“You’ll have to bear with me, I’m a little drunk,” A$AP Rocky grinned, revealing his icy dental work. “You know how you get rid of a hangover? Drink more.”
It was Thursday night and the artist, dashing in a Dior Homme tuxedo sprinkled with floral-motif pins, was tending to a Champagne in the basement of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He wasn’t the only one in the room nursing a Moët-induced hangover. Many at Thursday night’s Guggenheim International Gala, honoring artists Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Doris Salcedo and On Kawara, had been at that very spot the night before, partying at the later-starting (read: younger and hipper) pre-party. On Thursday night, the young guns were joined by moneyed donors and, as such, wore spiffier clothes to the dinner benefit. Both events were sponsored by Dior.
Emily Blunt hadn’t made it out the night before but had visited the museum semi-recently. “I actually came a couple of weeks ago and I brought the stroller. This has to be the perfect baby museum, very stroller-friendly,” she said, her flame red Dior puddling at her feet. The actress was sitting front row, awaiting the pre-dinner performance of “November Steps,” the ballet by Minsa Craig and Alberto Burri. “I always get severe leg envy when I see the ballet,” she added. Soon the lights dimmed and latecomers Dakota Johnson and Riley Keough shuffled in while choreographer Tom Gold was at the podium. “We want to thank Mr. Toledano and Dior,” he said, adding. “J’Adore Dior!”