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Battle of the Summer Parties: The High Line vs. V&A Museum

This week, the High Line in New York and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum both threw summer parties. Here, a side by side comparison of the two events.


This week, the High Line in New York hosted its annual summer party, while across the pond, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum threw an inaugural summer bash. Both events were in honor of public art institutions, but who cares when Kate Moss is present? After all, you don’t really need an excuse to celebrate when the weather is this nice. Or in the words of Riley Keough: “Summer love.” Here, a side by side comparison of the two fetes.

Location, Location, Location The High Line: A 1.45-mile-long New York City park built on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur; it opened in 2009. V&A: The world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects; it was founded in 1852.

Tribes The High Line: Young Hollywood and New York socials. V&A: British supermodels of past and present and fashion designers.

The A-List The High Line: Riley Keough, Chloe Grace Moretz, Parker Posey. V&A: Kate Moss, Erin O’Connor, Twiggy, Kylie Minogue.

Aren’t you related to…? The High Line: Michael Avedon, Isabelle McNally, Benjamin Bronfman. V&A: Charles Delevingne, Sophie Kennedy Clark.

The Music The High Line: DJs Sam French and Ross One. V&A: Irish singer Róisín Murphy performed a live set.

Fashion Sponsor The High Line: Coach. V&A: Harrod’s.

Celebrity Couple The High Line: Moretz said her favorite memories of summer involved “random boyfriends.” She’s currently linked to Brooklyn Beckham, who sadly wasn’t in attendance. V&A: Kate Moss and 29-year-old scion Count Nikolai von Bismarck.

Lite Bites The High Line: Lobster rolls and crab sandwiches as well as fresh fruit and veggies, courtesy of Bite catering. V&A: Scottish salmon, dry aged rib of beef, chicken and apricot terrine and raspberry macaroons, courtesy of Harrods.

Topic of Conversation to be Avoided The High Line: The Low Line. V&A: #brexit.

Photos: Battle of the Summer Parties: The High Line vs. V&A Museum

Kate Moss and Count Nikolai von Bismarck attend the 2016 V&A Summer Party in partnership with Harrods at The V&A on June 22, 2016 in London, England. Photo by Getty Images.

Parker Posey, Chloe Grace Moretz at the 2016 party on the High Line. Photo by BFA.

Riley Keough at the 2016 party on the High Line. Photo by BFA.

Edie Campbell attends the 2016 V&A Summer Party in partnership with Harrods at The V&A on June 22, 2016 in London, England. Photo by Getty Images.

Arizona Muse attends the 2016 V&A Summer Party in partnership with Harrods at The V&A on June 22, 2016 in London, England. Photo by Getty Images.

Phoebe Collings attends the 2016 V&A Summer Party in partnership with Harrods at The V&A on June 22, 2016 in London, England. Photo by Getty Images.

Gaia Matisse and Andrew Warren at the 2016 party on the High Line. Photo by BFA.

Sabine Getty attends the 2016 V&A Summer Party in partnership with Harrods at The V&A on June 22, 2016 in London, England. Photo by Getty Images.

Jessica Joffe at the 2016 party on the High Line. Photo by BFA.

Tania Fares attends the 2016 V&A Summer Party in partnership with Harrods at The V&A on June 22, 2016 in London, England. Photo by Getty Images.

Olivia Jansen at the 2016 party on the High Line. Photo by BFA.

Chloe Grace Moretz at the 2016 party on the High Line. Photo by BFA.

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