On 5 April, Dallas Contemporary will unveil a completely new format for its annual gala: Spring/Summer 2019. With celebrities, artists, fashion designers, photographers, and major museum patrons in attendance, this event promises to electrify your spring calendar. This gala/opening will be the very first to preview two exhibitions: The Self Service Story chronicling the first 25 years of a cutting-edge Paris fashion publication, and Kate, featuring photos of Kate Moss from her early days as a young model. Captured by Mario Sorrenti and immortalized in a fast-selling publication by Phaidon, Dallas Contemporary will be the very first to exhibit these images in a museum setting.
Part gala, part opening, S/S19 guests will be delighted by a series of experiences, sights, and sounds upon arrival. VOGUE photographer Yelena Yemchuk will greet patrons by taking snapshots that will stream in the gallery through the evening. Honorary Gala Co-chairs like Self Service founder Ezra Petronio, photographer Mario Sorrenti, and Barney’s Creative Director Dennis Freedman will mingle with the crowd.
Following cocktails and a first look at the exhibitions, guests will enjoy an elegant dinner and a short live auction benefitting the museum. Musical entertainment will wrap up this star-studded affair. Unique sponsor benefits like meeting our honored guests, receiving signed copies of Self Service and Kate, and the opportunity to have your portrait taken by Ezra or Mario, are available and will provide memories that will last far beyond the gala itself.
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