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NEW YORK — The Cinema Society’s screening of Thomas Bezucha’s new film, “The Family Stone,” on Monday night at the Tribeca Grand felt like a very fashionable Thanksgiving, as an intimate group of models, designers, editors and long-lost castmates gathered to celebrate Sarah Jessica Parker’s first film since donning her last Manolo Blahnik for “Sex and the City.” Good thing, too, for while many people loathe holiday family gatherings, Parker revels in them.

“Any bit of time my family is able to carve out to be together, we’re happy,” said the star, who cohosted the screening with Oscar de la Renta. Parker was decked out in one of his latest frocks, but the designer’s tight waistlines don’t deter her from digging into the scalloped oysters and eggnog that are traditions at her holiday spread. “We’re a family of eaters!”

After laughing and crying their way through the film, guests including Ivanka Trump, Bee Shaffer, Candace Bushnell, Moises de la Renta, Amy Sacco, Marjorie Raein, Jennifer Creel, Tory Burch, Marina Rust, Jane Lauder, and Helen and Tim Schifter headed to the after party upstairs.

“It’s so much fun flirting with Mr. Big,” exclaimed Tiffany Dubin. Just then, Chris Noth, who earlier had caught up with his former competition Mikhail Baryshnikov, passed by and whispered into her ear, provoking a fit of giggles.

Trudie Styler was also in a jovial mood, and why wouldn’t she be, considering she was in head-to-toe Chanel, courtesy of her husband, Sting?

“He bought this for me in Paris,” Styler said, gesturing at her brand-new monochromatic dress. And though she was in the French capital during the spring collections, Styler had more important pursuits. “I didn’t make it to the shows. We were there on a date.”

This story first appeared in the November 10, 2005 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Sex and the city, indeed.

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