Jaden Smith, Shaun Ross, and Jordun Love. Photo by BFA.
Ava McAvoy and Dilone. Photo by BFA.
May Kwok, Mia Moretti, and Margot. Photo by BFA.
On Tuesday night at Spring Place, a new members-only club tucked into a TriBeCa alleyway, New York’s fashion and art crowd resurrected post-Met Gala for a good cause. The occasion was the launch of the New Women’s Project, a partnership with the New Museum to support five female artists: Nicole Eisenman, Goshka Macuga, Cally Spooner, Andra Ursuta and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz. “When we first came to DKNY, it was a priority for us that we immerse ourselves in the arts,” said DKNY creative director Dao-Yi Chow, who was hosting the party with Maxwell Osborne and W. “The museum is in our backyard. It’s downtown, unlike others like the Met. The partnership just felt right, but the New Women’s Project specifically makes so much sense for honoring Donna [Karan] as a visionary and women’s designer in a male-dominated industry. She really broke so many boundaries, and so did Marcia Tucker, the founder of the New Museum. Chow and Osborne underlined Karan’s boundary-pushing legacy Monday night when they sent their date, singer Halsey, down the black-tie Met Gala red carpet in Blade Runner-inspired sneaker boots. “It was probably one of the more intimate galas,” said Chow. “Well, the most intimate 600-person gala you could possibly have.” And as for the after parties, they didn’t go all out. “We planned it out. We knew we had this tonight, so we only went like, eighty-percent.” Later in the evening, Jaden Smith, another Met Gala survivor, also made an appearance, though he was noticeably less chipper than Chow and Osborne. Perhaps he gave 110 percent.