The Friday Party Report

A recap of the last few days in benefits and parties—including the Frick Collection's Young Fellows Ball, above—is after the jump.

The Friday Party Report

At the Frick Collection's Young Fellows Ball last night, Ivanka Trump served as jewelry sponsor, while fellow sponsor Monique Lhuillier dressed 20 ladies for the big occasion. Guests included 30 Rock's Katrina Bowden, actress Lake Bell, Emma Bloomberg, Christian and Gillian Hearst Simonds, Spencer Morgan and Alexis Bryan, Joann Pailey, Allison Aston, Lydia Fenet, Elizabeth Saint-Amand, Zani Gugelmann, Byrdie Bell, Kate Schelter, Lauren Remington Platt, Bronson Van Wyck, Maggie Rizer, Sylvester and Gillian Miniter, Meredith Melling Burke, Emma Snowdon-Jones, Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond, Kuwaiti royals Sheikh Ahmad and Alanood Al-Sabah, Project Runway's Austin Scarlett, Annabelle Vartanian, Kristian Laliberte, Andrew Fry, Coralie Charriol Paul, Elizabeth Grimaldi, Cecilia Dean, and a reunited Topper and Tinsley Mortimer. [PMc, Wireimage, FWD]

The Friday Party Report

Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a gala to benefit Bent on Learning at the Stephan Weiss Studio Wednesday night. Attendees at the event, which was sponsored by Stacey Bendet's Alice + Olivia and Donna Karan's Urban Zen Foundation, included Bendet's husband Eric Eisner, Russell Simmons and Julie Henderson, Christy Turlington, Kelly Rutherford, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Allison Sarofim, Daniel Benedict and Andrew Saffir, Alison Brod, Francesco Clemente, the Beastie Boys' Mike Diamond, Ashley McDermott, Amy Fine Collins, and the founders of Bent on Learning, Jennifer Ford, Courtney McDowell, and Anne Desmond. [PMc, Wireimage]

The Friday Party Report

• The New York Botanical Garden held its annual Orchid Dinner at the Rainbow Room on Tuesday night. Guests included Gillian Miniter and designer Angel Sanchez (left), along with Gillian's husband Sylvester Miniter, Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels, Charlotte Moss, Jane Pauley, David Monn, Michael Graff, Vicente Wolf, Kitty Hawks, Susan Perkins, Lisa Newsom, Mary Davidson, Deborah Royce, Robert and Lisa Towbin, Richard and Maureen Chilton, Barry Friedberg, Liz Peek, Marlene Hess, Patrick McMullan and numerous members of the Benenson family. [PMc, Manhattan Society, FWD, GoaG]

The Friday Party Report

Tim Gunn and Simon Doonan hosted the Bailey House's 21st annual auction and party at Roseland Ballroom last night. They were joined by Sotheby's auctioneer Hugh Hildesley and attendees who included Doonan's hubby Jonathan Adler, Jane Pauley, Bill Ritter, John Bartlett, Robert Verdi, Bailey House executive director Gina Quattrochi, and drag stars Kitty Fouche, Farrah Moans, and Hedda Lettuce (left). [PMc, Wireimage]