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NYBG Conversvatory Ball

Friday Fête: NYBG’s Ball, the Guggenheim’s YCC Party, and More

For this edition of Friday Fête, we’re sharing details from events hosted by ZEGNA, Château d’Esclans, SuperRare, and more. 

Botto Anna Condo, Sasha Stiles, Mario Klingemann, Harmon Leon, photo by Molly Tavoletti, courtesy of Botto.

Last Thursday in New York’s SoHo neighbohrood, SuperRare‘s pop-up gallery (which opened May 19) hosted a one-night solo exhibition of 14 works by the decentralized autonomous artist, Botto (whose works are governed by a DAO and sold exclusively via SuperRare). There, a panel discussion was moderated by the award-winning author and comedian Harmon Leon and featuring pioneer of AI art and creator of Botto Mario Klingemann; multi-faceted artist Anna Condo; and AI Researcher and theVERSEverse founder Sasha Stiles.

Photo by Madison McGraw/BFA, courtesy of ZEGNA.

On Monday in the Hamptons, ZEGNA kicked off summer at The Surf Lodge with a private evening performance from Oscar and Grammy award-winning artist Questlove. The curated crowd of celebrities, VIPs, and friends of the luxury menswear brand sipped on sunset cocktails with other notable guests, including Liev Schreiber, Teddy Quinlivan, Chloe Flower, and more. 

The Beach by Whispering Angel Photo by Madison McGaw, courtesy of Château d’Esclans.

That evening, Château d’Esclans celebrated the release of its newest rosé, The Beach by Whispering Angel. Invitees toasted to the wine’s approach to a higher environmental sensibility with lighter glass bottles and a partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots non-profit dedicated to preserving the world’s oceans. 

Photo by Jason Crowley, courtesy of the Guggenheim.

On Wednesday night, also in New York, the Guggenheim museum hosted its lively Young Collectors Party, returning to the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda after a two-year hiatus with performances by Perfume Genius and DJs TT Britt and Maya Margarita. With guests from around the globe, the evening began with a seated dinner in The Wright rotunda and fizzled to a close with an open bar and live music under the color-splash glow of neon lights. 

NYBG Conversvatory Ball Courtesy of BFA.

On Thursday in New York, dressed in black tie and surrounded by lush greenery, attendees gathered for the New York Botanical Garden’s Conservatory Ball. This year’s event celebrated the summer exhibition, “Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love” to honor the role of cuisine in life’s most heartfelt moments. The evening, led by Georgina Bloomberg, Lili Buffett, Rebecca Hessel Cohen, Gillian Hearst, Holly Lowen, Olivia Palermo + Johannes Huebl, Ariana Rockefeller, among others, began with cocktails and ended deep in the night with dancing.

That same afternoon, surf journalist Zack Ruffin joined photographer Matthew Brookes for an in-depth discussion of Rizzoli’s latest release, Into the Wild. As an homage to van culture, the book includes interviews with young surfers from Venice Beach as they traveled along the California coast and documentary-style shots.




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