NEW YORK ART GALAS
Spring has officially sprung and it’s the season for star-studded spring galas in New York.
All the celebrities have come out to play, pose and pay homage to causes of their choice—namely the arts.
Here’s some photos by Nadja Sayej showing everything you missed.
Kicking off the gala season was last week’s New Museum’s spring gala, which honored Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, where models lie Emily Ratajkowski dined alongside John Waters, Leelee Sobieski and art star Cindy Sherman.
At the Tribeca Ball on Monday, which was hosted by Van Cleef & Arpels for the New York Academy of Art, artist Kaws was honored with support from rapper and art collector Swizz Beatz, with dinner guests like 1980s icon Brooke Shields, model turned photographer Helena Christensen, the pensive Naomi Watts, Live Schreiber and appearances from fashion luminaries like the sunglasses-at-night queens Donna Karan and Nicole Miller, as well as models Coco Rocha and Anne V.
On Tuesday, Alek Wek came out for the Aperture party where New York model-turned-photographer Ethan James Green launched his photo book Young New York, while Project Runway’s Karlie Kloss came out to support the Girls Club Spring Fling, which was hosted by Russian Doll star, Natasha Lyonne on Wednesday night. The dinner was held in a Lower East Side synagogue owned by Spanish artist Angel Orensanz and saw guests like celebrity stylist Patricia Field and quarterback player Colin Kaepernick.
Words & photos NADJA SAYEJ