Inside Glam TEFAF Gala to Benefit MSKCC

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Lavinia Branca Snyder, Craig Thompson, MD
Lavinia Branca Snyder, Craig Thompson, MD.  Photos: Courtesy of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering

On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) hosted the inaugural opening night of TEFAF New York Spring at the Park Avenue Armory. Ninety three top international galleries and dealers participated in this debut edition, whose focus is on modern and contemporary art and design.. The fair opened to public on Thursday, May 4 and runs through Monday, May 8.

Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Sara Zilkha, Caryn Zucker
Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Sara Zilkha, Caryn Zucker

“We are thrilled to have partnered with the world’s leading art fair to once again to host the opening night,” said Lavinia Branca Snyder, president of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering. “It provides a unique opportunity to support the invaluable programs and initiatives at MSK, while getting a first-hand, exclusive look at some of the most incredible art & design collections in the world.”

Proceeds from the gala benefit The Society’s patient care, research and education programs at MSK. More than 2,000 high profile guests from the fashion, art, philanthropic and design worlds attended the preview, sponsored by ELLE Decor and FENDI.

The Opening Night : of TEFAF New York Spring
Kim-Heirston Evans and friend

Guests included: Peter Marino, Michael Boodro, Marcie and Jordan Pantzer, Debra Black, Caryn Zucker, Dr. Graig B. Thompson, Willem van Roijen, Patrick van Maris, Kate Kelly Smith, Juan Montoya, Kelly Behun, Kate Pickett and Andrew Davis, Kate Kelly Smith, Valesca Gurrand-Hermes, Lauren DuPont, Lauren Santo Domingo, Gabriella Moncada, Grace Fuller, Ellen Burstyn, Scott Sandres, Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner, Gaetano Sciuto and Stefania Giordano, Yosun & Olivier Reza, Fern Mallis, Michael Plummer, Jeff Rabin, Michael Boodro, Allison Aston, Jenny Slayton Greene, Bunny Williams, David Kleinberg, Alex Papachristidis, Madeline Weinrib, Sara Zilkha, Ferebee Taube,  Amanda Taylor, Carolina de Neufville, Sara Gilbane Sullivan Helen Lee Schifter, Kitty Sherrill, Susan Gutfreund, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Roman and Helena Martinez, Susan Zises Green, Shoshanna Gruss, Eleanora Kennedy, Annie Taube, Amory McAndrew, Brian J. McCarthy, Judy Gordon Cox, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Melinda Blinken, Shelley and Michael Carr, Lavinia Branca Snyder, Virginia W. Tomenson, Matthew Patrick Smyth, and many other of the city’s high-profile names.

Jennifer Creel, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes
Jennifer Creel, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes and friend
Dani Stahl, Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss
Dani Stahl, Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss
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