At dinner at Phillips de Pury on 15th Street for the 2010 Party on the High Line and Summer Dinner, hockey player Sean Avery was wearing a short-sleeved shirt and black jeans with a chain coming out of them. (There was no air-conditioning in some of the auction house’s rooms, which had been decorated with greenery evoking the public park.) Mr. Avery wondered if he could sit down at his table alone. “There might be a rule in the etiquette book that we can’t sit,” Mr. Avery said. Slowly but surely, his dinner date, Lisa Maria Falcone, hobbled over on a pair of crutches. Historically, this is a big gala for Ms. Falcone. “I don’t get down to the High Line as much as I’d like,” she continued. “Especially with this injury.”
Ms. Falcone didn’t let an air cast get in the way of fashion, however. She was wearing a black Balmain jacket accessorized by a green pin that said “I Built the High Line,” a cream T-shirt by Generation Love and a pair of sparkling silver Balmain pants. But ah, the foot. Ms. Falcone said her husband surprised her with a Vespa. She misjudged it as a “mechanical bike,” and three minutes after she got on, she fell off.