El Museo 2010 Annual Gala

El Museo’s 2010 Gala brought together names like Narciso Rodriguez, Maria Cornejo, Brian Reyes, and Liliana Dominguez, as they gathered at Cipriani 42nd Street for the annual blowout benefiting El Museo del Barrio. Partygoers crowded the dance floor, as a live Mariachi band was on hand to provide the evening’s entertainment.

Along with dancing, dinner, and drinks, awards were also given to prestigious names in music. The museum’s ongoing director Julian Zugazagoitia presented artist Tony Bechara with the Special Leadership Award. Renowned designer Oscar de la Renta stepped in for a recovering Barbara Walters, who recently had heart valve surgery, to honor Placido Domingo with the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award as well as read him a heart-felt letter written by Walters.

Check the Haute Living events page for more scenes for this evening.