Spring’s most stylish annual event, The Frick Collection Young Fellows Ball made a successful return after two years. More glamorous than ever, guests celebrated this year’s theme “Modern Love,”. It was inspired by the current year-long installation series Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters.
For the first time ever Young Fellows Ball was hosted at the Frick Madison where nearly 500 guests dressed up inspired by the evening’s romantic theme enjoyed the museum, posed for pictures with portraits and danced the night away to music by Angel + Dren.
“Modern Love,” partygoers showed up dressed to impress in a black tie “with a twist”, capes and impressive accessories. From feathers, to opera gloves to sea shell shaped purses one can truly find style inspiration for the gala season in New York.
This year’s Young Fellows Ball 2022 event took place on a last Thursday of March, in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, First Republic Bank, and Carolina Herrera, with additional support from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Desolas Mezcal, and Quinn Rosé.
Proceeds from the Young Fellows Ball 2022 benefit event provide essential support for the Frick’s many activities, including the acclaimed programs of the Frick Art Reference Library and the Education Department, which serves students from New York City public schools in all five boroughs.
Young Fellows Ball 2022 Chairmen : Paul Arnhold, Drew Garrison, Grace Gummer, Sarah Hoover, Elizabeth Kurpis, and Indré Rockefeller
Honorary chairman : Wes Gordon
THE FRICK COLLECTION AND FRICK ART REFERENCE LIBRARY
Internationally recognized as a premier museum and research center, The Frick Collection is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts. The collection originated with Henry Clay Frick (1849– 1919), who bequeathed his home, paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts to the public for their enjoyment. The institution’s holdings— which encompass masterworks from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century—have grown over the decades, more than doubling in size since the opening of the museum in 1935. A critical component of the institution is the Frick Art Reference Library, founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick, daughter of the museum’s founder. Recognized as one of the world’s top art history research centers, it has served students, scholars, and members of the public free of charge for generations. The Frick Collection is currently located at its temporary home, Frick Madison, while its historic buildings undergo renovation and enhancement.
THE YOUNG FELLOWS
For more than twenty years, the Young Fellows have helped to ensure that The Frick Collection remains a singular museum experience. Young Fellows’ gifts support the conservation of the permanent collection, its presentation at Frick Madison, the organization of groundbreaking special exhibitions and installations, and the museum and library’s world-class public programming. Young Fellows events throughout the year offer social and educational opportunities for lively exchange among young art enthusiasts.
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
Saks Fifth Avenue is the premier destination for luxury fashion, driven by a mission to help customers express themselves through relevantand inspiring style. Since 1924, it has delivered one-of-a-kind shopping experiences, featuring an expertly curated assortment of fashion andhighly personalized customer service. Saks Fifth Avenue’s unique approach combines an emphasis on the digital customer experience with astrong connection to a network of 41 extraordinary stores across North America for seamless, all-channel shopping.
FIRST REPUBLIC BANK
First Republic and its subsidiaries have focused on exceptional, relationship-based banking and wealth management services since 1985. With client satisfaction scores twice the banking industry average, we are committed to always putting clients first by listening and being responsive to your needs. Our full-service offerings include private and business banking, wealth management, investment, trust and brokerage services, deposit services, and residential, commercial, and personal loans. The First Republic team stands ready to help at our preferred banking and wealth management offices, and through our convenient mobile and digital platforms. Our core values guide how we serve our clients, colleagues and communities: extraordinary service, respect, doing the right thing, taking responsibility, being positive, and always growing. We are also committed to helping our communities thrive, with a focus on supporting nonprofits in education, affordable housing, and arts and culture. First Republic is a constituent of the S&P 500 Index and KBW Nasdaq Bank Index.
Carolina Herrera is a New York–based fashion house recognized for creating beautifully crafted collections synonymous with fearless and fabulous style infused with bold elegance. Founded in 1981 by Carolina Herrera, the brand’s in-house atelier blends the traditions of haute couture and craftsmanship with the wearability and ease known to American fashion. Since 2018, Creative Director Wes Gordon has continued to excite and thrill in this modern era of Herrera, with his passion for color and bold silhouettes. The Carolina Herrera brand includes a portfolio of ready-to-wear, bridal, eyewear, fragrance, and beauty, as well as accessories for women, men, and children. Today, the brand is available in 105 countries at 15,000 points of distribution. Carolina Herrera is part of Puig, a third-generation, family-owned fashion and fragrance business based in Barcelona, Spain.