This weekend, the new Fondazione Prada art center in Milan, designed by longtime Prada collaborator Rem Koolhaas and OMA, will open its doors to the public. These are no ordinary doors though—one façade of the converted factory building is covered in 24-karat gold leaf. To celebrate the much-anticipated opening, Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli hosted an inaugural dinner Sunday. Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the Mayor of Milan joined Koolhaas and cultural power-players like Venice Biennale director Okwui Enwezor, artists Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist and director Steve McQueen. Between the Venice Biennale and Milan Expo 2015, it’s hard to compete with all the events happening in Italy right now, but the Fondazione Prada certainly shines.
Photos: The Midas Touch in Milan
Miuccia Prada, Patrizio Bertelli, Giuliano Pisapia, and Cinzia Sasso. Photo by Getty Images.
Charlie and Rem Koolhaas. Photo by Getty Images.
Steve McQueen. Photo by Getty Images.
Patrizio Bertelli and Jeff Koons. Photo by Getty Images.
Julia Peyton Jones and Hans-Ulrich Obrist . Photo by Getty Images.
Okwui Enwezor and Louise Neri. Photo by Getty Images.
Fondazione Prada. Photo by Getty Images.
Anish Kapoor and Sophie Walker. Photo by Getty Images.
Nina Yashar. Photo by Getty Images.