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The New York iteration of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrated its opening last night with a party in the new SoHo space. Attendees like Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner and Theodora Richards (left) mingled with Taylor Momsen, Molly Sims, Matthew Modine, Ciara, David Foote, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Liz Lange, and Ryan Locke, listened to performances by Debbie Harry and Dave Mason, and inked their names on a plywood wall. [Paper, Wireimage, PMc, GoaG]

♦ The 18th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were held at Cipriani Wall Street last night, where the long list of attendees and honorees included Harvey Weinstein, Sheila Nevins, Marisa Tomei, Michelle Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Terrence Howard, Sean Penn, Ethan Hawke, Jennifer Esposito, Mickey Rourke, Patricia Clarkson, Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Evan Rachel Wood, Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky, Dennis Hopper, Jeff Goldblum, Amy Adams, Aasif Mandvi, Rosemarie DeWitt, Melvin Van Peebles, Rebecca Hall, Gus Van Sant, and Mira Nair. [Wireimage, PMc, Jezebel]

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♦ AIDS International commemorated World AIDS Day on Monday by honoring Mario Testino at its eighth-annual My Hero Gala at Guastavino's. Attendees included Lazaro Hernandez, Jack McCollough, Richard Chai, Margherita Missoni, Philip Crangi, Narciso Rodriguez, Lily Donaldson, and Patricia, Adriana, and Claudia Cisneros, while Fabiola Beracasa (left, with Testino) served as the gala's master of ceremonies. [PMc, Wireimage,]

GQ held its Men of Style party at Louis Vuitton's Fifth Avenue store last night, where the mostly-male crowd included the likes of Ed Westwick, Peter Hunsinger, Dan Abrams, Eric Mabius, Richie Rich, Sandra and Eric Ripert, Keith Bloomfield, Brendan Monaghan, Antony Todd, and Peter Marino. [PMc, GoaG]