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Scene Last Night: Edward Lampert, Sting, Abby Breslin, Lauder

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Edward Lampert, chairman, Sears Holdings Corp., and Kinga Lampert, a trustee of the Edward and Kinga Lampert Foundation.

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Edward Lampert, chairman, Sears Holdings Corp., and Kinga Lampert, a trustee of the Edward and Kinga Lampert Foundation. Close

Edward Lampert, chairman, Sears Holdings Corp., and Kinga Lampert, a trustee of the Edward and Kinga Lampert Foundation.

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Evelyn Lauder and Elton John. Lauder told some jokes, after which John called her "Tina Fey Lauder." Close

Evelyn Lauder and Elton John. Lauder told some jokes, after which John called her "Tina Fey Lauder."

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Lori Kanter Tritsch and William Lauder, chairman, Estee Lauder Cos. Close

Lori Kanter Tritsch and William Lauder, chairman, Estee Lauder Cos.

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Rob Speyer, co-CEO of Tishman Speyer, and Anne-Cecilie Speyer, a marketing consultant, in Lanvin. Close

Rob Speyer, co-CEO of Tishman Speyer, and Anne-Cecilie Speyer, a marketing consultant, in Lanvin.

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Abigail Breslin and Brenda Song. Close

Abigail Breslin and Brenda Song.

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Ladies in pink-feather costumes greeted guests as they entered the ballroom. The event was sold-out, with 1,100 guests filling tables on the ballroom floor and two tiers of balconies. Close

Ladies in pink-feather costumes greeted guests as they entered the ballroom. The event was sold-out, with 1,100... Read More

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Table settings at the party. The Mike's Hard Pink Lemonade came with a straw. Close

Table settings at the party. The Mike's Hard Pink Lemonade came with a straw.

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David Walentas, founder, Two Trees Management Co., and Jane Walentas, who restored a 1922 carousel that will be installed in Brooklyn Bridge Park in August. To outfit her husband for the Hot Pink Party, Jane Walentas dyed a Ralph Lauren bow-tie pink. Close

David Walentas, founder, Two Trees Management Co., and Jane Walentas, who restored a 1922 carousel that will be... Read More

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Darcy Miller Nussbaum, senior vice president and weddings editorial director at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; Caryn Zucker; and Lizzie Tisch. Close

Darcy Miller Nussbaum, senior vice president and weddings editorial director at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia;... Read More

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Robert Taubman, chairman, president, and CEO of Taubman Centers, Inc., and Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus, Estee Lauder Cos. Close

Robert Taubman, chairman, president, and CEO of Taubman Centers, Inc., and Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus, Estee Lauder Cos.

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Richard Garriott, game designer and astronaut. Close

Richard Garriott, game designer and astronaut.

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Sting performing a jazzy "Roxanne." The party swag bags for guests contained his CD "Symphonicities." Close

Sting performing a jazzy "Roxanne." The party swag bags for guests contained his CD "Symphonicities."

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Sting and the ladies who responded to his invitation to dance with him on stage at the Waldorf Astoria. Close

Sting and the ladies who responded to his invitation to dance with him on stage at the Waldorf Astoria.

Steven O. Newhouse, chairman of Advance.net, and his wife, Gina Sanders, vice president and publisher of Lucky magazine, embraced in the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria last night as Sting performed “Fields of Gold.”

A few tables away at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Hot Pink Party, Edward Lampert, chairman of Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD), found an interloper between him and his wife, Kinga Lampert, a chairman of the event.

Hairstylist Frederic Fekkai asked Edward Lampert to slide down a seat so he could chat with his wife, a trustee of the Edward and Kinga Lampert Foundation.

Fekkai, whose luxury hair-care product company is now owned by Procter & Gamble Co. (PG), is a director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. (MSO) Edward Lampert, an investor who earned an estimated $1.1 billion last year, according to AR Magazine, kept snapping pictures of the concert with his BlackBerry.

The party raised more than $4 million. Its 1940s glamour theme included decor featuring pink feathers -- most notably on large folding fans. Guests accessorized in pink, among them Elton John, who performed before Sting; Richard Garriott, game designer and astronaut; and Lizzie Tisch, who wore Michael Kors.

At cocktail hour, around large ice sculptures in which pink lemons were suspended, guests sampled Mike’s Hard Pink Lemonade, which has 5.2 percent alcohol.

“It’s a little sweet for me,” said Edward Lampert. “I thought it’d be stronger.”

“I can’t drink it,” said Abigail Breslin of “Little Miss Sunshine” fame, who was celebrating her 15th birthday. She shared a table with Brenda Song, who had a role in “The Social Network.”

Lemonade

Evelyn Lauder, the force behind the foundation, praised the lemonade makers, who were the event’s Hot Pink Premier Sponsor. “Thank you for turning lemons into lemonade so BCRF can turn research into a cure,” said Lauder.

“I’m already a fan. It’s a nice summer cocktail to have by the pool,” said Catharine LaPuma, wife of Edward V. LaPuma, senior managing partner of LCN Capital Partners LP.

Sting closed the party by inviting women to come on stage and dance as he performed “Desert Rose.” One of the guests at the Lamperts’ table, Coralie Charriol Paul, who had a cameo in the party scene in Oliver Stone’s “Money Never Sleeps”) bounded to the stage. Miss USA, Rima Fakih, was reluctant at first but joined in when Sting called for belly dancing (it’s one of her talents). It got rather frenzied and crowded up there.

The Lamperts stayed put. Asked if he was happy his wife hadn’t joined, Lampert replied, “I’m happy I wasn’t up there.”

(Amanda Gordon is a writer and photographer for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Any opinions expressed are her own.)

To contact the writer on this story: Amanda Gordon in New York at agordon01@bloomberg.net or on Twitter at @amandagordon.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at mhoelterhoff@bloomberg.net.

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