Despite always having a very clear sartorial theme, each year The Whitney Art Party is reliably a most interesting, fascinating phenomena of an evening where everyone in attendance somehow manages to be at a different party...
Some people are in black tie, some people are in cocktail attire, some are full on ready to hit the club, and some are in jeans, sneakers and backpacks - each too cool, in their own way, to be so easily classed together, barely anyone actually paying attention to the theme.
This year's botanical-inspired event saw the museum's floors filled with artfully inclined patrons / partygoers, catching up over cocktails, exploring the galleries, including a special first look at Harold Cohen: AARON, an exhibition on AI in artmaking, and dancing to DJ sets by MGMT and Samantha Urbani.
Curious to see who wore what?
Casey Kohlberg, Bach Mai
Jack James, Daniel Walters
Tori Taylor, Clayton Calvert
Steven Beltrani, Micaela Erlanger, Edward Barsamian, Alexander Hankin
Nidaa Ombali, Anwarii Musa
Catherine Smith Licari, Molly Krause
[Photos by Madison Voelkel]