Fanciful Frocks From the Three P’s of Parties: Performa, Parsons and the Public Theater Galas

Leave it to Performa, the institute for performance art, to turn a dress code into a total spectacle. On Wednesday, the art group held a black and white gala in honor of Adam Pendleton at 99 Scott Studio in Brooklyn. About 400 performers and benefactors attended the dinner and party wearing barely a stitch of color, including a gorgeous white Balenciaga pajamas.

On Monday, the Parsons School of Design raised $2.6 million in favor of the Glasshouse, which honored Tory Burch, Lauren Santo Domingo, Darren Walker and Kehinde Wiley. Many guests wore emerging designers with a theatrical flair.

And the Public Theater raised $2.25 million on Tuesday at its annual gala in Central Park. The alfresco dinner, in honor of producer Gil Shiva, was followed by performances by Renée Elise Goldsberry and Oscar Isaac.

Additional reporting by John Ortved.

The most dressed has great outfits from upstairs, downstairs and all over the city.


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