Young Fellows Ball at The Frick Collection - March 2015

The Frick Collection's annual Young Fellow's Ball is always a visual treat to behold both in the dramatic visual setting that we are invited to help create and (quite frankly, often more noticed!) the simply extraordinary fashion attire worn by the guests at each year's edition of this benefit.  This year's evening reception centered around a special exhibition - "Coypel's Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth Century France" - and, coupled with the benefit invitation's title "A Dance At The Spanish Court", visual inspiration sprung forth.   A paragraph from author Cervantes' Don Quixote provided us with an inspirational visual element - projections of elegant windmill blades rotating throughout the Garden Court -  to bring to the evening's festivities:

"Just then they came in sight of thirty or forty windmills that rise from that plain. And no sooner did Don Quixote see them that he said to his squire, "Fortune is guiding our affairs better than we ourselves could have wished. Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them."

And so windmills there were serving as a background to the social scene below and enhanced with rich red and gold light outlining and up lighting the Frick's classical architecture.....