This year the Whitney Museum’s annual gala celebrated three female visionaries in the art world: artist Lorna Simpson and Whitney trustees Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. Sponsored by Audi, the event featured a white baby grand piano and millennial-pink carpeting among the décor. After guests showed off some fierce, experimental fashion on the red carpet, Audi and Michael Kors threw the party in a museum studio overlooking the Hudson River, where artists and socialites mingled with celebrities like model Hailey Baldwin and actress/artist Jemima Kirke.
The best-dressed guests included two partygoers in jackets with the faces of the evening’s honorees DeWoody and Cassullo painted on the back. Cassullo wore a leather corset, pants, and a long train (of which Amal Clooney would surely approve). A few invitees brought flowers in lieu of purses, like personal props for Instagram. And then there were the hats — oh the hats! People wore wide-brimmed hats, bucket hats, berets, and hats with cat ears. There were even fascinators paired with mini dresses, proving the royal family is still top of mind. Scroll for some party-dressing inspiration.