Festivities For Legends, Funds For Pratt Scholarships

by CAROLINA FRANCESCA · October 17, 2008

Julian Schanbel, Takashi Murakami [Julian Schnabel and Murakami. Photos by CLINT SPAULDING for Patrick McMullan]

Thursday night Pratt Institute held its annual Legends 2008 benefit at the Chelsea located Pier 61. Charlie Rose was the presenter as guests honored Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Takashi Murakami and Julian Schnabel. There was a full dinner, of course, and cocktails.  Fashion was ever present in the event from Murakami"s signature style, to a hot pink dress on Allison Pottasch (perhaps a tribute to Schnabel"s pink palace?) to Barbaralee"s blue tinted glasses. This inspiring event helps young fashion talent that may otherwise not be able to afford a degree-level education.

Dick Cavett, Charlie RoseMurakami

More story and photos from this event below...

Other guests included Charlie Rose, Thomas Schutte, Amy Cappellazzo, Kurt Anderson, Marjorie Kuhn, Arlene Baker, Cliff Baker, Anita Cooney, Allison and Lisa Pottasch, Matt Pratt, Vito Schnabel, Olmo Schabel, Stella Schnabel, Tanya Van Cott, Bonnie Siegler, Jeff Scher, and Dick Cavett among others

Julian Schnabel, Charlie Rose

Mike Pratt

Stella and Vito Schanbel

Takashi "the man" Murakami

Allison Pottasch, Bruce Hannah, Tanya Van Cott

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Carl Spielvogel

Melanie Miracolo, Elizabeth Vallenilla, Olivia Choi, Megan Jones

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Britt Kapec

Tim Blum, Amy Cappellazzo, Tom Eccles

Harry Bogosian, Travis Bogosian