GILDED LEATHER: The Domino magazine reader — or, rather, those lucky enough to be invited to their parties — will remember the stylish fashion week fetes at Allison Sarofim’s Bank Street home or cocktails at Tom Delavan’s place on Ninth Street. When Domino shuttered, Delavan’s home became the site of the magazine’s final tag sale, when fans lined up around the block for a chance at the publication’s merchandise, sold at steep discounts.

On Wednesday, a new era of shelter-related cocktail parties kicked off at Delavan’s home to celebrate the relaunch of Gilt Home, where he serves as editorial director. There were quite a few familiar faces, including former Domino editor in chief Deborah Needleman. Nate Berkus, who arrived with Brad Goreski, spent the evening chatting with Bunny Williams about design and their latest projects, while Hamish Bowles was striking a pose for the photographer. And Kevin Sharkey, who had asked for a plus-one to the party earlier that day, showed up with Martha Stewart, who had everyone talking about her skintight leather pants.

This story first appeared in the October 21, 2011 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Miles Redd, the interior design/creative director for Oscar de la Renta Home, showed up in a tuxedo and started tap dancing. When guests complimented him on his tux after the impromptu performance, he simply replied, “If you’re overeducated, you can be overdressed.”

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