Asia Society Kicks Off Asia Week With Vivienne Tam And Others

by Rachelle Hruska · March 11, 2009

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Last night, Tony Winner BD Wong and designer Vivienne Tam helped The Asia Society kick off Asia Week in NYC, which this year has 20 private gallery previews, curator-led tours, auction house viewings, lectures, and other exceptional events.  The Garden Court was transformed for "Bangkok Nights," an evening that included unique performances, private access to the museum, an elegant dinner, dancing to DJ Serebe Kirobe (of Merkato fame), as well as a live auction with over 20 amazing trips including a two week trip to Thailand worth $100k. Guests included....

Co-chairs Janet Jacobs and Susan Shin, Young Patrons co-chairs Laura Begley, Ida Liu and Diana Sheng Hsu, Princess Yang Chen of Sikkim, Betsy and Edward Cohen, Lois Collier, Scott Delman, Inger McCabe Elliot, Pam Gale, James Lebenthal, Pooneh Mohazzabi, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky, Marie-Helene Weill, Wesley Wang, Ali Weinberg, Arden Wohl, Victoria Wyman, Jalsa Urubshurow, Diana Hsu, Nick Dietz, Alina Suprunova, Sally Wu, Jennifer Green, Keiko Iida, Janet Ross, Julie Cho, Danika Swanson, Leah Thompson, Cathleen Cimino, Syndney Peng, and Azadem Fartasm among others.

Vivienne Tam, Susan Shin, BD Wong, Laura Begley, Ida Liu, photos by Christopher London

Janet Ross , Vishakha Desai , Julie Cho Janet Ross , Vishakha Desai , Julie Cho

Danika Swanson, Leah Thompson, Cathleen Cimino, Sydney Peng, Azadem Fartasm Danika Swanson , Leah Thompson , Cathleen Cimino , Sydney Peng , Azadem Fartasm (Asia Society Volunteers for the Event)

Xin Li, Nick Dietz Diana Hsu, Nick Dietz