Monday, April 22, 2013

Over the top and under the sea ...

Megan Hilty performs at Tiffany & Co.'s Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center.
Last Thursday night Tiffany celebrated Jazz Age glamour at the Blue Book Ball hosted in Rockefeller Center, presenting The Gatsby Collection of jewels designed by Tiffany and inspired by director Baz Luhrmann's upcoming film "The Great Gatsby" starring Leo DiCaprio.
Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection
Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Carey Mulligan and Michelle Williams were all there in their Tiffany diamonds. The ice rink on Rockefeller Plaza was transformed into a supper club. Megan Hilty performed Cole Porter's "Let's Misbehave."
Gwyneth Paltrow
Ji Hye Park
Jessica Diehl
Barbara and Michael Kowalski
Sarah Jessica Parker
Thomas Hayo and Countess Gitta Lambsdorff
Catherine Martin and Baz Luhrmann
Kate Hudson
Poppy Delevigne
Cato Van Ee
Amy Fine Collins
Hilary Rhoda
Carolyn Murphy
Carey Mulligan
Doutzen Kroes
Carina Lau
Stephane Lafay and Kurara Chibana
Alice Eve and Poppy Delevingne
James Aguiar, Alessandra Emanuel, Robert Rufino, and Thomas Lamshire
Jessica Biel, Michael Kowalski, and Carey Mulligan
Camilla Santos and Chris Piagi
Sha Xiao-li and Jiang Jiang
Chiharu Morita, Yoji Saida, and Hiroko Morit
Siham Tueni, Susan Mussa, Aline Watfa, Caroline Kassia
Sumiko and Akira Hosoya
Vanessa and Wendy Thorsen
Jazz man Brian Newman and gang
Last Thursday, the American Museum of Natural History held its 2013 Museum Dance. The theme of the evening was Under the Sea, in honor of the Museum's upcoming exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep. As New York City's longest-running junior benefit, the Museum Dance brings together influential young philanthropists to celebrate and raise essential funds for the Museum's scientific and educational programs, which enable thousands of underserved New York City school children to visit the Museum annually.

The event began with an intimate dinner and dessert followed by dancing for all. Music was provided by DJ Jus-Ske. Throughout the evening, there was a silent auction with luxury items from many of New York's most exclusive retailers including trips to Little Nell at Aspen, Miami, and Beaver Creek; NYC experience's to Bravo TV's Watch What Happens Live, Barry's Bootcamp, and Pure Yoga; handbags from Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, and Roberto Cavalli; and jewelry from Fred Leighton, Ippolita, and Kwiat. All funds raised from the event benefit the Museum's scientific and educational programming. The evening was sponsored by Roberto Cavalli.
Dinner in the Rotunda
Dancing in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
Dinner in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda
Dana Wallach Jones and Michael T. M. Jones, Kristen Edgreen Kaufman and Michael Kaufman, Elizabeth Kurpis and Jonathan A. Kurpis, Gregory and Ali Kwiat, Nina and Michael Patterson, Zibby and Andrew Right served as Chairmen.

