Divorce Parties Are the New Wedding Parties

Bonnie Bronfman, Charles Bronfman, Jerry Chazen, Simona Chazen== Lincoln Center 50th Anniversary Spring Gala "Some Things Just Go Together"== Alice Tully Hall, NYC== May28, 2009== ?Patrick McMullan== Photo - WILL RAGOZZINO/PMc== ==

Charles and Bonnie Bronfman have been married for three years, but they're already ready to have another big bash celebrating their relationship. After all, what better time to have a party than at the start of something ... and at the end? "As we change the parameters of our relationship, our mutual admiration and caring is constant," they wrote on engraved cards to 100 of their friends and relatives, inviting them to a cocktail event to celebrate their divorce. "Our differences were in everything we do. We thought those differences could mesh, but we found out the opposite," explained Charles. "So we thought, why not tell our friends and thank them for helping us out?" You've gotta admit, it's a pretty ballsy way to go through a high-society split — the goal must be to make sure that instead of talking about what might have gone wrong, everyone will talk about the strangeness of the party. So is it working? From the Times:

"She must have had a great prenuptial," said one socialite, who requested anonymity since she was not familiar with the financials.

Well, close enough.

Divorce, in Style [NYT]