updated 02/17/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/18/2011 AT 6:00 AM ET
He’s been a frequent front row presence on the New York Fashion Week scene, and Kanye West kept the stylish partying going at the opening of Alexander Wang’s new Soho boutique. The rapper scoped out the black and white décor and the wares, enjoyed Belvedere cocktails and caught up with fellow partygoers, including Zoe Kravitz and Karen Elson. The group also enjoyed a performance by Lauryn Hill, who played many of her hits with a full band.
Also taking in the fashion scene in the Big Apple: Rumer Willis, with a shopping spree at a Gap 1969 store in Soho. The starlet picked up an asymmetrical pea coat ($89.95), a chambray skirt ($59.50) and the 1969 Equipment shirt ($59.50), among other items.
It’s his third visit in three weeks! George Clooney, stopping into Morton’s the Steakhouse in Cincinnati, where the actor is filming his new movie, The Ides of March. Clooney once again visited with his producer friend Grant Heslov, and was very friendly to his servers, thanking them and the kitchen staff on his way out.
He may have recently filmed a funny segment with stars like mom-to-be Jessica Alba for his show, but Jimmy Kimmel was still laughing – hysterically – during a guys’ night out at West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont recently. The late night host sipped a cocktail and cracked jokes, and the mood was light among the boisterous group of industry friends.
By JENNIFER GARCIA, MELISSA LIEBLING-GOLDBERG and JESSICA WEDEMEYER