Guests included Michelle Harper, Lauren Remington Platt, Sofia Sanchez Barranchea, Ivanka and Jared Kushner, Jennie Tarr Coyne and Chris Coyne, Karl Anderson and Marissa Shorenstein, Colleen and Kipp deVeer, Lauren and Brian Frank, Amanda and Jon Waldron, Melissa Hawks, Jill and Harry Kargman, Lisa Blau, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Beth and Chris Kojima, Bara and Alex Tisch, Lesley and David Schulhof, Fran and Scott Lebovitz, Anna Kovner, Jenny Schimizu, Nick and Travis Acquavella, Tony and Nanar Yoseloff, Caren Brooks, Alexandra Adame, Jesse Angelo and Rebecca Dana, Jennifer Collins, Tantivy Gubelman, Rebekah and Colin McCabe, Athena Liu, Anne Huntington, Melanie Lazenby, Brett and Greg Heyman, Naomi Waletzky and Rowan Hajaj, Andrea Wortmann, Paul Arnhold, Wes Gordon, Monica Tessler, and Julia Arnhold.
Zibby and Andrew Right
Dana Wallach Jones and Michael Jones
Steven Cutler and Emily Stoler
Melissa Hawks
Rebecca Dana and Jill Kargman
Kamile Kupcinskaive
Will and Catherine Ulrich
Mac Bayly, Elizabeth Right, and Michael Reiss
Daniel Oppenheim, Gabby Goldberg, and Leeor Farhadian
Alexandra Lind Rose and Elizabeth Kurpis
Ivanka and Jared Kushner
Yvette Schmitter
Alison Minton and Michel Witmer
Melanie Lazenby and Andrea Wortmann with a friend
Jennie Tarr Coyne and Carrie Bobroff
Dina Wallach, Sandra Jelin Plouffe, and Dana Wallach Jones
Kipp and Colleen deVeer, Heather and William Woodbridge
Taylor Jackson, Wendy Reyes, and Courtney Braun
Gregory and Ali Kwiat
Caren Brooks
Marissa Shorenstein and Jennie Tarr Coyne
Ivanka Trump and Lauren Remington Platt
Elizabeth Right and Zibby Right
Melanie Lazenby
Bettina Benett, Di Mondo, and Barbara Regna
Beth and Chris Kojima
Jon and Elizabeth Kurpis
Cindy and Clinton Farmer
Lauren Remington Platt
Ivanka Trump
Andrew Ross Sorkin and Pilar Queen
DJ Jus-Ske
Mike and Nina Patterson
Lisa Yom and David Lipke
Rebecca Regan and Melanie Lazenby
Ann Huntington, Katherine Zarrella, Alex Cohen, Liz Cebron
Michaela Davis and Lizzie Brown
Michelle Harper
Athena Liu
Bettina Bennett, Barbara Regna, and Di Mondo
Emily Kerschner, Amanda Listfield, and Monica Tessler
Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea and friend
Emanuel Michael and Sandrina Bencomo
On April 3, American Friends of the Louvre and the Consulate General of France welcomed more than 100 guests at a reception in celebration of Henri Loyrette's accomplishments during his twelve year tenure as President-Director at the Musée du Louvre. His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States, made remarks outlining the many projects which Mr. Loyrette brought to fruition while at the helm of the world's most visited museum.

Christopher Forbes, Chairman of American Friends of the Louvre, gave personal reminiscences on his friendship with Mr. Loyrette since the organization was founded in 2004. Mr. Loyrette then spoke with great affection of his years at the Louvre including his great enjoyment of the many partnerships with American institutions. He also warmly thanked the board members of American Friends of the Louvre and the many members and donors present for their generous support of Louvre projects and initiatives. Philippe de Montebello spoke briefly regarding the subtle but meaningful curatorial changes Mr. Loyrette had made within the galleries of the Louvre, shedding new light on the collection.
Philippe de Montebello, Henri Loyrette, Christopher Forbes, and Ambassador Francois Delattre
Guests attending included: H.I.H. Prince Napoléon, Ambassador Craig Stapleton, Ambassador and Mrs. Rudolf Bekink, Thomas P. Campbell, Michael Shapiro, Patrick and Elizabeth Gerschel, Philippe and Edith de Montebello, Elizabeth Stribling and Guy Robinson, Larry Gagosian, Diane Widmaier Picasso, Tom and Janine Hill, Carl Pascarella, Max Blumberg, Thierry Millerand, Guy Wildenstein, Joan Kahn, Michael Spalter, Cynthia Friedman, Jimmy Weldon, Christina Eberli, Daniel Colón, Meghan Thrash, Curtis Young and Anne de la Guéronnière.
Ambassador Francois Delattre, Philippe de Montebello, and Guy Wildenstein
Michael Shapiro and Christopher Forbes
Angela Chen and H.I.H. the Prince Napoleon
Carl Pascarella, San Lee, and Aeyung Park-deMelo
Diana Picasso, Julia de Rouvray, Max Blumberg, Sylvia de Cuevas, and Victoria Cummock
Elizabeth Gerschel, Christopher Forbes, and Cynthia Friedman
Elizabeth McGehee, Katherine McGehee, and Guy Harley
Elizabeth Stribling, Elizabeth Gerschel, and Guy Robinson
Farhana Ahmed, Anne de la Gueronniere, and Whitney Larkin
Jamar Bosan, Anne de la Gueronniere, Meghan Thrash, and Curtis Young
Lorraine George-Harik, Victoria Bjorklund, and Hank Bjorklund
Michael Spalter, Allegra Burnette, and H.I.H. Prince Napoleon
Tom Hill, Janine Hill, and Henri Loyrette

Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com (Tiffany); R. Mickens (©AMNH).