The New York elite flocked to the Park Avenue Armory as it played host to the annual Young Collectors Night at the Winter Antiques Show last Thursday evening.

The high-energy event attracted over 650 new collectors, young philanthropists, interior designers, and art and antiques aficionados. The evening offered guests a private viewing of some of the world’s most prestigious American, English, European and Asian antiques. Splendidly worn designs graced prints and plates, wallpaper and weaponry, with each booth hosting a menagerie of treasures.

And for lovers of fashion, the art wasn’t the only allure. Elie Tahari sponsored the event, along with New York magazine and Benjamin Moore, and dressed the impressive Winter Antiques Committee, led by Chairwoman Wendy Goodman, Design Editor of New York magazine and features some of the country’s most prominent interior designers including Jonathan Adler, Thom Filicia, Nate Berkus, and Celerie Kemble.

Red-soled shoes belonging to the city’s socialite scene stepped to the beat of the top pop songs blasted by DJ David Chang while attendees sipped on cocktails and noshed on hors d’oeuvres.

Guests left with a eco-friendly tote from The Buffet of the World, filled with a variety of booklet information on the East Side House Settlement, for which the event benefited, and a card for $100 off their next Elie Tahari purchase.

– Brittny