New York Style Events. MoMa Fete Invites Stars to Come Out and Play in the Garden

May 28, 2009 • Events

Estelle performing at the MoMa Party in the Garden

Tuesday night's annual MoMa Party in the Garden, or The PIG as it's affectionately called, saw a veritable turnout of high powered names coming together despite the unseasonal cold to rub elbows and even huddle together. "Oh, it's cold!" exclaimed a frigid Dionne Warwick while Glenn Close concurred, "It's definitely chilly," while perusing the cocktail hour in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Luckily, guests were invited to forget the brisk elements when entering the tents erected for the evening's festivities. Each tent was decorated with Miami-style nightclub lounge areas with dim lighting and low-level banquettes. New York Mayor Bloomberg relaxed with Caroline Kennedy, nibbling on the low cost menu of mini pigs in a blanket, grilled cheese and paella.

The event's purpose was to raise money for the Museum of Metropolitan Art without blowing a huge budget on the party itself. Taking a cue from the thriftier theme, some of the guests took advantage of the more casual dress-code and shopped their own closets instead of dropping a bundle. Glenn Close described her pulled together ensemble as an, "amalgamation of Armani" while co-chair of MoMa Marie-Josee Kravis announced she was wearing "Chanel from about 20 years ago."

The crowd also included a bevy of Rockefellers, Vernon Jordan, Candice Bergen, artist Paul Graham and singer Estelle who performed later in the night for a crowd of young fans who flooded the garden after the dinner.

Glenn Close in her own Armani ensemble

Estelle before her concert at the Party in the Garden

Dionne Warwick stepping out into the cold at the Party in the Garden

Mayor Bloomberg looking dapper at MoMa's Party in the Garden

Article Source: WWD
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—Alia Rajput 

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