The Big Apple celebrated another big premiere Thursday night as reality stars Alex McCord and her doting house husband Simon van Kempen hosted a rooftop viewing party to celebrate the fourth season of their wildly successful Real Housewives of New York City series.
The TV twosome, along with co-star Sonja Morgan and some lucky fans, took over the rooftop of Manhattan’s Kimberly Hotel, where friends and family sipped on cocktail concoctions and cheered to the new season, and RadarOnline.com can bring you all the exclusive details.
“Simon and I had a great time kicking the new season of Housewives at Upstairs : at the Kimberly’s rooftop bar last night,” Alex told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “Sonja Morgan joined us — and happened to be wearing the same dress by Rolando Santana, that I wore on The View earlier in the week!”
Alex said they knew in advance that Ramona Singer couldn’t make it to the festivities, but she was there in spirit – literally!
“She kindly sent over some of her Ramona Pinot Grigio! Alex shared.
“There were so many designers in one room, you’d have thought it was fashion week – we love our clothes and the hard-working creative people who make them!”
The winner of Bravo’s The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection Jeffery Williams, Project Runway alum Malan Breton, Walter Baker, Loris Diran, Robin Brouillette, Adele & Mike of Epaulet NY, Chris Keslar of John Bartlett and Rolando Santana were all on hand to toast the fourth season with Thug in a Cocktail Dress cosmos dreamt up by Double Cross Vodka and Samurai Love Sake, along with Presidente Beer.
The room erupted in applause several times throughout the evening, with a standing ovation for celebrity colorist Brad Johns’ work on Alex’s hair.
And when Andy Cohen‘s 100th episode of Watch What Happens Live began, the room collectively leapt for their Twitter feeds upon seeing castmate Jill Zarin‘s getup for the live show.
The Real Housewives of New York City airs on Bravo on Thursdays at 10 p.m.