At the aforementioned Met Costume Institute Gala, rumors are flying surrounding one actor who is not new to the scene. Actor Kiefer Sutherland was in attendance at a Gala after party at a SOHO restaurant SubMercer on Monday night where he allegedly head-butted famed fashion designer Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler. According to a Stylelist.com article, “Sutherland is said to be speaking with lawyers today to plan the best way to handle the aftermath of his early Tuesday morning altercation.”
McCollough apparently suffered an injury of a broken nose and was sent to the emergency room in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
While the cause of the incident is still unknown, NYC based friends of Sutherland are attributing the cause of the incident to Sutherland’s heavy drinking,”Kiefer is a popular guy in the neighborhood but he likes to drink,” says a neighbor. “He has his favorite Italian restaurant in the Village and the manager would let him sit in the back with a bottle of Jack Daniels in the afternoon between lunch and dinner when there wasn’t anybody coming in off the street. I mean, he would drink a lot, but he never caused any problem. We all know him.”
Among the horrified party goers was Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour who is not happy about the publicity being brought upon a night that she hosted and helped put together. In a New York Magazine article, a source from Conde Nast, where Wintour works is quoted saying “Anna is furious that the Met Gala got upstaged by Kiefer doing something stupid at an after-party that wasn’t even part of her event. Now that’s all anyone is talking about, not her party.”