STAR WARS: From Harrison Ford’s grandiose duplex overlooking Central Park West, which is currently on the market for about $24 million, guests including Diane von Furstenberg, Kelly Bensimon, Lori Goldstein, Cynthia Rowley and Kelly Rutherford toasted OpenSky’s partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America on Wednesday night. While the point of the event was to celebrate OpenSky, the shopping site that brings together tastemakers who curate their favorite products, guests couldn’t get over the apartment’s killer views. “I moved in here a week ago and thought I should have a housewarming party,” quipped OpenSky founder and chief executive officer John Caplan. “No, our production company suggested this. It’s more fun to do things in an apartment.”
Engrossed in conversation nearby, Rutherford, robed in a black Cynthia Rowley dress, interrupted herself and pointed across the room at a friend. “Is there a bun in the oven?” the actress asked. “I knew it!”
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Rutherford, a curator for the site, described some products she can’t live without, such as small blankets that her children love.
“I can’t live without my iPad and my camera,” said von Furstenberg.
Rowley, who had camped out by the door for nearly a half hour in an attempt to leave early so she could return to her studio to work on her collections for fashion week, was a bit flustered.“I purposely try to do mixed things that are not fashion items but that a fashion person would want, like a lot of the home things,” she said, smiling as she searched for words. “Uhh, I’m so distracted. I have to go back to work. I hope that made sense.”