Last night’s Ides of March cocktail party at the Grey Goose Soho House—in a yet-to-be-named lounge space on Duncan Street (owned by club king Charles Khabouth)—might have cemented the hot spot’s role as number one celeb hangout. The star-studded cast was all in attendance—George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti and Philip Seymour Hoffman—and you couldn’t swing a cat without hitting Gosling’s abs or Evan Rachel Wood’s jaunty chapeau because the party was only open to 100 people, give or take. Unsurprisingly, the ladies (and plenty of gay men) were swooning over Gosling and Clooney, and at one point it felt like the entire room had turned to face the hunky guys. (It was like we were standing in a giant elevator and everyone was facing forward.) Wood was seen in a Greta Garbo–type power suit and brought four girlfriends with her, spending most of the night chatting with them on the comfy red couches (including one talk about having Bieber Fever). Find out who Ryan Gosling went home with and a photo gallery of the party after the jump.
Gosling arrived without rumoured girlfriend Eva Mendes, giving hope to the scores of adoring females (sadly, we don’t think any love connections were made), and in a bit of high-school badassery, left with a cigarette tucked behind his ear. As Clooney left, we asked how he was doing; “I’m okay so far,” he assured us while he performed an awkward tie adjustment not unlike that of The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart. Stars: they smoke, love Bieber and watch The Daily Show—they’re just like us! Except, you know, with fans who will wait outside for days for the chance to just see them walking down the street.