Hillwood Gala — Full of Grace


Despite raindrops, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens was aglow on June 7 as it hosted its annual fundraising gala, highlighted by the current special exhibition “Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior.”  For the first time in North America, 86 selections from Princess Grace’s Christian Dior wardrobe and other special objects are on display in tribute to her dedicated relationship with the haute couturier.

Co-chairs Barry Dixon and Will Thomas, Mark Lowham and Joseph Rizzo; Sara and Peter O’Keefe; Mary and Ron Slip, together with Hillwood’s Executive Director Kate Markert, hosted the event which raised more than $500,000, the highest amount in Hillwood’s history.  Following cocktails and an opportunity to visit the exhibit in the Adirondack’s building, guests enjoyed an elegant dinner on the Lunar Lawn.

Proceeds from the evening will make it possible to preserve and share the beauty of Marjorie Merriweather Post’s treasures in one of the premier art collector’s museums in the United States.

George Iverson, Ellen Charles, granddaughter of Marjorie Merriweather Post, and Andrew Iverson. Photos by Tony Powell, courtesy Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. 

 

Zidi Berger, Nicole D’Amecourt, Alicia Roffeld and Mary Ellen Hood. Photos by Tony Powell, courtesy Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. 

 

Bob Broeksmit with Ben and Liz Brown. Photos by Tony Powell, courtesy Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. 

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