April: The Young and the Guest List


Frick Collection’s Young Fellows Ball
Over 600 guests showed up to the Frick Collection on March 15 for the organization’s 19th Young Fellows Ball, which was held in collaboration with ESCADA. The evening was “Virtue and Vice’” themed, inspired by Paolo Veronese’s iconic Choice Between Virtue and Vice (ca.1565), which hangs prominently in the museum’s West Gallery. From 8:30 p.m. on, guests gathered in the Garden Court for cocktails and hors’doeuvres. The space was lit to reflect the night’s theme, with half of it under rich, red lighting, to resemble a forest, and the other under blue and white lighting to give a heavenly feel. All of the event’s chairmen, including Gillian Hearst Simonds, Sarah Flint, Amory McAndrew, and Alexandra Porter, wore dresses by ESCADA. Other attendees included Genevieve and John Allen, Julia Arnhold and Lane Gerson, and Naomi Biden. Throughout, attendees were able to venture around the museum and view the acclaimed works of art, with the work of Veronese attracting the most attention. Later in the evening, most guests convened in the Music Room for dancing to the DJ.

The Armory Show
With 198 galleries from 31 countries, the 2018 Armory Show was open to the public March 8 through 11, with a VIP Preview Day on March 7 staged on Piers 92 and 94. The show presented artworks that ranged from historical masterpieces to contemporary projects by emerging artists. On the evening of the Preview Day, the Museum of Modern Art hosted a party with live music and DJs to launch the opening of the art fair and Armory Arts Week. Many notables in the art world sat on the host committee, including Sarah Arison, Elizabeth Kurpis, and Paul Arnhold and Wes Gordon, and Jen Mergel.

All That Glitters in Palm Beach
The young friends of the Palm Beach Symphony sparkled at the All That Glitters party in the Gold Room at The Breakers on February 19—just one of multiple events the Palm Beach Symphony hosted that evening. All That Glitters, co-chaired by Lizzi Bickford and J. Roby Penn IV, attracted guests like St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong, who accompanied Burton Rocks. The glamorous black-tie event was sponsored by Sam Edelman and the Royal Poinciana Plaza, and featured cocktails, dancing, and dinner. The multi-gala evening raised a total of $675,000 for the Palm Beach Symphony.

Veuve Clicquot Miami Carnival
For the fourth year in a row, Veuve Clicquot hosted its Carnaval celebration in Miami—a South Florida spin on the Champagne brand’s longtime New York Polo Classic. The festivities were held at Museum Park, overlooking Biscayne Bay, and the venue included traditional Carnaval entertainment such as Columbian salsa dancing and drummers. The best part, of course, was the endless supply of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, which included the newer Veuve Clicquot Rich and Rich Rosé flavors. The event’s official beneficiary was the renowned Pérez Art Museum in Miami and all tickets included access to the museum. Those who splurged for a more exclusive tickets were granted admission to the new and secluded Rosé Garden, featuring lounge seating, Champagne bars, individual gourmet lunch boxes, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé, a photo booth, and more. Notable attendees included Issa Rae, Edgar Ramirez, Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier, Tyson Beckford, Karen Martinez, Caroline Daur, Shea Marie, and Caroline Vreeland.