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Pop-Up Party

| May 14, 2015 | Parties National

Coinciding perfectly with the opening of Andy Warhol: Portraits, Phoenix Art Museum’s annual The pARTy gala began with cocktail hour and a fashion show inside the museum. Black tie-clad guests—some even donning wigs in honor of Warhol—made sure to browse the exhibition, Champagne in hand, as the party got under way.

The museum’s new director and woman of the hour, Amada Cruz, was radiant and gracious the entire evening. And of course the night could not have carried such a fantastic theme had it not been for the exceptional work of Jerry Smith, the toastworthy curator of the fabulous Warhol exhibition.

Following a phenomenal runway show of spring looks by Akris—brought to the Valley by the fashion label, Neiman Marcus and The Agency Arizona—the party moved into the Studio 55-inspired tent for dinner, live music, dancing and entertainment. From the go-go dancers and painted-fruit tablescapes to the decor’s bright palette and sparkling dance floor, the spirit of Warhol’s art was felt throughout. -Photos by Haute Photography


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