It was a week of beginnings. The new David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center held an opening night gala on Oct. 26 with a lively concert that featured Alicia Keys, Renée Fleming, Vanessa Williams and the New York Philharmonic. Mayor Eric Adams gave opening remarks at the cocktail reception, which was followed by a dinner that took over two tiers.
The American Ballet Theater ushered in a new era with a performance of Christopher Rudd’s “Lifted” and a black-tie dinner attended by leading figures in the worlds of dance, fashion, entertainment and philanthropy. And “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” had its New York premiere on Tuesday night, followed by a party at the Peak Restaurant, which hovers 101 stories above Hudson Yards. Also on Tuesday, Glamour hosted its annual Women of the Year Award at the Grill and the Pool.
‘This jacket was done for me by my tailor … I just call him Arthur. I’ll send you his number.’ — Eric Adams at David Geffen Hall
‘Alicent Hightower meets Mother Nature for the A.B.T. fall gala.’ — Isabella Boylston, referring to a ‘House of the Dragon’ character
The opening night galas for David Geffen Hall, on Oct. 26 and Oct. 28, raised $17 million.
‘This long and twisting journey began over seven years ago with a remarkable gift from my friend David Geffen.’ — Katherine Farley at David Geffen Hall
Ryan Coogler honored Chadwick Boseman by wearing a black-and-gold pendant with a picture of the actor.
The Most Dressed features great outfits from up, down and all around town.