The brightest minds from the film, literary and social circles gathered in an Indian tent erected at Manhattan's House of Waris Tea Room for Playboy's Salon, in commemoration of a recent translation by Lydia Davis of Flaubert's Madame Bovery, which is featured in September's issue of Playboy.
Great scribes at the soiree last week included Jonathan Ames, Jay McInerney, Sloane Crosley, Hari Kunzru, James Sanders, Paul Haggis and Playboy's executive literary editor, Amy Grace Loyd.
Filmmakers Jamie Johnson, and Dr. Henry Jarecki were spotted enjoying a few drinks, while some of the most prominent names from New York's social scene at the bash included Helen Lee Schifter, Lauren Remington Platt, Peter Davis, Edward Chapman, Annabelle Vartanian, Bonnie Morrison, Nina Fruedenberger, Kristian Laliberte and Melissa Berklehammer.
Gorgeous model/ Boardwalk Empire star Paz de la Huerta celebrated the occasion in a Marchesa dress, and later in the night read an excerpt from Madame Bovary.
Others on hand included DJ's Rachel Chandler and Nate Lowman, as well as Yigal Azrouel, Todd Eberle, Mazdack Rassi, Adi and Gabi of 3ASFOUR, and architect Christan Wassman.
Gerard Butler surfaced at an after-party at the Boom Boom Room, where Playboy's editor Jimmy Jellinek was seen chatting it up until the wee hours with guests.