On April 5th, 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 provide guests with the very first opportunity to preview two exhibitions: Self Service:Twenty-five Years of Fashion, People, and Ideas Reconsidered, chronicling the first 25 years of a cutting-edge Paris fashion publication, and Mario Sorrenti: 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 throughout the evening. Honorary Gala Co-chairs — Self Service founder Ezra Petronio, photographer Mario Sorrenti, and former 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 by Ben Kweller will wrap up this star-studded affair. Unique sponsor benefits include meeting our honored guests, receiving signed copies of Self Service and Kate, and the opportunity to have your portrait taken by Ezra or Mario, and will provide memories that will last far beyond the gala itself.
Gala Co-Chairs Kaleta Blaffer Johnson Kristen Cole
Honorary Chairs Dennis Freedman Ezra Petronio Mario Sorrenti
Host Committee Jeny Bania
Brian Bolke + Faisal Halum
Zoe + David Bonnette
Bela Pjetovic Cooley
Heidi + Bill Dillon
Mark Giambrone Laura Ginsburg Caroline Harrison Tammy Cotton Hartnett Mark Hiduke Fred Holston Laree Hulshoff + Ben J. Fischer Kelle + Joe Jackson Muffin + John Lemak Jo Marie Lilly Cristina Lynch Diamond Mahone Karla + Mark McKinley Ann McReynolds Michelle Moussa Nicole Musselman Christina Notzon Stacy + Dan Nutkis Cara + Gary Owens Esther Park
Jane Rozelle Capera Ryan Mark Schachter + Molly Bruder Stephanie Seay Robyn Siegel Mimi Sterling Susie Straubmueller John Sughrue + Marlene Fogarty Ashley Tatum Max + Ben Trowbridge Merry Vose Shelby Wagner + Niven Morgan
Nancy C. + Richard R. Rogers
GOLD SPONSORS: Ann + John McReynolds
Laree Hulshoff + Ben Fischer / Cara + Gary Owens
Dr. Rodger Kobes / Pfizer
Michelle Bardwell + Jonathan Pettee
Kaleta Blaffer Johnson
Dallas Contemporary invites you to become an underwriter or sponsor of S/S19. Net proceeds from the event go directly to Dallas Contemporary’s mission of bringing the art of our time to the public. We work with sponsors to create customized mutually beneficial, high-visibility partnerships.