chanel's beauty ambassadors host rxart's annual benefit bash
The RxArt prescription is simple: It's art. "Hospitals are frightening places," said founder Diane Brown, who created the nonprofit to place original artworks in health care facilities. "I wanted some way to diffuse that fear, to think about something else when I was in the hospital." There was plenty to think about at the annual Rx Art party, where artists like Dan Colen, Ed Templeton, and Mr. Brainwash donated work to a silent auction to support the cause.
Chanel Beauté played benefactor, and its gaggle of brand ambassadors, including Caroline Sieber, Poppy Delevingne, Vanessa Traina, and Jen Brill, was on hand to host. But they were there to shop, too. "I want the Sam Falls—he's a young artist I am really obsessed with," Brill revealed. (As an RxArt board member, the red-lipped Brill—who was sporting a slick of Chanel Rouge Allure in Paris—might've had an edge, but she assured us she had no intentions of pulling rank. "I play fair," she promised.) As the evening came to a close, Johan Lindeberg looked close to getting a trophy of his own: Hanna Liden's mixed media work featuring spray-painted, crushed soda cans.
But the evening's hottest ticket seemed to be a blue screenprint by Terry Richardson. "I went around everywhere—and that's the one," makeup artist Fulvia Farolfi said. Cynthia Rowley and her husband, gallerist Bill Powers, already had their eye on it. "I think my husband bought it," said Rowley, who had just come from the New York City Ballet for the premiere of Ocean's Kingdom. "He's talking to Terry right now. They're probably making a deal!"