Last week the Whitney Museum hosted it’s 2010 art party, celebrating art and fashion. A silent auction and dance party benefiting the museums Independent Study program drew a crowd full of artists, actresses, models, and fashion designers alike.
Among the first celebrities and committee members to arrive was model Alek Wek:
The always gorgeous Alek almost appears ageless in person.
Allison Aston, Sarah Brown, Lubov Azria, Brooke Neidich, Ellen Harvey and Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo.
Lubov Azria, wearing a BCBG dress modified by artist Liz Magic Laser:
VOGUE’s Sarah Brown, wearing a BCBG dress modified by artist Ryan Humphrey:
Daughter of designer Max Azria, who’s company co-sponsored the event.
Committee member Christina Ricci wore a gorgeous cream colored Herve Leger dress, which she told reporters “took multiple people to zip her into”.
Christina and Lubov Azria.
A star since childhood, Christina seemed very sweet and down to earth with reporters:
DJ’s The Misshapes
At one point, Leigh was actually smiling!
Actress Eva Amurri arrived with fashion designer Chris Benz, who seemed a bit shy in front of the blinding flashbulbs:
Committee member Maggie Grace:
Wearing a skirt hand-painted by artist Ellen Harvey.
Real Housewife of NYC Kelly Bensimon practically caused a photographer riot when she nearly flashed the crowd (due to her dresses wide arm holes).
Kelly and designer Adam Lippes:
Fashion Designer Yigal Azrouel made a quick appearance:
The crowd went wild, nearly knocking me off of my step stool when event host Emilie de Raven arrived.
I’ve been a fan of Emilie’s since her days on the WB’s Roswell, so it was great to see her adorableness in person. She looked ridiculously cute in her ballerina-esque BCBG blue dress and embellished headband.
One of the last arrivals was Ivanka Trump.
Looking absolutely stunning, as always.
After the arrivals, I made a quick spin through the party. The event took up two large rooms in a Mercer Street loft space, decorated to look like an outdoor garden by Bronson Van Wyck. Live performances took place in which artists transformed white fall 2010 BCBG dresses into works of art. I could have stayed and danced to DJ Paul Sevigny’s expertly curated mix of 70’s dance music with the event’s many guests. But I was exhausted after 3hours of photo taking, and anxious to go home and get out of my rained on ensemble. If you’re now looking forward to the Whitney’s 2011 art party, know you don’t have to be a celebrity or artist to attend! Tickets are sold to the public every year.
See the entire photo set here.