With plates of charcuterie and cheese on reserved tables, guests such as Claire Danes, Chloe Sevigny, Gabourey Sidibe, former Real Housewives of N.Y.C. star Kelly Bensimon and the show's producer Judd Apatow fanned out around the circular room, mingling in the intimate space and taking in the panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.
Danes shared a moment with the show's stars Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet while Lena Dunham, the new show's writer, director and lead actress, hung out at her private table, chatting with Apatow and greeting well-wishers such as John Cameron Mitchell with a friendly handshake. At one point, Dunham headed to Le Bain, just across the hall from the main party space, where she chatted with Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi, who was enjoying a plate of food from the nearby buffet.
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Sidibe, in a spangly gold top, chatted with a female friend (her guest) and also mingled with Allison Williams, daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams, and also a star of the show. (Williams, in a suit and blue striped tie, was there to support his daughter – as was Katie Couric.) And Kevin Bacon stuck near his wife (and distant cousin) Kyra Sedgwick at the bash – which lasted well past midnight.