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With Memorial Day around the corner, Lorenzo Martone hosted a party for his new Martone Cycling Co. at the Paramount Hotel in Times Square last night. Marc Jacobs, Brian Atwood, and Marjorie Gubelmann—who now deejays as Mad Marj—turned out in support. “I care about how you look, the posture, and how you sit on the bike,” Martone told You can’t say he hasn’t done his research—those Dutch handlebars come in handy on a girl’s bike. “You don’t want to lean forward and fall out of your blouse!”

A few blocks away, at the MoMA, patrons came together for the annual Party in the Garden, which this year honored Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cindy Sherman, and Ellsworth Kelly. After dinner, Kelly remarked that he’s been waiting for this party for a while. “It’s immodest to say, but I always knew it would happen.” He got an inkling about fifty years ago, when the museum eagerly scooped up some of his early paintings.

—Todd Plummer

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