The Parrish Museum gives a Midsummer party.

The Parrish Museum gives a Midsummer party.

All images courtesy of PMC (all rights reserved). Jorn Weisbrodt with his companion the performer Rufus Wainwright.

In the Hampton’s social world only two or three parties are on the top notch of the bed post. One of those is The Midsummer Party of the Parrish Museum. On Saturday night (July 10, 2010), hundreds of the best descended of the Hampton’s came to salute social do-gooder Beth Rudin Dewoody and über-artist Ross Bleckner. One word of caution, when an artsy mega invitation does not list the dress code for a gala, what they are really saying is anything goes, and anything went on Saturday night.

To wit: gala co-chair Debbie Bancroft’s white python mini skirt “Yes,” she said “it’s real snake skin.” Not only was high society in the house, it seemed like a mini Fashion Week; everywhere you looked there were designers like Donna Karen, Jackie Rodgers and Phillip Lim. The divinely French, Christophe de Menil greeting Isaac Mizrahi who looked like he was wearing a winter coat and as he calls it “my grandmother’s babushka” on the hot summer night. Making his own fashion statement was designer Max Osterweis–not familiar with the name? Google his duds on Michelle Obama at the White House’s 4th of July party.

The Parrish Museum gives a Midsummer party.

Somers Farkis in a floor length liquid mercury silk gown with husband Jonathan Farkis.

The Parrish Museum gives a Midsummer party.

Donna Karan