Asia Society Celebration of Asia Week Benefit with Honorary Chair Jason Wu

Jason Wu with models Martha Hunt & Hilary Rhoda

Article by Linda Nguyen
Photo by Peshean Zhang

Now in its fifth year, Asia Society’s Celebration of Asia Week gala brings together leading Asian and Asian American designers and artists, as well as Asian art dealers, collectors and enthusiasts, in a benefit to support Asia Society’s museum and cultural activities and its mission of connecting Asians and Americans. AsianInNY is very honored to participate the cocktail reception and supports this great event!

Shu Pei, Martha Hunt, honorary chair Jason Wu, Hilary Rhoda

Asia Week New York showcases Asian art exhibits, collaboration of art museums, international art dealer and auction houses. The event runs from March 15–23rd in New York City and is geared for an international audience. In Celebration of Asia Week New York, Asia Society had a Dinner and Dance Benefit Gala at The Pierre (2 East 61st St, New York, NY) on Monday, March 18, 2013 with Honorary Chair Jason Wu.

Jason Wu with Asia Society Trustees Stephanie Foster

The Gala kicked off with a cocktail reception in which press, media and nicely dressed attendees could mingle and talk. The cocktail is followed by a dinner in The Pierre’s historic Grand Ballroom. The unique dinner menu by Guest Chefs, Pichet Ong and Simpson Wong was created specially for this event. Along with the dinner, there was a live auction and guests enjoyed and danced to live music by Peter Duchin and his Orchestra.

Asia Week Benefit Gala with Honorary Chair Jason Wu

In attendance of the event were Honorary Chair Jason Wu; Chairs Stephanie Foster and Charles Rockefeller; Co-Chairs Betsy and Edward Cohen, Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Christine and Stephen Schwarzman, and Ermenegildo Zegna; and Vice Chairs Henrietta and Richard Fore, Ruth and Harold Newman, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky, Denise and Andrew Saul, and Lulu and Anthony Wang.

In addition special guests in attendance include Ralph Appelbaum and Madelynn Gingold, Kyle Blackmon, Eddie Borgo, Tom Freston, Henry Howard-Sneyd, Carolyn Hsu-Balcer and Rene Balcer, Martha Hunt, Chiu-Ti Jansen and Geoffrey Bradfield, Nate Lowman, Maggie Norris and Andrew LePera, Terresa Liu and Richard Snyder, Shu Pei, , Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers, Hilary Rhoda, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Susan Shin, Keegan Singh, Susan and Dirk Standen, Jenny Shimizu, Anna Sui, Barbara and Donald Tober, Zhang Toi, Richard Tsao, and Marie-Hélène Weill.

Martha Hunt

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Asia Society’s Celebration of Asia Week benefit gala was a wonderful night filled with special guests, a unique dinner experience, dancing and auction. Most importantly, it was a evening in support of Asia Week New York and connecting Asians and Asian Americans.

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