The Museum of the City of New York’s Winter Ball

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Whitney Donhauser, Mark Gilbertson, Amory McAndrew==Museum of the City of New York Winter Ball==The Pierre, 2 E 61st St, NYC==February 23, 2016==©Patrick McMullan==Photo-Owen Hoffmann/PMC== ==
Thursday, February 25, 2016

On Tuesday night, The Director’s Council of the Museum of the City of New York held its annual 31st Winter Ball at the Pierre Hotel. This year’s soiree was assisted by the evening’s sponsors Oscar de la Renta and Taffin by James de Givenchy.

Over 400 guests filled the elaborately decorated ballroom for the elegant celebration. Attendees included including Mark Gilbertson and the Director’s Council Chairmen Celerie Kemble, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Jamee Gregory, Nicole Miller, Amy Fine Collins, Nicole Hanley Mellon, Calvert Moore, Sloan Overstrom, Allison Rockefeller, Lauren Remington Platt, Tara Rockefeller, Andrew Roosevelt, Alexia Hamm Ryan, and many more.

Mr. Gilbertson welcomed Jamie Dinan, the Museum’s Chairman, and his wife, Elizabeth Miller, and praised Mr. Dinan for his leadership on the beautiful renovation and expansion of the Museum’s landmark building on Fifth Avenue. Mr. Gilbertson then introduced Whitney Donhauser, the Museum’s new Director, who thanked the guests for their support of the Museum’s continuous growth.

Dinner and dancing to DJ Ray Jarrell followed shortly as the gala’s attendees enjoyed the music and the cocktails surround by the ballroom’s white orchids. As the event commemorated all the beneficial work to renovate and innovate the museum, there was even a game of “incentive prizes,” which included Oscar de la Renta dresses, that like museum itself so perfectly wed tradition and modernism, past and the future.

Photo by Owen Hoffmann/


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