Monday, August 17, 2009

The Art of Fashion in the Hamptons

The dinner scene at the ARF beach ball.
Nine prominent fashion designers -- Tory Burch, Betsey Johnson, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Reed Krakoff, Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller, Elie Tahari, and Vera Wang were featured along with artists such as Robert Wilson, Stephan Weiss and Arthur Becker in “The Art of Fashion in the Hamptons," an exhibition celebrating art and fashion and life on the East End of Long Island at Guild Hall.
Donna Karan.
The show opened to the public this weekend and was co-curated by Pamela Fiori, editor in chief, Town & Country, and Stan Herman, designer and past president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

“The exhibition uses both art and fashion to depict how for decades the Hamptons have attracted and nurtured artists, designers, society mavens, as well as ordinary folks, from the locals to weekend renters," said Ruth Appelhof, executive director, Guild Hall.

“While some come seeking inspiration from the light, and others are rejuvenated by the social life, the magical lure of the East End endures. This exhibition pays homage to the diversity of art and fashion that co-exists here."
Betsey Johnson taking a bow ...
Art on loan from Guild Hall's permanent collection as well as local artists were  exhibited in vignettes created by each designer, all of whom have ties to the East End. This is the first collaboration of its kind and, as such, sparks with creativity. 
Bill Cinningham and Donna Karan
Donna Karan and Calvin Klein
Sandra Warshawsky
Fern Mallis
Ann Washburn
Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comely
Elyse Slaine and Steven Tanger
Betsey Johnson and Sister Sally
Marla Sabo
Stan Herman and Jeffrey Banks
Elie and Rory Tahari
Reed and Delphine Krakoff
Nicole Miller
Beth Ostrosky Stern
Pamela Fiori
Photographs by Lisa Tamburini.

artCRUSH -- the  Aspen Art Museum’s annual gala series including wineCRUSH, previewCRUSH, artCRUSH, and afterpartyCRUSH -- was held August 5-7. The events netted more than $1 million and turned out guests like Lance Armstrong, Kyle MacLachlen, New York collectors Jill and Jay Bernstein, Glenn Fuhrman and Amanda Steck, Eddie and Kinga Lampert, Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, Theodor and Isabella Dalenson and many more.

The final artCRUSH gala took place on August 7, and featured the 2009 Aspen Award for Art presentation to internationally renowned American artist Fred Tomaselli. The festivities continued with a seated dinner, followed by a live auction of one-of-a-kind works hosted by Sotheby’s auctioneer Tobias Meyer, raising more than $375,000.
Following artCRUSH, guests traveled to Belly Up Aspen, the area’s premier live music venue to dance the night away with world famous Prince tribute band Purple Reign.
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson and Christopher Jacobson
Nora Halpern, Shari Applebaum, and Mera Rubell
Catherine Taft and Darrell Hartman
Warren Weitman and Eve Reid
Tobias Meyer
Dana Jacobs and Jenny Jacobs
Dennis Scholl and Jason Middlebrook
Nicholas Varney and Cheryl Forrester
Danielle Gareh and Laura Miller
Eliie Closuit and KK Closuit
Donna Wiedinmyer and Lisa Hadem
Heidi Michitsch and Jamie Niven
Jay Bernstein and Jill Bernstein
Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis
Bob Magoon, Nancy Magoon, Kelley Carson, and Mike Goode
Emily Siegel, Jake Down, and Carrie Smalley
Amanda Steck and Glenn Fuhrman
Jamie Tisch, Colleen Bell, and Allison Kanders
Toby Lewis and Jonathan Lewis
Kathleen Hutchinson and Dallas Snadon
Dana Slatkin, Lesley Slatkin, and Michelle Rubell
Kristi Schiller and John Schiller
Kelli Questrom, Amy Phelan, and Donna Wiedinmyer
Nancy Magoon and Toni Holtz
Sara Fitzmaurice and Perry Rubenstein
Fred Tomaselli and Nicole Kinsler
Genna Collins
Marla Degraeve
Catherine Taft and Marc Bijl
Alan Quasha and Marianne Boesky
Shari Applebaum, Liza Degraf, and Toni Holtz
Mera Rubell and Scott Boberg
Karen Lord and Ilona Nemeth
Bob Gersh and Linda Gersh
Arthur Sanders and Pamela Sanders
Nicole Kinsler and Matthew Thompson
Frances Dittmer and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson
Caroline Dalenson and Mackenzie Phelan
Paul Morris and Katelijne De Backer
Lisa Runyon and John Runyon
Philae Knight and Melissa Richards
Shayne Kubby and Jay Fletcher
Photographs by

The Atlantic hosted a New York screening of Vitagraph Films' "The Baader Meinhoff Complex" at Cinema 2.
Amanda Levy and Tovah Feldshuh
Bob Simon
John Darnton and Stefan Aust
Albert Maysles
Bill Irwin
Ron Clairborne
Zach Grenier
Celerie Kemble and Boykin Curry
Morley Safer and Stefan Aust
Marshall Rose and Candice Bergen
Dick Cavett
Julie Taymor
Countess Luann Delesseps
Richard Cohen
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