On The Avenue

AVENUE Rocks Out

by Kelly Laffey Photographed by LUKAS MAVERICK GREYSON
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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On Tuesday, October 17, AVENUE co-hosted its latest Salon Dinner with The Related Companies and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. The evening featured a conversation with David Rockwell of The Rockwell Group, previewing the magazine’s November/December cover.

As the evening got underway, Rockwell and Avenue editor Kelly Laffey sat down for a brief Q&A, where Rockwell described the inspiration for his designs, noting that he’s most interested in how people interact in his spaces. His background in theater informed his early interest in the arts.

In attendance were Arthur and Liana Backal; Lizzi Bickford; Nick Boles; Sharon Bush; Lady Liliana Cavendish; Francia Cooper; Dan August Cordeiro; Iris and Jay Danker; Jeannie Dent; Sophie Elgort; Stephanie Fleischman; Lisa and Jimmy Fuld; Fritz Gallagher; Anastasia Ganias; Hunter Gellin; Tina Gershoff; David Gilberg; Lucia Hwong Gordon; Vajra Kingsley; Catherine Maddox; Todd Meadow; Liz Monti; Hunt Slonem; Frederick Spencer; Sherry Tobak; Eric Weinrib; Jeannie Woodbrey; Phyllis Lalli; Henry Lyon; Molly Rowe and AVENUE President Randi Schatz.

The event was held at 10 Hudson Yards, a residential and retail tower part of the Hudson Yards development, the largest private real estate development in the history of the U.S. As a part of the mixed use project, Rockwell designed The Shed, an art and performance space. When The Shed is complete in Spring 2019, it will be the first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce and present all types of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. 

Guests arrived for a cocktail hour, before being seated for a dinner prepared by Stephanie Nass. Also known as Chefanie, Nass launched her Victory Club private dinner parties in 2014. The evening’s menu and table décor were inspired by some of Rockwell’s most iconic designs, including the Discovery Playground at South Street Seaport; his set designs for Broadway shows like Hairspray and She Loves Me; and, of course, The Shed.



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