Leave it to the Performa, Performance Art Institute to turn the dress code into a complete spectacle. On Wednesday, the Arts Group hosted a black and white gala in honor of Adam Pendleton. 99 at Scott Studios in Brooklyn. About 400 artists and well-wishers attended the dinner and party with barely colored stitches, including a stunning pair of white Balenciaga pajamas.
On Monday, the Parsons School of Design raised 2. 2.6 million for its benefit at Glass House, which honored Tory Birch, Lauren Santo Domingo, Darren Walker and Keyhande Willie. Many guests dressed up budding designers in a theatrical mood.
And Public Theater raised 2.25 million at its annual gala in Central Park on Tuesday. The Alfresco Dinner, which honored producer Gul Shiva, was followed by performances by Renee Ellis Goldsberry and Oscar Isaac.
Additional reporting by John RTV.
I really commend you all for the courage to get out of Manhattan. – Rosalie Goldberg, founder of Performa, which hosted the gala in Bishkek.
“We have the best team in the world, and it’s no coincidence that a lot of them went to Parsons.” – Tory Birch, honored by Parsons.
The Performa Gala featured dinner under the stars, poetry by John Ritalick, and Julius Eastman’s work on four pianos.
“Without institutions like Parsons, New York would be another big soulless place.” – Darren Walker, honored by Parsons.
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