The Week in Parties

It was the Metropolitan Opera's 125th opening night on Monday and so naturally a long list of recognizable faces trooped out for the occasion. In floor-length gowns and tuxes to walk the red carpet and watch Renée Fleming: Barbara Walters, Howard Stringer, Michael Bloomberg, Helen Mirren, Christie Brinkley, Faye Dunaway, Molly Sims, Taylor Momsen, Martha Stewart, Hilary and Bryant Gumbel, Henry Kravis, Mercedes Bass, Ann Ziff, Georgina Chapman (left), Helena Christensen, Jane Fonda, John Lithgow, Juliana Margulies, Joy and Regis Philbin, John Turturro, Parker Posey, Peggy Siegal, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, Deborah Norville, Julie Macklowe, and Tory Burch. [Park Ave Peerage, NYSun, Wireimage, PMc]

On Tuesday, the Lev Leviev and J. Mendel-sponsored Director's Council New York After Dark Party took place at the Museum of the City of New York. Gigi Mortimer, Scott Currie, Marjorie Gubelmann, Karen and Barry Kieselstein-Cord, Bronson Van Wyck, Jackie Astier, Cynthia and Dan Lufkin, Celerie Kemble, Tatiana and Campion Platt, Debbie Bancroft, Allison Rockefeller, Dave Ganek, Muffie Potter Aston, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Cristina Greeven Cuomo, Thom Filicia, Nina Griscom, Patrick McMullan, Olivia Chantecaille, Helen Lee Schifter, Vicky Ward, Jamee Gregory, Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, Jonathan and Somers White Farkas, Lisa Airan, Jennifer Creel, and Marina Rust Connor all ate, drank and pulled in $300,000 for the museum. [The Daily, Style.com, PMc]

Last night Anne Hathaway's new Jonathan Demme-directed movie Rachel Getting Married was screened by the Cinema Society and Lancome at the Sunshine Theater, followed by an after party at the Cooper Square Hotel. Joining the film's stars Hathaway, Debra Winger, and Fab 5 Freddy and its writer Jenny Lumet: Jenny's father Sidney Lumet, Andrew Saffir, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, Heather Matarazzo, Jill Hennessey, Matthew Modine, Rob Wiesenthal, Alan Cumming, Bobby Cannavale, Beth Ostrosky, Bee Shaffer, Nigel Barker, Dennis Basso, Eleanor Ylvisaker, Georgina Chapman, Alexander Weinstein, Maggie Rizer, Rachel Roy, Derek Blasberg, Steve Guttenberg, and Sigourney Weaver. [PMc, WWD]

A gathering at Michaels on Wednesday to celebrate the Lifetime movie Living Proof included the film's executive producer Renee Zellweger and its stars Harry Connick Jr., Bernadette Peters, Amanda Bynes, and Ron Perelman, as well as Trudie Styler, Christiane Amanpour, Carol Radziwill, Frederic Fekkai, Marjorie Gubelmann, Liz Smith, and Carolina Herrera. [The Daily, PMc]

The Accompanied Literary Society threw a party on Wednesday with Diesel in the penthouse of a new luxury condo building in Tribeca. In attendance: Jonathan Lethem, Jonathan Ames and Fiona Apple (still together!), Lewis Lapham, Patrick McMullan, Emma Snowdon-Jones, Anisha Lakhani, Corynne Steindler, Kristian Laliberte, Whitney Vargas, and "a gaggle of young literary types." [NYO, PMc]