Young & the Guest List: April

Save Venice’s Carnevale Weekend in Italy

The annual Save Venice masquerade ball has been deemed the city’s new Met Gala. Before returning to New York this spring, the organization hosted a magical three-day affair in Italy to celebrate both the annual Carnevale in Venice and the organization’s upcoming 50th Anniversary in October 2021. The theme of the weekend was “All the World’s a Stage,” and more than 140 art connoisseurs showed up in their most opulent costumes. On Friday evening, guests were encouraged to don sizzling red and pinks for Valentine’s Day at the Ex-Chiesa di Santa Chiara. For Saturday’s masquerade gala at the Royal Garden Reverie Ball in Palazzo Pisani Moretta, guests arrived by boat in regal attire, while Sunday’s evening featured a “Clash of the Centuries” ball at the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in the Palazzo Pisani. In all, the weekend raised $500,000 for the preservation of art in Venice. 

Adelina Wong Ettelson and Alexandra Lind Rose (Courtesy of BFA)
Lizzie Asher
Skylar Pinchal and Caroline Byron

Athena Calderone’s Dinner in Brooklyn

To celebrate the launch of her new book on interior design, Athena Calderone hosted an intimate dinner party at her home in Cobble Hill with Amy Astley and Architectural Digest’s Style Director Jane Keltner de Valle. With Calderone’s extensive network of decorators, Live Beautiful, which was officially released on March 3rd, offers an inside look on how the interiors designed by these tastemakers come together. The evening featured a seated dinner prepared by chef Ignacio Mattos paired with Robert Mondavi wine, and was attended by Naomi Watts, Jenna Lyons, Ulla Johnson, Wes Gordon, and more.  

Amy Astley, Athena Calderone, and Jeremiah Brent
(Courtesy of Nina Westervelt for Robert Mondavi Winery)
Naomi Watts

The Social Ones Screening in New York

For the premiere of The Social Ones, the Cinema Society hosted a screening downtown at the Village East Cinema. The very timely film, a comedy that follows a group social media influencers as they prepare for a photoshoot—and the anxiety and tensions that surface within the group in the process—is a wakeup call that highlights our generation’s attachment to platforms like Instagram. The film’s stars, Jackie Hoffman, Richard Kind, Stephanie March, Debra Jo Rupp, and Peter Scolari, attended the screening and the afterparty at Alphabet Bar in The Moxy East Village. 

Danielle Kosann, Stephanie March, and Laura Kosann
(Courtesy of Patrick McMullan)
Esther Park, Violetta Barberis, Mary Snow, and Jasmine Lobe

Sotheby’s & Dior Men Celebrate Contemporary Curated in New York 

In early March, Sotheby’s hosted a private tour of more than 250 lots that were offered in the Contemporary Curated auction held later that week with guest curator Kim Jones, the Artistic Director of Dior Homme. “For me, I always look at culture when it comes to both fashion and art. Both fashion and art are within culture, and I draw inspiration from both. And it’s an organic relationship for me,” said Jones, who included pieces like Nick Cave’s 2017 Hustle Coat and Alexander Calder’s 1936 Brooch. After the reception in the gallery, which included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a bespoke playlist by Honey Dijon, a small group of guests were invited to dinner hosted by Jones along with Charlotte Van Dercook and Edward Tang of Sotheby’s. The dinner took place at Indochine in NoHo, and attendees included Marc Jacobs, Charly Defrancesco, Victor Cruz, Karlie Kloss, and more.

Daniel Arsham, Kim Jones, and Karlie Kloss (Courtesy of BFA)
Marc Jacobs
Victor Cruz and Karrueche Tran