Parties

Partying for a Good KAWS at the Tribeca Ball

Kat Herriman

04.09.2019

 
Jose Parla, KAWS and Moriah Black. Photographs by Darian DiCianno and Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com.
 

Every year, the New York Academy of Art and Van Cleef & Arpels celebrate a leader from their community at the institution’s annual Tribeca Ball. This year, the honoree was none other than the monosyllabic pop icon, KAWS, who not only has made an impact through his own aesthetic practice but through his visionary collecting habits, which have championed both young and outsider artists. As per usual, the artist’s presence attracted a starry, well-heeled crowd including Brook Shields, Naomi Watts, Swizz Beatz, Coco Rocha and Donna Karan among others.

 
Nicola Vassell and Swizz Beatz
Nicola Vassell and Swizz Beatz
Brooke Shields and Helena Christensen
Brooke Shields and Helena Christensen
Genevieve Jones
Genevieve Jones
Helen King and Naomi Watts
Helen King and Naomi Watts
Peter Saul
Peter Saul
Will Cotton and Rose Dergan
Will Cotton and Rose Dergan