On Monday, March 18th Asia Society marked Asia Week New York via a truly exciting and festive signature gala benefit--Celebration of Asia Week was held at the highly regarded Pierre Hotel in New York City. Asia Week New York, which takes place March 15–23, a dynamic collaboration of museums, international art dealers and auction houses, showcases an extraordinary gathering of pan-Asian visual art at exhibitions, previews and special programs throughout the city, and is geared toward a discerning audience from around the world.
The cocktail reception began at 6:30 pm and offered Asian-inspired tastings accompanied by the sounds of a jazz trio. However, it was the black-tie, and other festive national dress that ruled the evening. The red carpet yielded Estee Lauder Spokesmodel Hilary Rhoda in a white feathered cocktail dress by Jason Wu; fashion muse Michelle Violy Harper in a black shimmering gown also by Jason Wu; Yue Magazine Editrix Chiu-Ti Jansen in an authentic silk red and gold silk gown from Shanghai; Philanthropist Jean Sharifoff in a Zang Toi, and New York Publicist/Brand Strategist Susan Shin in a beaded turquoise Badgley Mischka caftan among others.