Jamie Foxx, Tepper, Leon Black, Gary Cohn: Hamptons SceneAmanda Gordon
Appaloosa Management’s David Tepper started his Saturday night chatting with Richard Perry in Perry’s North Haven backyard, before Taylor Dayne sang “Prove Your Love.”
Tepper also talked to the designing Olsen twins about bike trips and hung out with Gary Cohn, president of Goldman Sachs, then left to join Paul Tudor Jones and Leon Black at Ron Perelman’s estate in East Hampton.
There, Jamie Foxx instigated a dance-off between Chris Christie and John McCain. Sting and Pharrell Williams performed, and Jack Nicholson, Jon Bon Jovi, Robert De Niro and Paul McCartney were on hand.
When it was over, Tepper could go home to his new house in Sagaponack, built on the site of the former home of his former Goldman Sachs colleague Jon Corzine.
Tepper was not alone in his itinerary: Donna Karan also attended both the Party for Pink, for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Apollo in the Hamptons benefit for the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Being around the Party for Pink’s fashion people (including Lisa Perry, who wore one of her own designs, a long white dress with a pink stripe down the side) seemed to rub off on Tepper.
“Who’s that woman in the very bright pink dress over there? She looks familiar,” he said. It was model and actress Molly Sims (wearing Lisa Perry).
Goldman’s Stacy Bash-Polley, who was named head of client relationship management and strategy in the Americas on Aug. 6, got a hug for her work on the event from Robert Kapito, co-president of BlackRock. (She sported pink in her Lanvin necklace.)
And yard-wide cheers came for Maria Baum, who willed the event into being with her idea of a paddle board race for breast cancer research, which took place that morning.
It was a full day: Hillary Clinton signed books for Rufus Wainwright and others at BookHampton in East Hampton. Mort Zuckerman played for the writers’ team in the East Hampton Artists & Writers Celebrity Softball Game.
Foxx, at the Apollo benefit chez Perelman, joked about Republicans dancing in the Hamptons (easily interpreted by some in the room as a reference to their fundraising moves).
Parents were on the dance floor too, at the Children’s Museum of the East End’s Arabian Nights gala, inspired by the event’s belly dancers and fire throwers -- or just the fact that the kids were tucked in at home.
Guests included private-equity man Lawrence Guffey and his wife Lucy, a CMEE board member; Adam Taetle of Barclays and his wife Andrea; Edward Kovary of EarlyBirdCapital and his wife Lauren; and AQM Capital founder Joel Moser, a museum co-vice president, and his wife Wednesday Martin, an author.
The museum, which is so good at showing children a fun time, had clearly given thought to providing the same for parents. A drinking game was printed on the back of the mini-golf course’s score card: “First to get stuck in a sand trap, takes a shot.” Hitting a ball out of bounds was penalized with a shot of booze, too.
At the casino games, Peter Wallace of Blackstone Group and Jennifer Wallace, a writer, turned $2 into $960 in play money.
“Oh, we’re fake rich,” Jennifer Wallace said as she waved her voucher.
Back at the Party for Pink, Leonard Lauder, who’s definitely not fake rich and whose Cubist paintings are being readied for an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, spent some of his time bidding on auction items, like a paddle board designed by his niece, Aerin Lauder.
Cohn’s pink button-down stayed pristine as he sampled pasta and pizza with his family. His wife, artist Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn, designed one of the most beautiful paddle boards on auction and competed in a six-mile paddle race.
Real-estate developer Michael Rudin and his wife of 14 months, Sabrina, a juice-bar entrepreneur, skipped a friend’s clambake to hit a trifecta of benefits: the Party for Pink, the Bow Wow Meow Ball for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, and the Apollo’s event, where, in their opinion, Christie’s hip swings won over McCain’s robot moves.
Meanwhile in Amagansett, Jason Binn, the founder and chief executive officer of DuJour Media Group, held a housewarming party with a Tuscan theme that included a row of Cypress trees.
The Brunello Cucinelli fashion label was his sponsor and his co-host was wife Haley, who purchased the house without her husband having even seen it after selling their previous home in Southampton.
The move was a big transition that Binn has been adjusting to well (“I have not been out to Southampton once,” he said.)
A testament to his newfound Amagansett loyalty was his presence Sunday night at the Peconic Land Trust’s At the Common Table dinner. Guests came together at the event’s eponymous single long table, set in an apple orchard at Quail Hill Farm.
The meal by 10 different East End chefs included Iacono Farm chicken liver pate and a “dock to dish” bowl of clams and scallops in a tomato, fennel and white wine broth, good to sop up with Carissa’s Breads.
It was easy to absorb community spirit too. Jack Mazzola of Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee, without a moment’s hesitation, agreed to supply hot chocolate for the Summer Family Film Festival at the Southampton Arts Center. All Anne Chaisson, the executive director of the Hamptons International Film Festival, had to do was ask.
Alec Baldwin played with his daughter during the Common Table meal until the necessity of a diaper change called them away. Before that, Baldwin stopped by Scott Chaskey, the director of Quail Hill Farm.
“This is the best event out here all year, my friend,” Baldwin said.