Crystal Bridges Museum of American Artwork in Bentonville was crammed with all the pieces high fashion Oct. 26. The day’s fashion-focused happenings started with the Vogue Symposium within the Nice Corridor and ended with the star-studded Grit to Glamour Social gathering within the museum’s reworked foyer and Eleven Restaurant. Some 450 gala company helped increase $2 million for the museum’s arts teaching programs. The occasions have been held in celebration of the museum’s first vogue exhibition, “Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour.”
Tommy Hilfiger, founder and artistic director of Tommy Hilfiger, headlined the afternoon’s Vogue Symposium, created in partnership with the Council of Vogue Designers of America to convene “main business voices to rejoice American vogue design and share tales, experiences and perception on sustainability, range, fairness and inclusion.” The day featured conversations on empowering a future era of feminine entrepreneurs, Inclusive Design, Accountable Luxurious, the Way forward for Vogue, and supporting the subsequent era of Black vogue designers.
Symposium company additionally heard from Steven Kolb, Council of Vogue Designers of America CEO; Maghan McDowell, “Vogue Enterprise” senior innovation editor; Stuart Vevers, Coach govt artistic director; Nicole Phelps, “Vogue Runway” world director; Tania Flynn, Nike vice chairman of girls’s attire product design; Tracy Reese, Hope for Flowers founder and artistic director; Aurora James, Brother Vellies artistic director and founder; Sara Kozlowski, CFDA vice chairman of sustainability initiatives and training; Bethann Hardison, vogue advocate and luxurious model guide; Omar Salam, Sukeina designer and founder; Fe Noel, Fe Noel founder and designer; Michelle Finamore, Crystal Bridges visitor curator; Ruben Toledo, Crystal Bridges visitor exhibition designer; and Leslie Leonard, Walmart U.S. senior vice chairman of males’s/ladies’s/children’/child footwear service provider group.
That night, hosts Olivia Walton, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Artwork Board chairwoman; Derek Blasberg, creator and tv persona; Hank Willis Thomas, artist, co-founder of For Freedoms and Crystal Bridges Board member; Karlie Kloss, mannequin and tv host; and Tommy Hilfiger welcomed company to Grit to Glamour, the museum’s inaugural profit gala. The invitation to the celebration of vogue promised “an intriguing mixture of excessive and low, informal and opulent, anticipated and surprising in all the pieces from the décor to the meals to the apparel,” and company and get together planner Van Wyck & Van Wyck didn’t disappoint.
The night’s visitor listing included Christy Turlington Burns, Alexi and Seth Meyers, Jeremy O’Harris, Alex and Michael Toccin, Sylvanna Durrett, Chandra and Jimmie Johnson, Lyn and Norman Lear, Cameron Silver, Arianna Huffington, Geena Davis, Meg Ryan, Sybil Robson Orr, Brandon Maxwell, Barbara Bush, Lauren Bush Lauren, Julia Koch, Lynne and Jim Walton, Kelly and Steuart Walton, Sarah Simmons, Mandy Macke, Annemarie Dillard, Olivia Tyson, John Randall Tyson, Diane and Mark Simmons, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and spouse Susan, Shelley and Doug McMillon, Tony Waller and Ben Blakeman.
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At a Look
Who: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Artwork and Council of Vogue Designers of America
What: The symposium was created to convene “main business voices to rejoice American vogue design and share tales, experiences, and perception on sustainability, range, fairness and inclusion.”
Grit to Glamour Social gathering
Who: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Artwork
What: Some 450 gala company helped increase $2 million for the museum’s arts teaching programs on the inaugural profit gala.
When: Oct. 26
The place: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Artwork in Bentonville
Info: (479) 418-5700 or crystalbridges.org