Around Town: Penn Badgley, Kellan Lutz, and More at Coach's High Line Party

The developers of The High Line, Manhattan’s elevated park, seem to get everything right, and their first annual summer party was no exception. Coach Men’s Collection hosted the evening, hence the waiters wearing leather aprons serving up Coach luggage tags.

The leather aprons weren’t very summery, but the new season was on everyone’s mind. Paz de la Huerta insists she has no need to escape the city’s summer humidity and, er, fragrance. “I love New York in the summer. It’s my favorite time, actually. I love the humidity and I love just wandering around the streets,” the native New Yorker said. “When I was a teenager I would bump into one person and go on an adventure – this High Line, I used to come up during the summers and we would do graffiti with my friends back in the day.”

Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz’s youthful summers were exactly the opposite, if also on the smelly side. “We had a cow and pig farm, and my favorite summer thing to do was water the pigs,” Lutz said. “I had so much energy growing up, I’d go out to the pigpen, I’d sit there for hours, out of trouble, and just water the pigs. The pigs are huge, they’d shake off and I’d get all muddy.”

Penn Badgley, just back from a surfing trip in Nicaragua; Jessica Szohr, toting a burgundy Coach clutch, Sean Avery and Rachel Dratch all enjoyed the balmy weather on the High Line. T Magazine’s Sally Singer arrived with musician David Byrne.

Design duo and longtime couple Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra claimed that they took New York’s legalization of same-sex marriage in stride. “We expected it,” Costello said. So did they pop the Champagne when they heard the news? “I just put my hand out and said, ‘I don’t see anything,’” Costello deadpanned, glancing at his ring finger. “I thought he was going to surprise me with the Taylor-Burton diamond.” Joking aside, they are thinking about rings. “We just talked to our friend, the jeweler Phillip Crangi,” Tagliapietra said. “I think we’re going to get him to do custom rings for us.”

The previous evening, Amy Poehler cracked possibly the first same-sex marriage jokes when she emceed the Trevor Live event. “How many people here have seen all the gay couples since it was approved, and one of them turns to the other and says, “Now we can get married!” And the other guy is like, [rolls eyes] ‘Great,’” she said to cheers from the crowd at Capitale.

“I just thought that all couples want to get married!” Poehler chirped. “And also the straight couples who were always talking about never getting married until gay couples have the right to marry, and now they’re going…hmmm.”

The Trevor Project serves LGBT youth, and the evening’s honoree Daniel Radcliffe took more of a serious view of the marriage equality ruling. “The more widespread equality is, the more that young people growing up look to an older generation and see gay people getting married and having families, the more it just looks like a normal part of life,” the Harry Potter star said. “The more it becomes something run-of-the-mill and ordinary, the better.”

Although this event was indoors, fully air conditioned and dressy, some of the guests, in fact, wore shorts. But nice ones: Brad Goreski said that wearing his black short-pant Thom Browne suit on the red carpet was liberating. “I feel like I’m wearing a cocktail dress instead of a gown,” he said.

And what was Goreski obsessed with as a gay teen?  “I was obsessed with Naomi, Christy, Linda, Claudia,” he said, laughing.

Photo: Penn Badgley (left) and Kellan Lutz (right).