The Friday Party Report

Valentino and Vogue co-hosted a cocktail party to benefit New Yorkers For Children at Valentino's Madison Avenue store last night. Guests included Fabiola Beracasa and Erin Fetherston (left), Fern Mallis, Tinsley Mortimer, Valesca Guerrand-Hermès, Maggie Betts, Paul Sevigny, Bebe Neuwirth, Jennifer Creel, Selita Ebanks, Alina Cho, Kate Schelter, Antony Todd, Tatiana Platt, Kevin Liles, Denise Wohl, Di Petroff, Felicia Taylor, Erica and Geraldo Rivera, Sylvester and Gillian Miniter, Dori Cooperman, Maggie Rizer, Allison Sarofim, Lydia Fenet, Vanessa von Bismarck, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Susan Shin, Tracy Stern, Melissa Berkelhammer, Stephanie LaCava, and, yes, "Real Housewife" Alex McCord and her husband Simon van Kempen. [PMc, Wireimage, VF, SF]

The Friday Party Report

• The Armory Show held its VIP and Press Preview at Piers 92 and 94 on Wednesday night, followed by an after-party at the Museum of Modern Art. Guests on hand for the art extravaganza: Sofia Coppola (left), Arden Wohl, Kim Heirston, Richard Mishaan, Jeffrey Deitch, Andres Serrano, Kim Cattrall, Mario Cantone, Michael Fuchs, Lisa Anastos, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Paul Kasmin, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, John Waters, Michael Stipe, Justin Rockefeller, Paul and Alice Judelson, Charlie Scheips, and Jack Heller. [PMc, VF, GoaG]

The Friday Party Report

• Media types gathered at Michael's on Wednesday for a cocktail event in advance of the Literacy Partners "Evening of Readings" event, which is scheduled for May. Liz Smith, Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd served as hosts. Attendees included Paula Zahn (with Smith, left), Gay Talese, Calvin Trillin, Jane Friedman, Lesley Stahl, Jerry Della Femina, Susan Magrino, Jonathan Farkas, Judy Licht, Rory Tahari, Ingeborg Rennert, Marianne Strong, Barbara Goldsmith, Mary Higgins Clark, Christopher Buckley, Gayle King, Geoffrey Bradfield, Sherrie Westin, Peter Brown, Martin Garbus, Mitchell and Nina Davidson, Patrick McMullan, and Kimberly Kravis. [PMc, VF]