Tuesday night, we made our way downtown to Whitney Museum of American Art’s annual Art Party, hosted by Karlie Kloss, Common, and others. Check out the scene!
For our review of the Whitney Museum exhibition “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016”, click here.
While NYC might still be reeling from the Donald Trump election situation, you’d have never known it at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s annual Art Party, where guests stepped into a different world for a few hours with nothing but art on the mind. The Whitney is the one place where building a wall wouldn’t be such as a bad idea, so long as there’s art to be hung on it. The party’s list of co-chairs included rapper Common, Vanity Fair’s Michael Carl, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger, designer Brandon Maxwell and even supermodel and businesswoman Karlie Kloss. Yes we can!
The lobby of the Whitney was decked out in multicolor strands of lights going every which way with two bars serving up every drink imaginable as well as Whitney-specific cocktails like margaritas and moscow mules. We didn’t see 30,000 emails, but we did see at least 30,000 macaroons, carrot sticks, popcorn and chips served to guests. Who else was serving? Certainly Mia Moretti, who opened the night with a retro DJ set, with the iconic Questlove offering a stunning DJ set of his own, spinning everything from throwback hits to Rae Sremmurd. Yes we can and yes he did!
Stronger together? This attending crowd! Celebrities and Whitney supporters alike made their way around the lobby and the expansive 5th floor show, the “Dreamlands” video art exhibition. What a pleasant surprise to see Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet poking around a geodesic dome screening a video of a cat, or Karlie Kloss marching up the Whitney’s stunning eight-floor staircase. Perhaps making eye-contact with artist Jennifer Elster during a whirlwind dance or spying Whitney director Adam Weinberg checking out a neon work. Not to ignore the joy of serendipitously spotting Jessica Joffe slink into a freight elevator for a quick moment of quiet. Meanwhile downstairs, Maurizio Catalan, Common, and Jason Biggs danced up a storm as Lion Babe sang a funky set as Art Zealous founder Kristina Lopez and friends hung out with drinks in hand. I’m with her!
Don’t delete your account! Guests had to post a photo from inside the mirrored Samsung 360 photo booth. The glamour and drama was alive and well at the Whitney for the Art Party and the evening was totally Instagrammable with some truly amazing outfits with Karrueche Tran’s fun Bermuda inspired look, Samantha Angelo in a post-halloween skeletal gown, and Salvatore Ferragamo dressing Rose Gilroy and Margot of The Dolls. The way it goes, a component of RED IN VIEW (artists Malin Arnell and Amapola Prada performing Orbit) was somewhat lost among the gyrating guests on the dance floor and the sufficiently over-the-top outfits.
All proceeds go to the Whitney Museum of American Art for continuing programming into the new year.