The Metropolitan Museum of Art held its 2009 Corporate Benefit on Wednesday night. The honorees were Michael J. Kowalksi, chairman and chief executive of some non-WendyB jewelry place, and my dear friend, Ambassador Carl Spielvogel. (Carl is married to the gorgeous Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, previously mentioned here.) I wore the beautiful Zang Toi gown that I wore in February to the Vanity Fair Oscar party. I figured that the East Coast needed to see the ass-flower gown; the West Coast can’t have all the fun!
We got to view the new American Wing, which was recently reopened with Michelle Obama there to cut the ribbon. At dinner, I had a lovely time talking to my tablemate, Ralph Appelbaum, who designs (non-art) museums, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and the Planetarium here in New York.
I loved that the charming security guard we met on the way out was named Aramis, after one of the three Musketeers.