Florals for spring? Groundbreaking - at least at the Frick. Just one night a year, the Upper East Side's iconic museum opens up its sprawling Fifth Avenue garden to patrons for an al fresco fête celebrating the season. This year's Spring Garden Party theme, The Triumph of Flora, was inspired by the exhibition Fired by Passion: Masterpieces of Du Paquier Porcelain from the Sullivan Collection, which features 40 pieces of delicate, breathtaking porcelain. The only thing gorgeous enough to match the art? Partygoers' chic summertime frocks! The Frick Fellows donned their best floral looks to rub elbows among the flowers, taking in the sunset over Central Park with minty Absolut Elyx cocktails in hand.
Besides the garden court and permanent collection galleries, guests were able to explore the rarely-seen second floor of the mansion, which was also open for one night only. Of course, it can't be a party without a little dancing and Dr. UNOs & Dubs were on hand to get people grooving before the evening's end. Click through for an inside look at this very special night!
[Photos Christine A. Butler, Samantha Nandez/BFA.com]