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For this week’s Friday Fête, Whitewall takes you through some of this week’s events, including celebrations with the Whitney Museum of American Art and Dior.
On Tuesday night in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art held its annual Art Party, hosted by co-chairs Kristen Cole of Forty Five Ten, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Natasha Lyonne, Michael Carl, and Micaela Erlanger. To benefit the museum’s Independent Study Program, as well as other art education initiatives, the night first kicked off with a seated dinner. Between bites, guests like dancer Maddie Ziegler and musician Poppy enjoyed a DJ set by Andrew Kuo and a special performance by five-time Grammy award winner John Benitez Trio, curated by and featuring Isaish Barr of Onyx Collective. After dinner, guests made their way to the party downstairs, dancing to a DJ set by KITTENS, while meandering through the exhibitions on view throughout the night—”Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again”; “Kevin Beasley: A view of a landscape”; “Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018”; and “Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900-1960.”
On Wednesday night in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dior hosted a cocktail soirée in celebration of “Christian Dior Designer of Dreams.” Open tomorrow through July 14, is the show is the largest retrospective of the house’s ever seen in the United Kingdom. The stunning exhibition shows works from the house from 1947 to the present day, showcasing Dior’s influence and its relationship with Britain. A few notable highlights from the show are sketches from Christian Dior, remarkable evening dresses from the early 1900s, and early perfume bottles—one from 1947 made of Baccarat blue crystal.