Inside the 2022 Frick Collection Young Fellows Ball
All the young dudes
April 01, 2022
PARTY PEOPLE Zion Moreno, Savannah Smith, Indré Rockefeller, Wes Gordon, Sarah Hoover, and Paul Arnhold
Photo by BFA
On Thursday night, The Frick Collection held its annual Young Fellows Ball for the first time in the museum’s temporary new home on Madison Avenue. This year’s theme was “Modern Love,” inspired by the museum’s current installation series Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters.
Upper exhibit levels were open for guests to tour, while the garden level was transformed into a nightclub. A night at the museum is always good fun — especially when alcohol is involved — but this year’s event was especially delightful for fashion lovers, given the juxtaposition between the frothy gowns and Marcel Breuer’s modernist architecture. You want to make a Tom Ford pop? Put it in front of a concrete wall.
This year’s event was held in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, First Republic Bank, and Carolina Herrera, with the brand’s designer, Wes Gordon, acting as honorary chairman. The black-tie affair was held to benefit the museum’s programs, including the Frick Art Reference Library and the education department, which serves public school students across the city.