gear on Friday night. Keira Knightley channels fashion week as Jude Law finds a quiet corner at their “Anna Karenina” party, on Sept. 7.
Definitely not quieter? Skirllex (2nd from right), who himself starred in a movie earlier this year, the Grammy-sponsored “Re:Generation Music Project.”
After hours, it was Harvey Weinstein and Jason Reitman mixing with Skrillex.
A team for “Imogene”: Paul Haggis with Trudie Styler, and the “suicidal playwright” in the lead, Kristen Wiig. (Photos by Alexandra Wyman.)
Socialite-turned-designer Nicole Richie, Macy’s President/CEO Terry Lundgren, and Sharon Stone backstage before the 30th annual Macy’s Passport presents Glamorama, a massive $30 million fundraiser for Aids Project LA and Project Angel Food on Sept. 7. Both Richie (who has an “Impulse” line with Macy’s) and Lundgren jetted in from NYC’s Fashion Night Out to make it to the Orpheum downtown in time.
If Cirque du Soleil did a fashion show, it would look like this. Choreographer Myron Johnson overwhelmed live musical performances by Robin Thicke (bottom center) and Karmin with 90 minutes of multi-media sensory overload while serving up the retailer's fashion lines as dessert.
Mr. Richie, Joel Madden, points out the guy who would emerge from the crowd (at right) midway through the Glamorama show to soak in applause for his Sean John line. (Macy's Passport Photos by Stefanie Keenan and Kevin Winter.)
To celebrate his 60th birthday, the “W” in BWR, Larry Winokur, performed his one man show “Packing for Heaven” at the Groundlings theatre on Saturday night. BWR Managing Director Ron Hofmann produced and directed the un-ironic show, which drew a standing ovation from friends, family, and colleagues. (Photo Kelly Striewski/BWR)
Michael Eisner (far left, with Janet Jackson) came to support Ralph Lauren offspring Dylan Lauren (top right, in center) as she opened up a west coast branch of her popular NYC sweet-spot, Dylan’s Candy Bar on Saturday. Ms. Jackson – not nasty, but sweet - had hundreds of Grove-rovers creating a fishbowl effect at the Farmer’s Market, pressed up against the glass walls trying to snag a photo (bottom right). Comic couple Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen sandwich Lauren. (Photos by John Sciulli.)
Dwayne Wade got Anna Wintour to (almost) smile at QVC’s Fashion’s Night Out in New York. (Photo by Seth Browarnik/QVC.)
The One Direction “shriek-volume” surpassed all others inside the Staples Center during the Video Music Awards show. Fellow boy banders The Wanted’s consolation prize was a meet-and-greet with the Fab 5 Women’s Gymnasts at Xbox’s 2012 NBA Baller Beats lounge across the street.
Gasp! Music! Karmin performed at the Xbox after party. (Photos by Tiffany Rose.)
Two music magicians at In Touch’s Icons & Idols party: Managers Larry Rudolph (Britney Spears, DJ Pauly D) with recent New Yorker profile subject Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jespsen, The Wanted.) The electronic-cigarette-smoking Mike Fleiss rounded out the exec category at the Bar Marmont space that was flooded with a tsunami of reality show casts.
Esquire’s Todd Simons, honoree Kaskade, and House of Hype producer Sam Keywanfar at ‘Hype’s’ VMA after party at the Beverly Hills Hotel. (Photo by Michael Bezjian.)
Ryan Seacrest’s productivity overdrive has rubbed off on his new comedy costar, Joel McHale. (center, at a Thursday screening lunch at the W Residences.) Sandwiched around his first two-week vacation since 2004 (where McHale says his seven-year-old got naked in business class), the “Community” star wrote and starred in the series of longform Ford "Random Acts of Fusion" ads, featuring the two E! hosts’ rivalry. They shot parts in Seacrest’s personal office, while Seacrest cheated some of his singles from a mock-set in London during the Olympics.
Will this be the breakout quirky face of the fall season? “The New Normal’s” Bebe Wood chows down at PaleyFest’s advance screening. (Photo by Kevin Parry.)
Peter Roth, Sophia Bush and showrunners Max Mutchnick and David Kohan at PaleyFest’s preview of CBS’ “Partners” on Thursday night. (Photo by Kevin Parry.)
Costars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt at the new Soho House in Toronto on Sept. 6. Grey Goose hosted the party for their upcoming film “Looper.” (Photo by Alexandra Wyman.)