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Hard bodies, celebs and fashionably dressed friends of Coach partied past sunset on New York’s High Line Tuesday night.
A carnival-themed soiree, replete with a dunk tank, shirtless male models, a contortionist and jugglers, greeted the likes of Naomi Watts, Katie Holmes, Zachary Quinto, Connie Britton and Anna Kendrick.
This story first appeared in the June 14, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Meant to kick off summer, the party also commemorated the Coach Foundation’s $5 million gift to the High Line, and a new covered passage at 30th Street on the walkway that will be named the Coach Passage.
A fan of the High Line, Watts, who wore a collared Chloé dress and carried a Coach clutch, mused about the difficulty she’s had moving away from New York and back to Los Angeles.
“You miss that personal connection with people,” she said.
Also wearing Chloé — a flowy, one-shouldered white toga dress — Holmes preferred to chat about her summer rituals.
“I like making blueberry pies in the summer,” she said from behind a pair of oversize tortoise-shell sunglasses.
Asked about her beauty and fitness regime, Holmes deadpanned: “Blueberries…and going to the gym.”
“I like a good Margarita,” said “Nashville” actress Britton. “It’s a really important pursuit of the summer.”
New “Saturday Night Live” cast mates Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong and Tim Robinson enjoyed cocktails and snapped photos while waiting for their turn in the fortune teller’s booth.
Kendrick talked about current projects and mused about her somewhat tenuous relationship with fashion.
“If it were up to me, I would literally wear purple sweatpants and purple thermals and purple socks every day,” the pint-size actress said with a grin. “But obviously I can’t.”