“I posed nude, but I chickened out and couldn’t look at myself,” Frankie Rayder wailed, covering her eyes with her hands, Thursday night at the Park’s penthouse, the site of the after-party for sculptor Robert Graham’s opening at the Earl McGrath Gallery. Rayder, along with Lauren Bacall, Gwyneth Paltrow and Anjelica Huston (Graham’s wife) — all of whom kept their clothes on — served as subjects for Graham’s latest project, a series of graphite sketches of the female body.
Between greeting the arrivals of old friends like Bacall, Harrison Ford and Lauren Hutton, Huston confessed that the sitting was her first ever for her husband.
“It’s a long time in one position,” she laughed. “I’m used to taking photos.”
Ann Jones, who snatched up a sketch of Huston earlier, grabbed Ford — fresh off the set of “The Widowmaker” — by the hand and introduced him around the room.
“My new boyfriend,” giggled Cynthia Rowley after her Ford encounter.
The lavish attention proved too much for the movie star, who rested his chin on a male friend’s shoulder at the end of the night and mouthed one word into his ear.
The previous night, a pack of revelers filed into Bergdorf Goodman for a party for Olana, the painter Frederic Church’s Hudson Valley estate, and on to Tao following a screening of Heath Ledger’s new flick, “A Knight’s Tale.”
Meanwhile, Felicia Taylor drew gasps at the International Auto Show’s tailgate party — a benefit for the East House Settlement — when she leaped onto the hood of an Aston Martin.
“I love this car. I want this car. I need this car,” Taylor moaned, striking the classic chick-on-car pose until a security team rushed in to remove her.