Bob Greenberg, CEO of R/GA, Soraya Darabi, cofounder of Zady, and Aaron Schildkrout, CEO of HowAboutWe.

Chelsa and Dennis Crowley

Warby Parker cofounder Neil Blumenthal and guests.

Rapper Tonedeff performs a set.

David Lauren, Lauren Bush Lauren, and Charles Best of DonorsChoose.org.

Fast Company editor-in-chief Robert Safian welcomes the MCP 1000 honorees.

The Paley Center's Pat Mitchell and party goers pose for a picture.

Taylor McFerrin created an original song for the event using voice and audio clips collected from guests.

Mauro Porcini, chief design officer of PepsiCo, with Fast Company senior writer Chuck Salter.

Jill Applebaumm, creative director at JWT, New York, checks out Tattly's colorful temporary tattoos.

Advertising legends Luke and George Lois.

MIT Media Lab scientist Sandra Richter with Fort Standard founder Gregory Buntain.

MIT Media Lab scientist Sandra Richter with Fort Standard founder Gregory Buntain.

Dhani Jones, right, founding partner of VMG Creative.

Andy Spade, founder of Partners And Spade.

Stefan Sagmeister and Daphne Ascoli

MCP 1000 host committee member Michelle Peluso, the CEO of Gilt Groupe, poses for a portrait.

Majora Carter

Maryam Banikarim, CMO of Gannett, with Wolff Olins CEO Karl Heiselman.

Robert Reffkin, founder of Urban Compass and New York Needs You, with Jordan Roth of Jujamcyn Theaters, and a guest.

A pre-party roundtable on the topic of creativity in business was hosted by Fast Company editor-in-chief Bob Safian, executive editor Noah Robischon, and senior editor Erin Schulte. Participants included MCP 1000 host committee members Diane von Furstenberg, Warby Parker cofounder Neil Blumenthal, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, GE CMO Beth Comstock, Droga5 founder David Droga, Gilt Groupe CEO Michelle Peluso, New York State Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot, and Chris Hughes, Facebook cofounder and publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic.

Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal at the roundtable.

GE CMO Beth Comstock.

Chris Hughes, The New Republic publisher and editor-in-chief and cofounder of Facebook.

Droga5 founder David Droga.

Foursqure CEO Dennis Crowley

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg with Chris Hughes.

Gilt Groupe CEO Michelle Peluso

New York State Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot

New York State Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot

The Most Creative People In Business 1000 New York City Party Pics

Fast Company threw a bash to celebrate our Most Creative People in Business 1000 honorees. Here's what went down in New York.

To celebrate the launch of the Most Creative People in Business 1000, Fast Company toasted honorees during a cocktail party in New York City on Jan. 29.

Members of the MCP 1000 community—an influential, diverse group of modern Renaissance men and women across the economy and around the globe—met at Fast Company's World Trade Center offices, where artists Tonedeff and Taylor McFerrin performed original works created for the event.

Fast Company editor-in-chief Bob Safian speaks to MCP 1000 honorees

Before the launch party, a host committee participated in a private roundtable discussion on creativity in business. MCP 1000 host committee members included Diane von Furstenberg, Warby Parker cofounder Neil Blumenthal, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, GE CMO Beth Comstock, Droga5 founder David Droga, Gilt Groupe CEO Michelle Peluso, New York State Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot, and Chris Hughes, Facebook cofounder and publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic.

The New York City event will be followed by a West Coast launch in San Francisco on Feb. 4. Follow Twitter hashtag #MCP1000 for news and photos from that event.

Click here to see guests' Instagram photos from the New York City event.

Learn more about the MCP 1000 or visit the landing page here.

The host committee has a roundtable discussion
[Photos by Emiliano Granado]

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  • My lovely friend Michael Wolff asked if I could post his comment as he had problems logging in. So don't shoot the messenger.

    "I can't express with sufficient passion how much I hate and despise this kind of adulation.

    Creativity is not something possessed by a few creative 'Gods. Every child has it, and some of us are fortunate enough to have nurtured or had others nurture it in us to be able to use it throughout our lives.

    To even conceive of an elite hierarchy of the most creative is vain, untrue and to my mind, disgusting.

    The complete absence of humility in this idea of 1000 is demeaning and makes a fool of a good magazine and of all of us."

    Micheal Wolff, London.