On Monday, April 8th, The New York Academy of Art hosted their 24th annual TriBeCa Ball at the Academy’s Franklin Street building honoring artist Brian Donnelly aka KAWS. The event was produced in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels with bubbly provided by Champagne Bollinger throughout the studio.
The city’s art-world insiders and A-listers including Liev Schreiber, Swizz Beatz, Coco Rocha, Naomi Watts, Brooke Shields, Kevin O’Leary (aka Mr. Wonderful), Donna Karan, Helena Christensen, Brian Atwood, and more, attended the New York Academy of Art’s TriBeCa Ball. Upon entering, guests were greeted by stilt walkers pouring Champagne Bollinger’s Special Cuvée from magnum-sized bottles.
As soon as she arrived, Brooke Shields immediately went over to the character on stilts and watched in admiration as he poured Champagne Bollinger into her glass. Coco Rocha interacted with the stilt walkers as well, even taking the magnum sized Bollinger bottle from them to pose for pictures.
From a magician, stilt walkers, to golden glamour girls meandering throughout the four floors, every room was transformed to honor this year’s theme of “luck,” providing ample nooks and crannies for eager guests to explore.