May 06 2014

An Elegant Affair

New York-Party Patrol

For Charles James and his coterie, "Beautiful manners and bad behavior were the essence of chic," wrote Judith Thurman in her New Yorker profile this week. Virtually forgotten outside the fashion world, Mr. James – an egomaniacal genius who influenced fashion history immeasurably – is at last getting his dues. “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” opens May 8th at the newly refurbished Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

And where there's an opening, there's a party. And not just any party, but THE party of the year, and where do they all go after the party of the year? To The Standard of course!

Here's a taste of the insanely talented and beautiful people who dropped by The Top of The Standard.

Jay-Z, Beyoncé

Hamish Bowles

Sean Penn, Charlize Theron

Sofia Coppola

Sarah Jessica Parker

Lupita Nyong'o

Karlie Kloss

Naomi Campbell, Riccardo Tisci

Rashida Jones, Emma Stone

Francisco Costa, Anne Hathaway

Laura Mulleavy, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Mulleavy, Shailene Woodley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Olivier Rousteing

Alexi Ashe, Seth Meyers

Andrew Saffir, Daniel Benedict

James Marshall, Elettra Wiedemann

Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra

Dita Von Teese, Zac Posen

Lily Donaldson

Bianca Brandolini, Coco Brandolini, Giovanna Battaglia

Dree Hemingway, Phil Winser

Jason Wu, Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson

Olivier Theyskens, Jessica Pare, Juan Carlos Obando

Lauren Santo Domingo, Giambattista Valli

Bryan Lourd

Allison Sarofim

Ivanka Trump

Beyoncé & Solange Knowles

Ashley Olsen

Anne Hathaway

Bradley Cooper

Naomi Watts, Edward Norton

Riccardo Tisci, Jake Gyllenhaal

Kate Bosworth

Mary Kate Olsen, Derek Blasberg

Lazaro Hernandez

A$AP Rocky

All photos courtesy BFA.