Christopher Bollen, Todd Selby, Maria Sharapova, Dave McTagueNEW YORK, Aug 27, 2010 / FW/ — With a very artsy crowd attending, Cole Haan and Interview Magazine feted the international tennis champion and the latest Maria Sharapova by Cole Haan collection at The New Museum in New York City.

Hosts Christopher Bollen of Interview Magazine, Dave McTague, CEO of Cole Haan, fashion photographer Todd Selby and the lady of the hour Maria Sharapova, joined creative tastemakers including Lorenzo Martone, Annabelle Dexter Jones, Jen Brill, Scott Campbell and Andrea Clemente at the Skyroom of The New Museum.

The star of the evening was the Maria Sharapova by Cole Haan Fall 2010 collection which had been described as “the charismatic energy, playful personality and love for fashion of international tennis sensation Maria Sharapova are exemplified in this third collection.”

Sky-high silhouettes and buttery soft suedes take center court, while studs and corset-lace detail add a touch of fun. Decadent jewel tone velvets and pretty patent leathers bring added elegance to the mix.

And as a bonus for the evening, guests had the opportunity to participate in a silent auction of signed prints by Todd Selby and enjoy tunes spun by DJ Lindsey Caldwell.

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell/BFA Photo