|The snow was really coming down last Thursday night in New York when the Frick Collection was holding its 2010 Young Fellows Ball. By that hour – it was scheduled from 8:30 to midnight - the storm was taking on blizzard force. There were a lot of people who were thinking they might stay home rather than go to this party which is normally considered one of the best parties of the year in New York. But it turned out there were a lot more people who decided to brave it. More than 630 arrived amidst the driving snow bundled up to protect their black ties and designer long dresses from the elements.
They were celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Frick art collection and mansion officially becoming the Frick Collection. That opening party was attended by 700 prominent New Yorkers and included Carnegies, Astors, Mellons, Rockefellers, Strauses, Sulzbergers and Vanderbilts among them.
|This year’s celebration was dubbed the Diamond Deco Ball and it was the11th annual fundraiser hosted by the museum’s Young Fellows. The Art Deco soiree was held mainly in the Garden Court and the Music which were added to the residence in 1935 by architect John Russell Pope.
So there it was, storm and all, with no regrets. They raised $235,000 in support of the museum’s education program. Vera Wang and Tiffany sponsored and they all partied on into the snow-laded night.
|Among the attendees: Allison and Jay Aston, Colin B. Bailey, Edward Barsamian, Fiona and James Benenson, Clement Benenson, Leslie M. Blume, Christa Carr, Frances Cashin, Margaret Chi, Alina Cho, Alexis Clark, Carrie Cloud, Catherine Cox, Stonington Cox, Chris and Jennie Tarr Coyne, Stephanie Cozzi, Kipton Cronkite, Paul Cruickshank, Caitlin and Michael Davis, Christian de La Chapelle, Justin de La Chapelle, Charles de Viel Castel, Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond, Cornelia Ercklentz, Pauline Eveillard, Lydia Fenet, Mark Gilbertson, Tom Gold, Phoebe Gubelmann, Michael Hamburger, Faith Harty, Kimball Hastings, Kim Hicks, Astrid Hill, Lauren Hubbell, Sarah Irwin, Stephanie A. Koch, Megan E. Kultgen, Nicholas Landrigan, Lucy Jane Lang, Christopher T. Leach, , Harrison T. LeFrak, Page Leidy, Elisa Lipsky-Karasz, Julie Macklowe, Amanda Mallan, Amory McAndrew, Sloan McClure, Clare E. McKeon, Lara Meiland-Shaw, Sylvester and Gillian Miniter, Lisa D. Morse, Francie Nagy, Charlotte-Anne Nelson, Sarah Ogilvie, Alexander Overstrom, Joann and Julie Pailey, Caroline Palmer, Emily Pataki, Coralie Charriol Paul, Caroline Perkin, Di Petroff, Lauren Remmington Platt, Susan Quintin, Brian Reyes, Andrew and Zibby Right, Caroline Rowley, Alexander Saint-Amand, Elisabeth Saint-Amand, Angel Sanchez, Lauren Santo Domingo, Austin Scarlett, Georgina Schaeffer, Kate Schelter, Sabina and Wilfred B. Schlumberger, Christopher Schumacher, Christine and Stephen Schwarzman, Juliana Starbuck, Glenn and Tiffin Schwarzkopf, Alexandra Steel, Zoe Tananbaum, Sarah Thanhauser, Philip Alden Thomas, Tielman Van Vleck, Annabel Vartanian, Holly Wamser, Linnea Wilson, Christina Winters, Wright, Laura Zukerman.|
|Photographs by Christine A. Butler & John Calabrese|