Masked Designers Gather for a Cause…NYDC’s Black and White Masquerade Ball

SA Baxter was proud to take part in the 7th Annual New York Design Center’s Masquerade Ball.

The NYDC’s Jim Druckman and Friends. Photo Courtesy of Matthew Carasella.

This year’s theme was glamorous black and white, paying tribute to Truman Capote’s legendary 1966 ball.  And the glam factor was off the charts!  Kudos for much in the way of dapper attire and incredibly creative costumes.  This outrageous event benefited The Alpha Workshops Studio School, which provides tuition-free classes in decorative arts and painted finishes for those individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  For a recap of the event click here.  For even more snaps, from Matthew Carasella, click here.

Masquerade Revelers…Fab. Photo Courtesy of Matthew Carasella.

SA Baxter’s Team Mascot? Photo Courtesy of Matthew Carasella.


Designers Dress Up for a Good Cause at the NYDC Masquerade Ball 2010

[tweetmeme source=”@SA_Baxter” only_single=false design community showed its true talent last night at NYDC’s 5th Annual Masquerade Ball. Creative costumes, good food and a packed dance floor were just some of the highlights of the evening.  SA Baxter was proud to be a platinum sponsor of the event to benefit Alpha Workshops, the only not-for-profit organization in the country that trains and employs people living with HIV/AIDS in the decorative arts. We thought we would share just  few of the clever costume our designer friends wore.

Degas Ballerina Girl Costumes at NYDC Masquerade Ball 2010The Degas Ballerinas were lovely dancing around in their pink tutus!

Elle Decor staff dressed as kids from television show GleeThe Elle Decor staff came dressed as the kids from Glee. They were on the dance floor all night!

Handmade Lamp Shade Costumes at NYDC Masquerade Ball 2010These folks decided to bring their work with them! These hats had a lot of detail and were a hit with the crowd.

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Event Invitation: Masquerade Ball at the New York Design Center

On October 27th at exactly 7p.m., New York’s most influential interior designers, architects, manufacturers and aficionados will flock to the New York Design Center, dressed and decked-out in elaborate costumes for the 3rd annual Masquerade Ball, benefiting The Alpha Workshops.

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Your Masquerade Ball Invitation

A proud Platinum Sponsor, SA Baxter is excited to invite you to participate in this spectacular social event that will bring the architecture and design communities together for an evening of creativity, fun and good will. The theme is “Le Vrai Et Le Faux Chic,” The True And The False Chic.

The Alpha Workshops is the only not-for-prifit organization in the country that trains and employs people living with HIV/AIDS to work in the decorative arts fields.

To join us and to purchase tickets to this extraordinary spectacular, please contact Barbara Thomson at (212) 594-7320 or email her at