Rose McGowan, the host of the Mad Paper Ball at the Museum of Arts and Design
All sorts of mad people came out for the first “paper” anniversary of the Museum of Arts and Design on Columbus Circle the other night. Rose McGowan, a host, dressed in a red vintage Bill Blass breezed in without paper accessories, as did notorious artist Terence Koh, who prefers to work with sugar and semen in his own sculptures.
Such a party for young things and old investors went down to fund the museum’s arts programs for children. Various creators, some of them fashion designers, made gowns and jackets only from paper, with the average asking price around $15,000 an item. The roll call on the fashion tip included Frank Tell, ThreeASFOUR, Matthew Williamson, Jen Kao, Kai Khune and Zaldy. Fine artists included Bliss Lau, Nina Basharova and one combo suit by Hugo Boss and James Rosenquist.
The kids hung on floors two for dancing with deejays Leo Fitzpatrick and Paul Sevigny, with dashes to the full bar on the seventh floor, while the adults — some octogenarians who also live in the East Eighties of Manhattan — dined on food upstairs by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Still, the kids looked fabulous, including Gavin Doyle from Purple Mag, Leigh Lezark and Greg Krelenstein from the Misshapes; and social gals Genevieve Jones and Fabiola Beracasa, seen with paper flowers shrewn through her hair below.
Fabiola Beracasa orders some paper flowers on line and applies them!