By Matthew Hacke | Photograph from The Frick Pittsburgh
WHO: A sold-out crowd of 400 guests, including gala co-chairs Ina Gumberg, Peggy McKnight, Jessica H. O’Brien, Cary Reed, and Kiya Tomlin
WHAT: The Frick Pittsburgh marked the opening of its latest exhibition, Undressed: A History of Fashion in Underwear, with an exquisite event that previewed the 200-plus piece collection.
WHERE: The Frick Pittsburgh
HIGHLIGHTS: Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Frick Pittsburgh is the exclusive North American venue for the exhibit, which traces the history of underwear design from the 18th century to present day. The gala featured dinner and dessert from Rania’s Catering, which included French boned lamb pops, grilled scallops, and sugar cookie cutouts in the shape of bras and corsets to complement the theme. Guests also enjoyed a full bar and first look of the exhibit, which runs through January 7, 2018.
“We were thrilled to celebrate the opening of Undressed with so many fashionable guests on a beautiful evening at the museum. The gala was a wonderful way to kick off the second installment in the Frick’s series of fashion-focused exhibitions.” — Greg Langel, marketing and PR manager, The Frick Pittsburgh