NYDC’s Masquerade Ball – “Expect the Unexpected”

By danielle


With the cold winds blowing outside, we thought it would be the perfect time to share some sizzling shots of our favorite magazine editors, architects, designers and manufacturers incognito. Leave it to our industry to flaunt some of the most amazing and well-thought-out Halloween costumes. Just last month, over 600 top-notch professionals attended the New York Design Center’s Masquerade Ball. Three years running, this ball has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in our industry. We bet many are already planning their costumes for next year!

In addition to the festivities (which included a photo booth), the party raises money for the Alpha Workshops. Our sources tell us that this year over $80,000 was donated to the non-profit organization, which helps to train people living with HIV/AIDS for work in the field of decorative arts. Our top-hats are off to the team at the NYDC for another amazing night.

This year, twelve magazines participated as media sponsors (a first for the event). It’s great to see everyone coming together for such a worthy cause. Now it’s time to decide which pub had the best costume:

Middle: Town & Country’s Lauren Himmelstein, Kristen Knisley (waterworks) and Stefanie Rapp
Bottom: The clever gals of Veranda

Top: Behind the masks are the lovely ladies of Traditional Home
Middle Left: Architectural Digest came equipped with their Light Sabers
Bottom Left: The cast and crew of Cottages & Gardens
Right: NY Spaces looking sassy

Top Left: domino’s two dapper dudes and a lady in red
Top Right: House Beautiful’s wild bunch
Bottom: The Met Home/Elle Decor crew showing off their goods

Designers, manufacturers and even some PR pros got into the Halloween spirit and wowed us with their fabulous looks:
From Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
Hulsta-Rolf Benz-Studio
Guy Clark
Baker, Knapp and Tubbs
Matthew White, White Webb
Images & Details’ Beth Dempsey and staff
Pierre Frey
Susan Becher & team and designer Ondine Karady
Laura Kirar and Richard Frazier
Amy Lau’s Office


Top: Eugenia Santiesteban, Jim Druckman and Tori Mellott
Middle: NYDC’s Leah Blank, Alix Lerman, Jim Druckman and Alana Moskowitz
Bottom: Odegard

Photo Credit: Ira Fox/Michael Priest Photography and Paul Fittipaldi

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