1 Here I am on the red carpet, which was actually black, prior to Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D version of The Great Gatsby at Lincoln Center in New York City.
2 Here I am with Peggy Siegal, New York's famed publicist. Peggy organized this exciting event and invited the star-studded audience.
3 There was an enormous crowd of press and fans.
4 Posing with Jenna Lyons - Executive Creative Director and President of J.Crew
5 I have never seen so many fans clamoring to see the stars.
6 Body guards were positioned prominently.
7 Tobey Maguire plays Nick Carraway, a Yale graduate and World War I veteran from the Midwest, who rents a small house next door to the lavish mansion of Jay Gatsby and befriends the millionaire who holds extravagant parties. Nick is also the narrator of the novel.
8 Leonardo DiCaprio is, of course, Jay Gatsby, the young, mysterious millionaire with shady business connections, who becomes obsessed with Daisy Buchanan.
9 Carey Mulligan plays Daisy Buchanan in the movie. The wife of Tom Buchanan, Daisy once had a romantic relationship with Gatsby, before she married Tom. Her choice between Gatsby and Tom is one of the central conflicts in the novel.
10 MSLO employee Kate Berry - AVP, Style Director, Weddings, enjoyed her first time on the red carpet.
11 Art Deco abounded - the style of the roaring 20s.
12 Director Baz Luhrmann being interviewed. Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo and Juliet (1996), Moulin Rouge! (2001), and Australia (2008).
13 Here I am with Craig Pearce, the Great Gatsby co-writer. Craig Pearce is Director Baz Luhrmann's longtime writing partner.
14 A shot with the lovely Carey Mulligan, who looked stunning in a vibrant red Lanvin dress.
15 Photos were being taken with all sorts of cameras.
16 Here I am with the star, Leonardo. We met a couple of times in California and he greeted me with a kiss.
17 A nice shot of me with director Baz Luhrmann
18 Carey Mulligan entering the screening.
19 Seated near me were actresses Anjelica Huston and Carey Lowell.
20 Baz Luhrmann addressed the audience, claiming he was extremely nervous.
21 Here I am in my 3-D glasses ready for The Great Gatsby to begin.
22 After the movie, guests wandered over to the nearby Plaza Hotel for a celebration in the gilded Grand Ballroom. Flappers and feather boas were everywhere.
23 Susan Magrino entering the ballroom
24 Posing with my friend Richie Notar and his wife, Jane. Richie has a new restaurant in Manhattan called Harlow.
25 Jay Gatsby would definitely have approved of the decor. There were thousands of butterflies hanging from the ceiling.
26 The chandelier was fabulous with orchids and feathers.
27 The Moët & Chandon Champagne flowed like water from vintage 1921 bottles. This giant 6-foot tall gold-tiered cake was the place to get a glass of champagne.
28 Susan Magrino, Kevin Sharkey, and Kate Berry loved the decor.
29 Posing with Amitabh Bachchan, who plays the mysterious Meyer Wolfsheim and Joel Edgerton, as Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan's old-money husband.
30 With Sacha Baron Cohen
31 Sacha's wife, Isla Fisher, plays Myrtle Wilson, Tom Buchanan's mistress, with whom he rents an apartment in the city.
32 Posing with hotelier, Vikram Chatwal
33 Tommy Hilfiger, whose apartment in The Plaza was used in the film, said he believes the movie will have an effect on fashion.
34 A photo with Tommy Hilfiger
35 Marshall Heyman from the Wall Street Journal and Susan Magrino, my publicist
36 Some of the food served
37 A pink tiered cake
38 An 8-piece band perfomed the upbeat music of the Roaring Twenties.
39 Such dapper gents!