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Picture Perfect

acria-unframed-silent-auction.jpgMichelle Harper and Olivier Theyskens.

What: ACRIA’s Unframed 2013: Focus on Photography, a silent auction and cocktail party hosted by Olivier Theyskens and curated by Stewart Shining.

Where: The Sean Kelly Gallery in New York.

When: May 20

Who: A mix of fashion editors in airy, summer ensembles; designers like Peter Som, Prabal Gurung, Johan Lindeberg and Bibhu Mohapatra; and artsminded girls about town Sofia Sanchez, Arden Wohl, Rebecca de Ravenel and Michelle Harper.

Why: The intersection of fashion, art and photography can prove an irresistible mix–especially for such a good cause (proceeds went to ACRIA’s support for and research of HIV and AIDS). Theyskens even had a hand in adding work by Craig McDean, Arthur Elgort and Thomas Whiteside to the silent auction offerings. “I thought I could propose people who are more famous for fashion photography but also have a great, artistic voice,” said the designer, who owns works by Ellen von Unwerth and Karl Lagerfeld and had his eye on a photograph by Edward Mapplethorpe.

Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

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