Supporters of the Frick and their friends enjoyed the annual Young Fellows Ball, now in its seventeenth year and one of the most highly regarded and widely covered social events of the New York season. This year’s event—Palladium Nights—on Thursday, March 10, in partnership with CAROLINA HERRERA, evoked an era in New York City defined by vibrant sophistication when the meeting of art, fashion, music, and celebrity in the 1980s meshed downtown chic and uptown sensibility.
About 500 guests, many inspired by the evening theme, wore accents of gold, silver, and sequins, and filled the elegant Garden Court for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. There was also dancing in the Music Room until midnight to tracks spun by DJ Pierre Sarkozy. Adding to the festive occasion was the custom Palladium Nights geo-filter on Snapchat for guests who sent pictures and videos through the app.
Guest also enjoyed the special exhibitions and stepped back in time into the galleries that were once the private residence of Henry Clay Frick and his family. This great collector carefully assembled a remarkable group of masterpieces including paintings by Degas, Fragonard, Goya, Manet, Rembrandt, Turner, Vermeer, Whistler, and others, as well as Renaissance bronzes, Limoges enamels, Sevres porcelain, and French and Italian furniture.)