The Frick Collection 2018 Young Fellows Ball

Laura Day Webb, wearing ESCADA; Photo: Carl Timpone/

Once Spring is on the horizon supporters of New York City’s adored Frick Museum are looking forward to the annual Young Fellows Ball. Since it is the biggest event of the season, now in its nineteenth year,  they also search for the best possible outfit to represent the theme of the year. Inspired by Paolo Veronese monumental Choice Between Virtue and Vice (ca. 1565) fashionistas and important socialites showed which side they are leaning towards. In fashion and style that is.

Stephanie Nass, Steering Committee Member Larry Milstein, Emma Fredwall, Judah Schulman, Toby Milstein, Josie Isherwood, and Guest; Photo: Christine A. Butler

This year’s ball was held in partnership with ESCADA, a luxury womenswear brand known for contemporary and effortless style. Chairmen of the event Paul Arnhold, Sarah Flint, Amory McAndrew, and Gillian Hearst Simonds as well as selected guests wore  gowns by ESCADA.

Guests in the Music Room; Photo: Carl Timpone/

Magical Garden Court was lit in red and blue and popping in colorful frocks and Ferrari Trento sparkling.  Crèm de la crème of New York guest list came photo op ready to mingle while DJs Timo Weiland and Nicole Rosé, made sure young attendees showed off some spectacular dance moves.

DJs Timo and Rosé; Photo: Christine A. Butler

Young Fellows’ gifts support the preservation of the permanent collection, ground-breaking special exhibitions, annual symposia, award-winning concert series, and outstanding lectures, as well as the maintenance of the galleries and gardens of the landmarked Gilded Age mansion.

Take a closer look at chicest guests and the ambiance:


Avishan Bodjnoud; Photo: Carl Timpone/


Natalie Bloomingdale and Lilah Ramzi; Photo: Carl Timpone/


Polina Proshkina; Photo: Carl Timpone/


Andrew Nodell, Sam Moorkamp, and Molly Moorkamp; Photo: Carl Timpone/


Emma Fredwall and Steering Committee Member Larry Milstein; Photo: Carl Timpone/


Wes Gordon and Chairman Paul Arnhold; Photo: Carl Timpone/


Toby Milstein, wearing ESCADA; Photo: Carl Timpone/


Elaine Welteroth and Honorary Chairman and Creative Director of ESCADA Niall Sloan; Photo: Carl Timpone/


Laura Day Webb, wearing ESCADA; Photo: Carl Timpone/


Anita Saggurti; Photo: Carl Timpone/

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