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Matthew Mellon celebrated his 44th birthday Monday night with an intimate dinner at hotspot Socialista. His pal Dori Cooperman enlisted a crew of family and friends— some of whom have known Mellon for 20 years; others, for only two weeks— for the low-key affair, hosted by Mellon’s fiancee Noelle Reno.

“When I first met Matthew, he said he was five years younger than he is,” said the pin-thin 25-year-old Reno. Since that meeting nearly four years ago, she noted, “We’ve been through death, divorce, and rehab.”

“I’m so moved by everyone who came,” Mellon told the group, which included his uncle, Jay, Tim and Helen Schifter, Jennifer Creel, Zani Gugelmann, Alvin Valley, Gramercy Park Hotel doorman Damion Luaiye and a slew of publicists and fashion editors.

For complete coverage, see Thursday’s WWD.

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