Katie Holmes & Noah Tepperberg

New York, NY – September 28, 2013 – It’s the Chinese word for way. And when its doors opened on Saturday, September 28, every A-list celeb in New York knew exactly which way to head to make it to the grand opening of Tao Downtown. Celebrating the second location in New York, the 30,000 square-foot space was packed with silver screen stars like Katie Holmes, Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, Gerard Butler and Brooke Shields.

In the main room of the space, designed by architect David Rockwell, Debra Messing and Kelly Rutherford posed for pics, while Naomi Campbell danced near the art murals created by HUSH and Samantha Ronson hit the deck for the first set of the night. As the night progressed, DJ Vice took to the stage, while Ashanti jumped into the DJ booth and had a go at spinning. Watching the fun were Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, who headed to the opening after Key’s performance in Central Park. But they weren’t the only couple enjoying the soiree. Katrina Bowden and hubby Ben Jorgenson and Olivia Munn and Joel Kinnman, as well as Erin Heatherton and her beau also took in the event.

The opening of the doors of Tao welcomed even more celebs, like Will.i.am, Gayle King, Tyson Beckford, Dylan McDermott, Kid Cudi, Kelly Bensimon, Russell Simmons and Nicky Hilton.

It’s safe to say they were all well on their way to go a good evening.

Katie Holmes

Naomi Campbell

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz

Danny A & Sofia Vergara

Jamie Chung, Kid Cudi, & Bryan Greenberg

Brooke Shields & Debra Messing

Debra Messing & Will Chase

Kelly Rutherford, Will Chase, & Debra Messing

Brooke Shields, Kelly Rutherford, & Debra Messing

Katrina Bowden, Kelly Rutherford, & Debra Messing

Katrina Bowden & Ben Jorgensen

Katrina Bowden

Samantha Ronson

Samantha Ronson & Joséphine de La Baume

Vice & Ashanti

will.i.am & Paul Morris


Todd English

Perez Hilton

Micah Jesse

Dylan McDermott

Russell Simmons

Vanessa Ray

Lisa Hochstein

Lisa & Lenny Hochstein

James Rothschild & Nicky Hilton

Gayle King & Kevin Lyles

Tyson Beckford

Kelly Bensimon

Richie Akiva & Naomi Campbell

Lucas Haas, Steven Acevedo, & Richie Akiva

Seth Greenberg & Jason Strauss

Seth & Sasha Greenberg

Enga Purevjav & Sante D’Orazio

Nurr Khan & Scott Lipps

Bill Spector & Mike Tommasiello

Sarah Arison & Lauren Fitzpatrick

Unik Ernest & Ozwald Boateng

Susanne Bartsch

Ernie Lake & Patty

Sujit Kundu

Gregg Bello

Michelle Pooch & Jessica Rosenblum

AJ & Jessica Rosenblum, Michelle & Tommy Pooch

Angela & Vice

Scott Lerner

Roy Alpert & Bill Spector

Trevor Freeland

Michael Shepard

Roy Alpert & Yuvi Alpert

John Villa & Chris Santos

Sant Singh & Daman Chatwal

Naomi Campbell & Josh Wander

Sofia Vergara