I spent last night at Adam Lippes' fabulous penthouse apartment in Greenwich Village.
The occasion? We (and when I say we, I mean myself plus a very smart-looking crowd, including Meredith Melling Burke, lovely in an pleated pumpkin-colored maxi dress) were invited to celebrate Lippes' t-shirt collaboration with four young artists selected by the Whitney--Matthew Brannon, EV Day, Ellen Harvey and Phoebe Washburn. The tees, $48-$68, will go on sale this Thursday at noon on Gilt.com.
Guests mingled amongst the Dash Snows and the Alexander Calder (I only saw one, but there may have been more), admiring Lippes' cool collection of art, as well as the t-shirts these four artists had designed for his brand. Brannon, who was there to celebrate, got to see his work shown off by the waitstaff. All in all, it was a lovely evening for a lovely cause: A percentage of the sale's proceeds will go to the Whitney Museum of Art, where Lippes is a co-chair.
The tees will also be on sale at the ADAM boutique and the Whitney store, but for a higher price. Per usual, it's worth logging onto Gilt if you want to get your hands on one.