How Designer Sarah Flint Gets Ready for The Frick Young Fellows Ball


Sarah Flint has been redefining luxury footwear since she launched her eponymous shoe collection in 2013 at the age of 25. Tonight, the young designer is serving as chair for The Frick Collection’s Young Fellows Ball. We caught up with Flint before her big evening to find out her pre-event rituals as well as what—and who—she’s wearing.

I hope you’re rested! What is your night-before routine?
A good night’s sleep is priority! I like to have a quiet night in before an event, drink plenty of water, and cook a great dinner. Before turning in early, I’ll do a hydrating sheet mask—lately I’ve been using Saturday Skin. I end the day with Rodan and Fields Redefine Regimen, which has become my nightly go-to.  


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What was your first stop today—a quick blowout, perhaps?
The Frick Ball takes place during the week, so my first stop of the day was the office! Running my own company means very few days off, but we have so many amazing things happening this year that I’m excited to hit the ground running each morning. That being said, I plan to leave work a bit earlier than usual to start getting ready. I’m lucky enough to work with GlamSquad, who will come directly to my apartment and start with a blow-out.

Will they be doing your makeup as well?
Yes! GlamSquad handles hair, makeup, and nails at the same time, which is perfect if you’re on-the-go from work to an event. The whole process takes about two hours and is so relaxing. I try not to check too many e-mails and just focus on the night ahead. 

Who are you wearing?
I’ll be representing this year’s sponsor, Escada, in a pale pink gown that I fell in love with the moment I saw it. I haven’t chosen my shoes yet – that will likely be a last-minute decision! I am leaning towards our newly launched Luisa pump as it’s the perfect style for black-tie events, with Swarovski crystals and pleated satin. I also designed it in a Flat and D’Orsay—it’s so important at an event like this (and every day!) to feel comfortable and powerful in your shoes, especially if there’s dancing!