The Foundation, founded by the late Lee Alexander McQueen, supports emerging artists with studio space and scholarships to develop their careers. The evening event at The Standard, High Line featured performances by Andrew Davis and Rosie Gibbens.
Davis’ Warp and Weft sculptures (life-size people made from Scotch tape) took their place on The Plaza while Gibbens treated the guests (including Thom Browne and Daniel Roseberry) to her piece, Auto Erotic Assimilation. During her performance, Gibbens applied her makeup with industrial tools (think drills and the like) for the fascinated crowd.
Sarabande Director Trino Verkade (recently profiled in Standard Culture) spoke to the gathering about the Foundation’s vision and purpose: “We have a rule at Sarabande that an artist can come from anywhere, at any age, in any discipline because that’s what creativity stands for.”