This year’s Tribeca Ball, hosted by Van Cleef & Arpels, shone like a diamond as an event full of glitz and beauty. The sparkly motif certainly persisted throughout the night, complete with romantic strings of light in the dining room and attendees adorned in the “shimmery chic” dress code.
The Ball honored Eva & Michael Chow, who have great influence in the art world. Their prominence as collectors, artists, and icons comes from years of commitment to the arts. Michael Chow, who was a close friend to Andy Warhol, shared in his role as a zealous supporter of the New York Academy of Art. To tangibly commemorate his longstanding support of the arts and his own talent, the Ball featured Chow’s paintings as part of the event.
The New York Academy of Art provided the perfect setting in which to host many of the top figures in the Arts. Each floor of the Academy contained artwork by its students, beautifully showcased in a miniature gallery style. The music was live, varied, and full of life. The musicians dispersed throughout the event not only provided a musical backdrop, but provided a live entertainment show as they walked around the galleries. Augmenting the art and the music, other artistic elements wowed guests. The Seven Seas theme was carried out theatrically, complete with blue tunnels of light, art installations reminiscent of waves, and shimmery, painted mermaids and mermen on stilts mingling with attendees.
The Tribeca Ball proved itself yet again to be a beautifully planned event to honor the generous supporters of the arts, without whom our world would be a much less colorful place.
By Emily Allen