The Thursday Party Report

GQ held its second annual "Best New Menswear Designer in America" competition last night in conjunction witht he CFDA. Finalists like Andre "3000" Benjamin, David Mullen, Alex Carleton, Robert Geller, Sam Shipley, Jeff Halmos, and Yigal Azrouel were joined by guests like Tommy Hilfiger, Fern Mallis (left), Thom Browne, Jim Nelson, Kelly Cutrone, Phillip Lim, Derek Lam, Peter Som, Rory Tahari, Chase Crawford, Steven Kolb, Ally Hilfiger, Fonzworth Bentley, David Chu, Ryan Leslie, David Lauren, Katie Lee Joel, Glenn O'Brien, Steven Alan, Calvin Klein mens creative director Italo Zucchelli, GQ publisher Peter Hunsinger, and last year's winner, Daiki Suzuki. [PMc, NYO, FWD]

The Thursday Party Report

Interview celebrated Patrick McMullan's 20-year anniversary with a massive gathering at Elaine's on Tuesday night. Patrick was joined by guests like Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant, Iman, Desiree Gruber, Fern Mallis, Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou, Bruce Wasserstein and Angela Chao, Charlie Rose, Ann Dexter-Jones, Eric Villency and Kimberly Guilfoyle, Fabiola Beracasa, Lydia Hearst, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Hamish Bowles, Daniel Benedict and Andrew Saffir, Cornelia Guest, John Demsey, Lynn Yaeger, Richie Rich, Patrick McDonald, Susanne Bartsch, Kenny Kenny, Jake Shears, Debbie Bancroft, Douglas Hannant, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, Mary Boone, Rick and Kathy Hilton, Gayle King, Geoffrey Bradfield, Byrdie Bell, Chiara Clemente and Waris Ahluwalia, Bettina Zilkha, Jamee Gregory, Katie Ford, Cece Cord, Liz Smith, Peggy Siegal, Anne Slater, Glenn O'Brien, Sylvia Miles, Ally Hilfiger, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ron Galella, and David Patrick Columbia. Naturally, Elaine's own Elaine Kaufman was on hand, too. [PMc, NYSD, NYO, VF, FWD, GoaG]

Jessica Seinfeld hosted a benefit for her Baby Buggy foundation together with Inès de la Fressange at Roger Vivier on Madison Avenue on Tuesday night. Attendees included Amanda Cutter Brooks, Gayle King, Lindsay Price, Maggie Rizer, Anisha Lakhani, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Donya Bommer, Alina Cho, Dalia Oberlander, Fiona Rudin, and Lydia Fenet. [PMc, VF]