Exclusive Interview With Sarah Jessica Parker, Francisco Costa & More At The Tate Americas Foundation Artists Dinner After-Party

by Hilary Sheinbaum · May 9, 2013

    [Anne Hathaway, Adam Shulman via Getty] [Sarah Jessica Parker] [Alexa Chung, Derek Blasberg, Anne Hathaway]

    On Thursday night, prior to the Tate Americas Foundation Artists Dinner ending, Martha Stewart made an exit; before the after-party began. The after-party, DJed by Jim Lambie, started at 8 p.m. following the third-ever Artists Dinner fundraising gala, at Skylight at Moynihan Station in New York City. More than 30 artists from the Americas were honored at the event, sponsored by Dior. Check out our interview with Honorary Chair Sarah Jessica Parker, Francisco Costa, and Co-Chair Christen Wilson below!

    [Marina Abramovic, Riccardo Tisci, Ciara] [Adam Shulman, Anne Hathaway] [Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Cohen]

    Although she skipped the photo booth which projected black and white snap shots on an adjacent wall, Ms. Stewart ate dinner among artists and notable names such as Ciara, Anne Hathaway and Sarah Jessica Parker.

    "I love this museum. I have a routine. I get off the plane in London, and I drop my suitcase at the hotel, and I go immediately to the Tate. It started years and years ago, and I can't explain it. It's inexplicable. Why do we love a boy? Why do we love a book? Why do I love the Tate? I don't know. It's just a wonderful, exciting place to see old works and new works and I've always had this great affection for it," Ms. Parker, an Honorary Chair, told Guest of a Guest in an exclusive interview.

    "I think it's amazing, and everyone I know that steps into that museum is always thrilled by what they see - young and old."

    [Olympica Scarry, Ciara] [Francisco Costa] [Christen Wilson, Richard Hamilton]

    Tate Americas Foundation is an independent charity which raises support for Tate. The live auction on Thursday evening raised more than $500,000, and the overall event pulled in more than $2 million, which will be used to acquire art. Since 1999, more than $100 million of art and cash has been donated.

    "The auction went amazing. I'm really happily surprised," said Co-Chair Christen Wilson. "I think the most important thing is the people that showed up. Everyone from Zurich to Tokyo - from all over the world."

    In addition to artists, such as Ernesto Neto, faces of fashion "showed up" to celebrate as well.

    "What's not to love about art? It's like insulin," Women's Creative Director for Calvin Klein Francisco Costa told Guest of a Guest. "It's like blood. It keeps you awake."

    Other guests included Alexa Chung, Derek Blasberg, Nora Zehetner, Marina Abramovic, Glenda Bailey, Andy Cohen, Riccardo Tisci, Adam Shulman, Bill Miller, Marilyn Minter, Amy Phelan, Richard Hamilton, Milly Glimcher, Arne Glimcher, Nicholas Serota, Olympia Scarry, Francisco Costa, Polina Proshkina, Michael Avedon, Amy Sedaris, Tatiana Sorokko, Rob Wynne, Raphael Castoriano, Josephine Meckseper, Richard Phillips, Karen Watkins, Lauren Silverstein, Amy Phelan, Kira Flanzraich, Pamela Joyner, Estrellita Brodsky, Christen Wilson, Michael Gobo, Jeanne Donovan Fisher, Dionisio Fontana, and Lana Smith.

    [Photo via @azature]

    David Stark Design handled decor while catering was taken care of by Abigail Kirsch. Spirits were provided by Veuve Clicquot and Casa Dragones. The after-party concluded at 2 a.m. Guest received reusable Tate gift bags in blue, yellow and pink, which included Miss Dior fragrance, the May issue of Harpers Baazar and other goodies.

    [Other photos via BFA]