NEW YORK, May 6, 2012/ — Art and fashion collided last night at the Hotel Americano when influencers from both the fashion and art worlds came together for a cocktail party and dinner hosted by Net-a-porter.
Held to celebrate the inaugural season of Frieze New York a carefully selected presentation of more than 160 of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries taking place on Randall’s Island from May 4th to May 7th, Net-a-porter.com, which is an official sponsor, generously underwritten the event.
Top designers, galleries and art collectors from around the world joined NET-A-PORTER to celebrate Frieze New York’s Chelsea Gallery Night with a cocktail and seated dinner.
A highly anticipated event, the Frieze Art Fair’s Chelsea Gallery Night has more than 20 of Chelsea’s finest galleries opening their doors for a neighborhood block party filled with exclusive gallery previews, live music and food.
The night was filled with a range of art enthusiasts, including designers such as Sarah Burton, Christopher Kane, Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu, Jenna Lyons, Maria Cornejo, Mary Katranzou, Olivier Theyskens, Roland Mouret, and Erdem Moralioglu, as well as curators and collectors from galleries including, the Gagosian, David Zwirner, Lehmann Maupin, Marianne Boesky, Museum of Modern Art and Serpentine, among many others.
The NET-A-PORTER-sponsored event kicked off with roof-top cocktails and music by London DJ, Bip Ling, and continued with a seated dinner where luminaries from the worlds of fashion and art intermingled.
Attendees included Natalie Massenet, Amanda Sharp, Matthew Slotover, Sarah Burton, Christopher Kane, Jason Wu, Jenna Lyons, Mary Katranzou, Olivier Theyskens, Roland Mouret, Giovanna Battaglia, Nicholas Kirkwood, Arianna Huffington, Cecilia Dean, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton-Jones, Valeria Napoleone, Lucy Chadwick, Mila Askarova, Josephine Meckseper, Matthew Brannon, Nick Relph, Tim Rollins, and Tomas Saraceno, among others.