The Frick Collection hosted its glamorous annual Autumn Dinner, a black tie event that gathers art patrons, philanthropists and celebrates The Frick Collection. This special social gathering on New York City gala season calendar most importantly raises funds to support the many important activities of the museum and Frick Art Reference Library, including conservation, education programs, and special exhibitions. Autumn Dinner was hosted at The Metropolitan Club, in the neighborhood of the historic Henry Clay Frick mansion.
Guests mingled during cocktail hour in the charming setting of the private club cheering with some sparkling wine surrounded by fall flower decorations. Trend seemed to be tones of gold, sequins, sparkles and bows.
The 2022 event honored Marina Kellen French, a loyal friend to The Frick Collection for many years and a member of the Frick’s Director’s Circle since 2013. She has actively supported the museum’s acquisitions program and has donated to its most important benefit events, including the Autumn Dinner and Spring Garden Party. Ms. French was presented with a commemorative silver tray from Christofle.
Take a look at the gallery to spot most fabulous guests
Benefit Chairmen: Margot and Jerry Bogert, Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard, Janine and J. Tomilson Hill, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, and Jane Moss and Ravenel Curry
Young Fellows Benefit Chairmen: Anita Saggurti and Blaike Young
Vice Chairmen: The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation
Benefactors: Irene Roosevelt Aitken and Hope and Robert F. Smith
Patrons: Beyer Blinder Belle, Barbara and Brad Evans, Mrs. Henry Clay Frick II, Jim and Alys Garman, Karen Z. GrayKrehbiel and John H. Krehbiel Jr., Agnes Gund, Jane and Michael Horvitz, Katharine Rayner, Sciame Construction, and Selldorf Architects Young Fellows Patrons: Daniel Howard, Arielle Patrick, Matthew Christopher Pietras, and Sophia Robert and Fiona Robert
Benefit Committee: Gini and Randy Barbato, Sofia Blanchard, Marian and Richard Bott, Edward Lee Cave, Christie’s, Annette de la Renta, Isabelle Harnoncourt Feigen, Kathleen Feldstein, First Republic Bank, Barbara G. Fleischman, The Fribourg Family, James Grant and Patricia Kavanagh, Luz-Mary Harris, Ph.D., and Steve Harris, Monika Heimbold, Amanda and Tom Lister, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Royce, Dr. Stephen K. Scher and Janie Woo Scher, Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman, Sabina and Harlan Stone, Barbara Tober, and Lucy R. Waletzky, M.D