Unbuttoned at the Soho Grand

The Soho Grand hosted a party after the Pamella Roland-sponsored screening of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

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On Thursday night, Taraji P. Henson, Chace Crawford and Lauren Bush gathered at the Soho Grand after a Cinema Society and Pamella Roland-sponsored screening of “The Curious Case Benjamin Button,” which was nominated for a Best Motion Picture Golden Globe award earlier that day.

The crowd’s mix of old and young was appropriate, given the fact the film stars Brad Pitt as a man who ages in reverse. The subject matter prompted many in the crowd to ponder their own maturity.

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“I’m no grandma,” declared 40-year old club queen Amy Sacco. “I act like I’m in my mid-20s. I’m still doing this, aren’t I?”

Cynthia Rowley also confessed to being young at heart. “I feel like I’ve regressed as I’ve gotten older,” said the designer, who holed up in a booth for most of the party with pal Charlotte Ronson, two decades her junior. “I’m in the prime of my life,” Rowley continued. “And it’s been a very long prime.”

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On Wednesday, Vanessa Traina, Alexander Wang and Jen Brill helped Davinia Wang and Ryan Korban celebrate the first anniversary of their TriBeCa shoe store Edon Manor, while uptown, Miu Miu feted its new 57th Street flagship with a tastefully quiet affair. Claire Danes and Ciara mixed in seamlessly with the fashion editors and minidress-and-tights-clad girls who wandered the three-story boutique admiring bejeweled shoes as techno music reverberated.

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