|The Frick Collection held its annual Young Fellows Ball on Thursday, March 10, in partnership with CAROLINA HERRERA. Evoking an era in New York when the meeting of art, fashion, music, and celebrity in the 1980s meshed downtown chic and uptown sensibility, the evening’s theme was Palladium Nights.
About 500 guests, many inspired by the evening theme, wore accents of gold, silver, and sequins, and filled the elegant Garden Court for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
|Leadership of the event and many guests wore gowns from CAROLINA HERRERA including Noreen K. Ahmad, Valerie Boster, Carolina Herrera de Baez, Rickie De Sole, Nell Diamond, Blaire Eadie, Micaela Erlanger, Caitlyn Frank, Carolina Herrera, Nicky Hilton, Kick Kennedy, Kyra Kennedy, Eaddy Kiernan, Elizabeth Kurpis, Lucy Jane Lang, Patricia Lansing, Chelsea Leyland, Amory McAndrew, Mia Moretti, Heidi Mount, Joann Pailey, Alexandra Porter, Alexandra Richards, Emmy Rossum, Lisa Volling, Jennifer Wright, and Renata Zandonadi.
Van Wyck & Van Wyck created a scheme inspired by the energy and spirit of downtown nightlife of those days with the Frick’s spaces were done up in bright, bold colors, and glowed into the evening in reds, oranges, purples, and blues in a dramatic visual design created by L&M Lighting. There was dancing in the Music Room until midnight to tracks spun by DJ Pierre Sarkozy.
|For more than forty years, the Fellows have helped to ensure that The Frick Collection remains a singular museum experience. Fellows’ gifts support a host of activities that enhance the permanent collection and the landmark Gilded Age mansion.
In recent years, through the Young Fellows, a new generation has shown a growing enthusiasm for contributing to the life of the Collection. Young Fellows’ events hosted by the Collection throughout the year offer social and educational opportunities. For further information about the Young Fellows program, call 212.547.0707.
|Last Thursday, March 24th, the East Side House Settlement hosted the 17th Annual Gala Preview of the 2016 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center. More than 1,300 guests from the worlds of finance, fashion, society, and philanthropy enjoyed a private viewing of the entire auto show before it officially opened to the public on Friday.
The Gala Preview included cocktails, a private dinner for Benefactors, and a curated display of the latest Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.
|The Gala Preview was chaired by Chris LaSusa, Philip L. Yang, and Joan P. Young, and the Benefit Committee was chaired by Mirella Afonso, Rafael Azzi, Helio Campos, Maria Cecilia B. Campos, Sam P.C. Dangremond, Anne Deane, Manuela Giannini, Aline Pimentel, and Mariana Zois.
The highlight of the evening was an exciting live auction of the hotly-anticipated 2017 Jaguar F-PACE First Edition, the special model created to celebrate the launch of the brand’s first performance SUV. Adding to the night’s festivities was music by DJ Gaspar Muniz.
|The event raised $500,000 to support East Side House Settlement, a leading social services agency that serves children and families in the South Bronx and surrounding communities. The event was made possible through the generosity of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) and the New York International Auto Show, as part of a proud tradition of dedicated community service.|
|Photographs by BFA.com|