Members of NYC’s fashion, publishing, and arts communities flocked to the National Arts Club to celebrate the 6th book release of Flatt, a philanthropic platform for creatives in the arts, film, dance, music, and writing industries.
The two-story members only club served as the perfect backdrop to launch the book release, featuring a dapper-looking Robert De Niro on the cover surrounded by red roses, and to celebrate FLATTPRIZE winner, Fabrizio Arrieta. The Costa Rican painter was awarded the distinguished honor that due to the talent and authenticity in his original works.
The event drew a diverse crowd of stylish people including actor Matthew Modine, models Andrej Pejic and Morgan O’Connor, designers Maggie Norris and Timo Weiland, and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff. Flatt Editor-In-Chief Christina Lessa and Publisher Andrew Martin Weber were also in attendance.
The night capped off with a unique performance by Australian band goodbyemotel in which the group played from behind a screen the projected 4D images to the audience. Wearing special glasses, guests were able to experience the live music in a way that many had never experienced it before.
For the die-hard partyers DJs Elle Dee and Timo Weiland spun throughout the night but when DJ Questlove of the Roots hit the turntables, he turned the party up to a whole other level playing classic hits, throwbacks, and contemporary jams to an amped up crowd.
– Angela Thomas