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TAO Downtown Grand Opening NYC

The question on Saturday night at the TAO Downtown Grand Opening in New York City, was which star wasn’t there.

With the likes of Katie Holmes, Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, Gerard Butler,Katrina Bowden, Kelly Rutherford, Debra Messing and Brooke Shields all turning out for the event, it certainly was a star-studded evening.

TAO Downtown Opening - Inside - NOT FOR SITE, MMS only

And it was date night for many celebrity couples including Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, who joined the celebration after Alicia’s performance in Central Park. Other couples included Katrina Bowden and husband Ben Jorgenson, Olivia Munn and Joel Kinnman, Erin Heatherton and boyfriend, and Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg.

Brooke Shields and Debra Messing at TAO Downtown Grand Opening NYC Photo Credit Seth Browarnik WorldRedEye

In the main room, Debra Messing joined Kelly Rutherford and posed for photos. Naomi Campbell danced while Samantha Ronson played the first DJ set of the night. Later in the evening, DJ Vice took the stage and Ashanti  jumped in the DJ booth and joined in on the fun.

TAO Downtown Opening - Inside - NOT FOR SITE, MMS only

Other VIP guests included Will.i.am, Gayle King, Tyson Beckford, Dylan McDermott, Todd English, Maxwell, Priyanka Chopra, Anthony Mackie, Colin Egglesfield, Kid Cudi, Kelly Bensimon, Michael Shannon, Lucas Hass, Charlotte Ronson, Russell Simmons, members of Kings of Leon and Lily Aldridge, Emily Ratajkowski, Vanessa Ray, Lisa Hochstein, Chris Santos, Winklevoss brothers, and Nicky Hilton.

Katrina Bowden, Kelly Rutherford, and Debra Messing at TAO Downtown Grand Opening NYC Photo Credit Seth Browarnik WorldRedEye

The new 30,000 square foot venue was designed by architect David Rockwell with art murals created by HUSH.

Meanwhile, rumors are floating around that a new celebrity romance has blossomed: Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro did everything they could to avoid being photographed, thus the reason why we have no images of her at the event.

TAO Downtown Opening - Inside - NOT FOR SITE, MMS only

Photo credits: Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage

 

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