Fashion, music and art all converged at the annual Serpentine Galleries Annual Summer Party.
by Rachel Ogbu in London
Taking place in London’s Hyde Park, the party had in its attendance leading figures from the worlds of international art, architecture, design, fashion, music, film and business. Guests included Maria Borges, British Vogue Editor Edward Enninful, Adwoa & Charles Aboah and Clara Amfo.
Asides wining and dining, the party was a way to celebrate and raise funds for the Serpentine’s globally acclaimed exhibitions, architecture, education and live programmes.
The Serpentine’s legendary summer fundraiser raises essential funds for the Galleries’ programmes, keeping access to the Serpentine free and open to all, all year round. This summer’s programme features Tomma Abts’s exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, the Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo (The youngest architect to win the commission), ‘Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958-2018’ at the Serpentine Gallery and The London Mastaba, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s first outdoor public sculpture in the UK.
In line with the creative vision of the Serpentine Galleries and CHANEL, guests experienced a truly immersive party, with curated visuals and live performances.
There was a new interactive installation, MICROPHONE / MEGAPHONE to which guests donated words to a unique choral sound piece. Google’s Pixel Portrait, a new installation designed by TEM allowed guests to have their portrait captured on Google Pixel 2 in a unique, shareable composition derived from the colour palette of The London Mastaba by Christo.