The Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council packed the house on November 16 when nearly 600 guests attended the 2016 Guggenheim International Gala Pre-Party. The event, made possible by Dior, featured a special performance by American singer and songwriter BANKS, as well as DJ sets by Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem and The Juan Maclean.


Marion Cotillard, Sidney Toledano, Maria Grazia Chiuri
Marion Cotillard, Sidney Toledano, Maria Grazia Chiuri // Photo Neil Rasmus/


Guests included event co-chairs Ahmar M. and Noreen K. Ahmad, Alexandra Economou, Josh Elkes, Anne Huntington, Jade Ong, Victoria Stockman, and Jennifer Ty.


© 2016 Scott Rudd
Photo // © 2016 Scott Rudd


We also couldn’t help notice the amazing fashion ensembles throughout the evening. Check out our five favorite outfits below.


Mia Moretti
Mia Moretti // Photo Neil Rasmus/


Laura Harrier
Laura Harrier // Photo Neil Rasmus/


Aimee Song
Aimee Song // Photo Neil Rasmus/


TK Wonder
TK Wonder // Photo Neil Rasmus/


Rachele Regini
Rachele Regini // Photo Neil Rasmus/


The following evening, the museum celebrated the 2016 Guggenheim International Gala honoring collection artists Agnes Martin (in memoriam), Tauba Auerbach, Tacita Dean, Leslie Hewitt, Sarah Morris, Laurie Simmons, and Taryn Simon.


The best part? The evening raised more than $2 million in support of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. These funds will advance a range of internationally acclaimed exhibitions and educational programs and provide stewardship for the Guggenheim’s collection of modern and contemporary art and landmark building. Win, win.


Want to get involved? Learn more about the Guggenheim’s Young Collector’s Council or email