NEW YORK — Those art enthusiasts with a penchant for shopping made another trek up Madison Avenue for the fourthannual “Where Fashion Meets Art” event last Thursday night.

Ralph Lauren was on hand to celebrate the works of photographers Victor Skrebneski and Ron van Dongen, which were on display at his Rhinelander Mansion. Lauren warmed to the topic of his old friend Skrebneski.

“We have a mutual admiration for each other,” said Lauren. He likes my clothes, and I like his photographs.” Proving that point, Skrebneski was dressed in herringbone suit by the designer and has in the past shot Ralph Lauren Purple Label ads.

“Leonard and Evelyn Lauder stopped by to support Skrebneski, who worked with the Lauders for over 25 years. “I’m here for Victor,” said Leonard Lauder.He’s a genius.”

“At Dolce & Gabbana, which featured portraits from artist Anh Duong, party-goers crowded in to see a youthful Linda Evangelista as well as Duong’s renderings of fashionable offspring like Anna Wintour’s daughter Bee Shaffer and Anne McNally’s daughter Jessica. Duong and Evangelista, both in head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana ensembles, greeted art enthusiasts and fashion followers alike. Duong, who is in the midst of doing a portrait of Domenico Dolce, said Stefano Gabbana would like one as well. “But he just doesn’t want to pose for it,” she laughed.

“Chanel executives Arie Kopelman and Barbara Cirkva feted artists Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt and Christopher Tanner, whose works were on display at both the adjoining Chanel stores. Kopelman noted that Tanner’s use of pailletes in a piece entitled “Coco, 2003” was “intrinsic to what Karl [Lagerfeld] does.”

“On the chilly, damp evening, revelers traipsed up and down the rest of Madison Avenue viewing original pieces from architect Rudolf M. Schindler at Calvin Klein; bright, tropical paintings by Hunt Slonem at Givenchy, and works by artist Jon Sarkin at David Yurman.

“The evening ended at the Whitney Museum gala, whichwas hosted by Jacqueline Anderson, wife of Whitney directorMaxwell Anderson. The hostess, dressed in a black Dolce & Gabbana corset with a fringed skirt, accessorized her “modern Edwardian look” with Fred Leighton chandelier earrings and a tiara. For the live auction, guestsbid on Fred Leighton diamond earrings worn by Hilary Swank to this year’s Oscars — by night’s end, they garnered $15,000. Silent auction items included a made-to-measure suit from Ralph Lauren, a Camellia ring from Chanel and a Medusa bed spread from Versace.“Approximately $50,000 was raised for the Whitney Family Programs, boosted by a $15,000 pledge from American Express.

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