Home to a diverse community of creatives, the fête brought together writers, cinematographers, sculptors, interior designer David Thiergartner and Broadway star Ted Keegan (top).
The theme this year was Celebrating Hollywood Fashion. There was an exhibit of original gowns by some of Ms. Fabulous' favorite designers. Oprah Winfrey ' s gold dress from the 2012 Academy Awards by THEIA, Janet McTeer's David Meister red Oscar dress from 2012 and Angela Bassett’s black and gold dress by Byron Lars from the Independent Spirit Awards were on display. COTY (now CFDA) award winner George Halley, a Hudson View Gardens resident contributed one of his vintage Hollywood glamour looks from his collection to the exhibit as well.
Guests sipped on Prosecco and gold-rimmed “Oscar-tini”cocktails made with Zico coconut water. Snacks included celebrity-healthy Pop Chips and a artisanal cheese selection. Sweet treats included chocolate dipped statuette cookies covered in gold glitter and mini red velvet cupcakes.
Being a trivia wiz paid off at this event. Guests won prizes ranging from Birchbox gift sets, Macy’s gift cards to iPods for their knowledge. Observant viewers also won prizes for checking off custom Bingo cards for the party with squares naming “Drunk Celebrity” “Best Photo Bomb” or “Trips on Dress” early in the evening.
East or West Coast, North or South, the Academy Awards can be a good time for all.
Photos by Mark Manley, Mariana Leung