New Yorkers out and about
The scene at Whitney Contemporaries' "Art Party" benefiting the Whitney Museum of American Art’s independent study program.
Last Tuesday night TeachersCount held its third annual Spring Fling.

This year’s event took place at The Plumm at 246 West 14, and was hosted again by Zac and Alexandra Posen.

The honorary chairs were Claire Danes and Kate Bosworth.
Valerie Boster
Jasmine Lobe
Bonnie Morrison
Byrdie Bell, Coralie Charriol Paul, and Olivia Palermo
Antony Todd and Ann Dexter-Jones
Kate Bosworth
Stephen and Susan Posen
Annie Churchill and Elizabeth Meigher
Carson Kressley, Annie Churchill, Allison Aston, and Peter Davis
L. to r.: Laura Wells, Michelle Barish, Chris Barish, Jamie-Lynn Siegler, and Scott Sartiano; Olympia and Fiona Scarry.
Bee Shaffer
Lauren Davis
Margherita Missoni
Alexis Bryan
Genevieve Jones and Damon Dash
Fabiola Beracasa, Carlos Souza, and Zani Gugelmann
L. to r.: Susan Shin, Coralie Charriol Paul, Fabiola Beracasa, Chris del Gatto, and Genevieve Jones; Zac and Alexandra Posen.

Last Thursday the Whitney Contemporaries hosted their Art Party benefiting the Whitney Museum of American Art’s independent study program. A party. At Skylight on 275 Hudson Street. There was a cocktail, a silent art auction, dancing. And a thousand people. With music by The MisShapes. Sponsored by Calvin Klein. A thousand people. Big success.

In the crowd: Francisco Costa, Chloe Sevigny, Eva Mendes, Justin Chambers, Helena Christensen, Missy Rayder, Moby, Rachel Ray, Vanessa Carlton, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Fiona Scarry, Margherita Missoni, Cynthia Rowley, Sarah Wynter, Adam Weinberg, Ghada Amer, Vik Muniz, Alexi Lubomirski, Eric Villency, Steven Kolb, Dan Abrams, Meredith Melling Burke, Joanne Cassullo, Lisa Anasto, Alexis Bryan, Phoebe Gugelmann, Philae Knight, Max Federbush, Olivia Chantecaille, Roopal Patel, Eleanor Ylvisaker, Genevieve Jones, Melissa Berkelhammer, Fabiola Beracasa, Scott Sartiano, Margaret Cho, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Moises de la Renta, Hillary Rhoda, Annelise Peterson, Ferebee Bishop, Philip Bloch, Amy Astley, Zani Gugelmann, Alex Kramer and ... well, you get the picture.

The Contemporaries got started about eight years ago to bring the younger set into the museum to interest them in developing maybe a lifetime relationship with it. They’re the link to the museum’s future. Planning for the future. It’s been very successful and there are many members who are committed to developing the institution and reaching out to the community of benefactors and emerging artists.

The Whitney’s Independent Study Program (ISP) was founded thirty-nine years ago to be an innovative, alternative approach to the education of artists, curators, art historians and critics.

Adam Weinberg and his daughter
David Zinczenko
Justin Chambers
Alex Kramer
Eric Villency and Kimberly Guilfoyle
Helena Christensen
Jan Rothschild
Eva Mendes and Francisco Costa
Thelma Golden and Adam Weinstein
The MisShapes
Jill Demling
Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo
Mary Boone
Lisa Anastos and Will Cotton
Lisa Sokolov, Moises de la Renta, and Eugenia Gonzalez
Olivia Chantecaille
Rachel Roy
Tracy Taylor
Vanessa Carlton
L. to r.: Chloe Sevigny; Phillip Bloch and Renee Cox; Claire Bernard.
Meredith Melling Burke, Moby, and Devon Schuster
Philae Knight and Max Federbush

Van Cleef & Arpels and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation celebrated the special edition Pink Alhambra pendant to benefit BCRF.

Arthur Harris, Marna Ringel, and Mark Gilbertson
Evelyn Lauder, Brent Nestor, and Nathalie Guedj
Dierdre and Lawrence Bader
Evelyn Lauder and Felicia Taylor
John Pomerantz and Eveyln Lauder
Kristen Fealy and Regan Schroeder
Mary Bryant wearing Van Cleef
Myra Biblowit
Deborah McGovern, James McGovern, and Amelia Prounis-Raftopoulos
Tracy Mezzalingua, Dierdre Bader, and Nathalie Guedj
Nicky Phelps and Philip Rogers
Dr. Mark Meyer and Elizabeth Meyer
Arthur Harris and Marna Ringel

Barnard’s Spring Party and Auction at the Puck Building to benefit the student scholarship fund.

Louise Mandrell and Dasha Epstein
Joan Snitzer and Jenny Lauren
L. to r.: Merryl Tisch; Judith Shapiro and Karen Fleiss; Suzanne Vega and Cheryl Milstein.
Anna Quindlen and Joni Evans
Alex Chantecaille and Jazz Johnson
Roy and Diana Vagelos
Sigred Nunez and Galaxy Craze
Michael Riedel and Jim Dale
Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald

Photographs by Billy Farrell/©Patrick McMullan (Spring Fling & Art Party); Nick Papananias/©Patrick McMullan (Van Cleef); Diane Bondareff (Barnard).


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