Alan Cumming performs.
Jennifer Carpenter and Anouck Lepère
Salman Rushdie and Michael Stipe
THE PARTY In a flowing Derek Lam dress, South African model Topaz Page-Green, together with her charity (dedicated to feeding impoverished students in her home country), hosted a bookfair fundraiser in the Piemonte room of Del Posto restaurant. The goodwilled auction drew the support of Sir Ben Kingsley, who donated a collection of his favorite film quotes, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who contributed a series of handwritten quotes, and Chuck Close, whose original photo series fetched $110,000. THE PLAYERS Lydia Fenet of Christie’s directed the live auction, as the intellectual set of guests dined on lobster caviar sandwiches and tuna radish rollatini from chef Mark Ladner. As the evening rolled on, Alan Cumming (rocking a pair of plaid pants) took the stage for a crowd-pleasing performance of tunes by Katy Perry, Adele and Lady Gaga. Photos by Adriel Reboh/Patrick mcmullan company; photo of Salman Rushdie and Michael Stipe by Kevin Mazur