not a shabby party.

april 14th, 2011 – Marchesa Luisa Casati will re-emerge to host a one of a kind art soiree at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
and i’ll be there (full report tomorrow).

the patron of arts, and original style icon… the “Massive” event will reflect the legendary parties held at her Venetian Palazzo and the Palais Rose in Paris.

for the first three decades of the twentieth century, the fabled Marchesa  (1881-1957) triumphed as the brightest star in European society. possibly the most artistically represented woman in history after the Virgin Mary and Cleopatra, the portraits, sculptures and photographs of her could fill a gallery.

the event is now in it’s 7th year and is AGO’s most celebrated fundraiser – helping the gallery continue with it’s impressive education and exhibition programs. it’s also Toronto’s ultimate bash for the arts… a definate TO DO.

here are some photo’s from last years event:

here is Tilda Swinton as Marchesa is some stunning photos (and some inpiration for the party!)


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