The Frick’s 17th Annual Young Fellows Ball

by Wendy Sy Photographed by Mia Moretti, Emmy Rossum
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Disco and dancing! Guests of the Frick were transported back to the 1980’s on Thursday evening during the museum’s annual Young Fellows Ball. The event, now in its 17th year, was themed Palladium Nights, and rekindled the decade and the spirit of downtown nightlife mixed with uptown sophistication.

Sponsored by Carolina Herrera, the vibrant black-tie event was nothing short of extraordinary, with the Frick’s iconic spaces decorated by Van Wyck & Van Wyck and lit up in a dramatic visual design by L&M Lighting, with bright colors in shades of red, oranges, purples, and blues.

Party-goers grooved to the beats of DJ Pierre Sarkozy who spun contemporary tracks until midnight. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served, and special exhibitions, Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture and From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue: French Porcelain at The Frick Collection were shown. In addition, the entire historical institution, including the permanent collection galleries, were open for a private viewing.

Chairmen of the event were Lily Aldridge, Rickie De Sole, Patricia Lansing, Amory McAndrew, Joann Pailey, and Olivia Palermo. And proceeds from the event benefitted the Frick’s education program, which serves New York City private schools in all five boroughs, and the Frick Art Reference Library.

To end the evening on a sweet note, delectable desserts including buttermilk panna cotta, salted caramel pudding push-up pops, “glitter” donuts, and “disco” dusted truffles were served.

Photos by Zach Hilty/BFA.com.


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