HONORING ED: The Whitney Museum of American Art will host its annual two-act night of autumnal fund-raising on Oct. 23 with its Whitney Gala and, for the later crowd, Studio Party at Skylight at Moynihan Station in New York. This year’s festivities will honor Ed Ruscha and are sponsored by Louis Vuitton. The French luxury label has displayed the California artist’s work in its Paris boutique on Avenue Montaigne. Actress Michelle Williams, currently fronting the brand’s fall campaign, will serve as an honorary cochair.
The party patronage follows Louis Vuitton’s sponsorship of the Whitney’s Yayoi Kusama retrospective in 2012.
This story first appeared in the October 2, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.