A little rain didn’t stop the cool kids from heading downtown to Brookfield Place last night for a preview of Move!, an interactive experience featuring artists and designers such as Rob Pruitt, Proenza Schouler, Cynthia Rowley, Italo Zucchelli, Diane von Furstenberg, and Ryan McNamara at New York’s favorite new shopping destination. The free exhibition, curated by Visionaire’s Cecilia Dean and The New York Times’ David Colman, and expertly produced by Josh Wood Productions kicks off to the public tonight with special in-store events and experiences from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m and runs through Sunday at 7 p.m. (Go HERE for details.)
Highlights from last night included “A Star is Born,” a special red carpet by artist Kate Gilmore and Zucchelli with male models donning Calvin Klein Collection tuxes walking guests into the party; “Looks,” an opportunity to walk down the Proenza runway via green screen; and our personal fave “Pose” by Ryan McNamara and Diane von Furstenberg, where participants were able to don a DvF wrap dress (you put your belongings in a locker in a dressing room) and receive a makeover, including makeup and a curly brown wig to wear for a few photos. McNamara is on hand to help the participants work their best look, and the photos are instantaneously edited and digitally silhouetted to create a repetitive textile pattern. The best part? You can turn the pattern of yourself into your very own DvF wrap dress. Last night women and more than a few bearded fellas channeled their inner Diane to work the wrap dress. (Kudos to DvF’s incredibly patient and unfazed sales team who had to break it to quite a few boys that they were a size 10. We won’t mention any names.) Whether you want the dress or not, participants are still e-mailed their photos free of charge.
Getting a first look at the exhibition last night were Rowley, Pruitt, RoseLee Goldberg, Lucio Castro, Jessica Joffe, Dan Ragone, Amanda Lepore, Alex and Keytt Lundqvist, Peter McGough, Hari Nef, America Olivo, Jack Pierson, Bekah Jenkins, and Cory Bond. If you’re looking for an indoor activity this weekend to ignore hurricane Joaquin, make a move to Move!