“Careful!” Gwyneth Paltrow called to her daughter, Apple Martin, who was walking in black Gucci heels down a stone path on the family’s property in Amagansett, N.Y.
It was a muggy, overcast Saturday night, and nearby, the actress Blythe Danner, Ms. Paltrow’s mother, mingled as guests arrived for the tented, 30-person dinner near the trampoline and treehouse in the manicured yard.
The stylist Rachel Zoe said she was just focused on being on time as she was getting ready: “Gwyneth is very punctual, and if she is like, sitting at 7, it is 7, maybe even 6:59.”
The dinner was hosted by Ms. Paltrow and her stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, and the occasion was the release of a new Goop serum and a Gucci summer collection. Attendees included Jimmy Fallon, Jodie Comer, Cleo Wade, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, and Dr. Julius Few, a plastic surgeon who worked on the new product.
“We invited everyone ourselves,” Ms. Saltzman said. “This is off of my phone, texting, genuine relationships.”
The chef Mattia Agazzi from the Michelin-starred Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Beverly Hills, Calif., prepared a dinner of artichoke salad, risotto and baked cod. As they left, attendees could select produce from Amber Waves Farm, located nearby, and take assorted produce including zucchini, tomatoes and beets to go.
Down Montauk Highway in Water Mill, N.Y., valet workers were jumping in and out of cars, as more than 460 people gathered at the Parrish Art Museum to celebrate the institution’s 125th anniversary at its annual Midsummer Magic benefit. The festivities featured a dinner, an auction and a dance party.
The tables were filled with benefactors of the museum and artists featured in the exhibition, “Artists Choose Parrish,” where 41 contemporary artists with ties to the East End of Long Island were invited to select pieces from the institution’s collection to show alongside their work.
Nanette Carter, an artist in the exhibition, said she wanted the pieces she picked to focus on abstract art and feature African American artists and women.
“It was so much fun — 3,600 works of art to choose from — and I had a ball,” Ms. Carter said.
The event, which began with a presentation of Max Mara’s 2024 resort collection, raised more than $1.2 million.
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