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All the Coolest Looks From the Most Stylish Gallery Opening of 2021

All the Coolest Looks From the Most Stylish Gallery Opening of 2021

The huge line that formed around the block in the western reaches of Chelsea on Thursday night wasn’t for a concert, a streetwear drop, or even a fashion show. It was for the opening of Social Works, the first show curated by new Gagosian director (and GQ contributor) Antwaun Sargent, who joined the mega-gallery in January of this year. Featuring works by Theaster Gates, with 5,000 records from the personal collection of House music legend DJ Frankie Knuckles; an enormous limestone sculpture by David Adjaye; and a functional farm by Linda Goode Bryant, the show is about “art as a social act,” Sargent told the New York Times.

As enthralling as the art on display was the crowd, which brought people watching to a new level. (It was more like persona viewing.) Sargent’s universe has always embodied a particularly New York symbiosis between art and culture. The attendees at the show didn’t disappoint, and reminded us that New York is in a new golden era of exuberant and expressive personal style. These are some of the best looks of the night.

Two fists full of rings, with chunky Doc Martens.

Y/Project leather pants, and a see-through Chanel bag.

Two takes on skirt-pants, and Bottega Veneta square-toed sandals.

A Jean Paul Gaultier-inspired hypnosis spiral bra top.

Jumpsuit and fanny pack colorblocking. 

It’s the return of the going-out look!

Artist Miles Greenberg in a perforated suit.

Nightlife pajamas with Tabi sneakers.

Printmania.

Some neutrals, in front of David Adjaye’s huge limestone sculpture.

Blazers and shorts are officially authorized!

A big night for loafers and ladylike bags, and a Pyer Moss T-shirt at center.

A guest who secured a Telfar Bag, and suit to match.

An extreme mask.

A Mowalola cap with a nerdy-chic sweater vest.

A vintage textile-inspired jacket in front of a Theaster Gates installation.

Business blazers.

A guest in the front gallery, while the line grows outside.

Cow power.

Published at Fri, 25 Jun 2021 17:53:50 +0000