Scene Last Night: Dimon, Kravis, Rockefeller, Kanye West, Jay-Z

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Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase.

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Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase.

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Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation, celebrating his last day as a MoMA trustee after 17 years of service, and Henry Kravis, of KKR & Co. Close

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Jill Kraus, MoMA trustee and honoree, in Dolce & Gabbana dress and purse.

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Michael Douglas and Larry Gagosian. Close

Michael Douglas and Larry Gagosian.

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Mimi Haas, David Rockefeller Jr., Susan Cohn, and David Lurie. Close

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Leelee Sobieski, standing next to her husband, fashion designer Adam Kimmel, greets MoMA Director Glenn Lowry. Close

Leelee Sobieski, standing next to her husband, fashion designer Adam Kimmel, greets MoMA Director Glenn Lowry.

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Adriana Cisneros de Griffin, vice chairman, Cisneros Group, and Anthony Rutgers, who works at Marc Jacobs. Close

Adriana Cisneros de Griffin, vice chairman, Cisneros Group, and Anthony Rutgers, who works at Marc Jacobs.

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Kathy Fuld, a MoMA trustee, and Richard Fuld, former chairman of Lehman Brothers Inc. Close

Kathy Fuld, a MoMA trustee, and Richard Fuld, former chairman of Lehman Brothers Inc.

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Kanye West.

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Maurice Elbaz spoke about the medical care he received at New York University Langone Medical Center. Close

Maurice Elbaz spoke about the medical care he received at New York University Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. David Feldman, chief of pedicatric orthopedic surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, and Alice Tisch, chairman of KiDS of NYU Foundation Inc., which supports children's health services at the center. Close

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Jessica Goldman, a nurse midwife, and Michael Weaver, COO at Blackrock Inc.

Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), and James S. Crown, chairman of First National Bank of Chicago, were among those who lingered in the Sculpture Garden at Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art last night.

Beds of red tulips and purple pansies and a reflecting pool offered an urban oasis also enjoyed by Henry Kravis, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Democrat of West Virginia, and actor Leelee Sobieski with her fashion-designer husband Adam Kimmel.

Guests toasted the honorees of the museum’s Party in the Garden, trustees Mimi Haas, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Jill Kraus, and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Daughter Adriana Cisneros de Griffin wore a pale peach and yellow dress by Marc Jacobs, while Kraus carried a red-and-black wicker Dolce & Gabbana purse.

A pair of Cartier orchid-shaped earrings, made of diamonds, amethysts and rubies graced the lobes of Cecile Perrin, wife of Cartier North America CEO and president Emmanuel Perrin.

Cartier sponsored the event, which raised $4 million. Some last-minute fundraising at a MoMA board meeting helped the museum reach that figure, Haas said during the cocktail hour.

To convince trustee Donald B. Marron to give a bit more, the diminutive Haas stood on a chair so she could speak to him at eye-level. He obliged. “She’s a good friend,” Marron said of Haas.

Inside the museum, 700 guests sat at mirror-topped tables for a meal of asparagus and truffle oil, and Niman Ranch filet mignon with small potato pancakes. The wine was from Bedell Cellars on the North Fork of Long Island.

For the finale: a concert back in the garden, featuring Kanye West in a gray hooded sweatshirt. Late in the 45-minute set, Jay-Z came on stage to perform “H.A.M.” and “Empire State of Mind.”

A Leg Up

In the ballroom of the Plaza Hotel, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) president Gary Cohn and co-founders of the Tribeca Film Festival Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff were among the rapt audience listening to 13-year-old Maurice Elbaz of Brooklyn.

“Doctors, ladies and gentlemen,” began Elbaz, on the stage of the ballroom, at the annual gala for KiDS of NYU foundation Inc., which supports children’s health services at New York University Langone Medical Center.

Elbaz recalled the leg pain that started a year and a half ago, and had him “limping and dragging” his leg. Dr. David Feldman, a chief of pediatric orthopedic surgery at the medical center, diagnosed Elbaz with Legg Calve Perthes, which had caused his hip to collapse.

‘No Fun’

Surgery a year ago was followed by a long recovery, Elbaz said: “No school, no camp, no friends, no fun, six months of torture with these titanium rods sticking out of my leg.” The result: In November he began walking again with no pain.

Dr. Feldman also works magic with donors.

“One of the first times I met David was when we went to a meeting with a potential donor,” Alice Tisch, chairman of the KiDS board said at a lectern.

“I was so completely excited that I ended up neglecting the donor and giving the money myself.”

(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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