Jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane, Kate Spade & Company CEO Craig Leavitt, furniture, lighting and mannequin designer Ralph Pucci, and hotelier Ian Schrager are being honored tonight at the Museum of Arts and Design’s annual Visionaries! Awards and MAD Ball. Hosted by Simon Doonan at New York’s Pier 60, the MAD Ball will gather 400-plus art patrons, designers, artists and leaders to celebrate visionaries in the fields of arts, philanthropy and business.
Craig Leavitt and Victoire de Castellane
Ralph Pucci and Ian Schrager
The honorees will each receive an award designed by New York–based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz. This year’s event chairs are Jerome A. Chazen and Edwin B. Hathaway, and the host committee chair is Andi Potamkin.
The MAD Ball is the Museum of Art and Design’s top yearly fundraiser, with proceeds funding the museum’s general operations in addition to its public and exhibition programs and educational outreach.