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Caught in the Act!

Caught in the Act!
Marc Jacobs, Andre Leon Talley, Victoria Beckham
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09/12/2008 AT 06:00 AM EDT

Victoria Beckham, taking a front row seat on Andre Leon Talley's lap with Marc Jacobs for an intimate conversation. The trio caught up at a cocktail party in the penthouse of New York's Morgans Hotel. Hosted by Vogue editor Talley, the bash celebrated Jennifer Hudson's upcoming debut album, but Posh's new pixie haircut was the night's true buzz. "Everyone was talking about it," a partygoer tells us. Just as buzz-worthy, though: Jacobs's outfit! The designer wore an aubergine skirt, and stuck close to Beckham all night. Talley had plenty of company, too. He spent the night gabbing by the entrance with Venus and Serena Williams, clapping whenever anybody entered the room.

Chace Crawford, bringing his mother to a fete at the new John Varvatos store in New York. The Gossip guy may be running with the Fashion Week crowd now, but he's no fashionista – yet. "I'm not all that fashion savvy," Crawford admits. But he knows enough to like the Varvatos designs. "It's got the rocker vibe," he says. Also rubbing elbows at the bash: Lauren Conrad, who hung with her Hills costar Lauren "Lo" Bosworth, and Jeremy Piven, who sipped Belvedere cocktails.

• Days before, Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick celebrated his Filthy Youth bandmate's birthday at the Night Strike party inside New York's Bowlmor Lanes. Staying until the wee hours of the morning, the Brit lived up to his rock 'n' roll reputation, treating his crew to shots and snapping party pics with his band and Gossip Girl costar Jessica Szohr.

• After a busy day of runway shows, Michelle Trachtenberg and Emmy Rossum shared a relaxed double date – each with a guy in tow – at Dos Caminos SoHo for guacamole and margaritas.

• Relaxing with his own margarita in hand, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves mingled with friends at Taverna Tony's in L.A., celebrating the actor's new movie Surfer, Dude at a Landshark party. They also reveled in parenthood. "It's all good man," the actor told us of being a new dad. "It's a beautiful thing."

• By DAVID CAPLAN, MARY MARGARET, KRISTEN MASCIA and LESLEY MESSER

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