Escada sponsored the fund-raiser, which drew droves of elegant patrons to its Upper East Side galleries Thursday evening.
The annual gala is set for March 15.
The party permeated the museum, which was celebrating the opening of its Du Paquier exhibit.
De Waal was recognized for his work as a porcelain ceramist by the museum, which he has frequented for 35 years.
The Frick hosts their 2016 spring garden party, this year themed “Into the Garden.”
New York’s fall gala season rolls on with The Frick’s annual autumn dinner.