Last week, in honor of Antony Gormley’s current exhibition, we threw a British-inspired soiree with the British Embassy, Washington, to celebrate all things great about Britain. While temperatures spiked outside, cool galleries helped guests imagine they’d journeyed across the pond. Ambassador and Lady Westmacott stopped by. Models from Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie donned Burberry, Charlotte Olympia, Issa, and Stella McCartney, and DJ Danny Harris rocked the Music Room with a ’60s British Invasion set.
As we put the finishing touches on the Antony Gormley: Drawing Space exhibition yesterday, we heard that two of Gormley’s sculptures on Crosby Beach in Merseyside had been covered in cozy outfits by a New York-based knitwear artist.
Ring any bells? In February, the Phillips and Looped Yarn Works covered the Dupont neighborhood in hand-knit and crocheted hearts. Unlike these outdoor works, the sculptures on view in the Phillips won’t need any help staying warm this summer.