Art, Fun, and Fashion Converge at The Guggenheim Young Collector’s Party

Anne Huntington, Elizabeth Kurpis, Joey Lico, Sarah Arison and Noreen Ahmad Photo: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

The annual Guggenheim Young Collectors party is known for bringing out some of the coolest kids from the worlds of art, fashion, entertainment, and philanthrophy for a night of cocktails and celebration, and this year was no exception. Thrown by the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council with support by David Yurman, the exclusive event featured music by DJ Chelsea Leyland as well as a performance art piece from Eva Kotátková.

The party took place primarily in the lobby, where a sophisticated young crowd mingled over champagne, Pointy Snout caviar, and dessert. The stark white museum and sexy, low lights provided the perfect backdrop for beautiful guests to show off their stylish outfits. The evening’s best dressed list included Leyland, in a structural red velvet dress and distinctive braid, jewelry designer Anne Koch in an offbeat and unforgettable outfit featuring a fish-shaped purse, and Young Collectors Committee chair Noreen Ahmad in an embellished, floor length number.

While the Italian Futurism exhibit was dark, guests were able to view the Carrie Mae Weems retrospective at their leisure. Doing so also provided an opportunity to take a break from the action and view the spectacle from above, or perhaps engage in a more intimate conversation than the event’s upbeat atmosphere allowed for.

DJ Chelsea Leyland Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

DJ Chelsea Leyland
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Anne Huntington, Elizabeth Kurpis, Joey Lico,  Sarah Arison and Noreen Ahmad  Photo: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

Anne Huntington, Elizabeth Kurpis, Joey Lico, Sarah Arison and Noreen Ahmad
Photo: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

Cary Fukunaga and Katherine Brinson Photo: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

Cary Fukunaga and Katherine Brinson
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Alexander Gilkes, Ku-Ling Yurman and Evan Yurman Photo: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

Alexander Gilkes, Kuling Yurman and Evan Yurman
Photo: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

Evan Yurman and Katrina Bowden Photo: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

Evan Yurman and Katrina Bowden
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Amanda Baker, Alanna Miller Photo: David X Prutting

Amanda Baker, Alanna Miller
Photo: David X Prutting

April Hunt, Emma Randers Photo: David X Prutting

April Hunt, Emma Randers
Photo: David X Prutting

Joseph Altuzarra, Jeff Weissman Photo: David X Prutting

Joseph Altuzarra, Jeff Weissman
Photo: David X Prutting

Anne Huntington, Dan Tanzilli, Astrid Hill Dattilo, Noreen Ahmad Photo: David X Prutting

Anne Huntington, Dan Tanzilli, Astrid Hill Dattilo, Noreen Ahmad
Photo: David X Prutting

Jewelry designer Anne Koch Photo: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

Anne Koch
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Refreshments included cocktails, champagne, and caviar. Photo: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

Refreshments included cocktails, champagne, and caviar.
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DJ Chelsea Leyland spun a sick soundtrack for the party. Photo: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

DJ Chelsea Leyland spun the perfect soundtrack for the party.
Photo: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

Guests mingled int he Guggenheim lobby, Photo: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

Guests socialized in the Guggenheim lobby,
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The crowd was expectedly hip and well-dressed. Photo: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

The crowd was expectedly hip and well-dressed.
Photo: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

Photo: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

Photo: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images


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