Tastemakers Toast with Ruinart Champagne at APF Gala
The Maison Ruinart, the first established Champagne House, is pleased to share its presence at last night's 9th Annual Art Production Fund Gala, Printz and the Revolution Party, at the famed Seagram Building.
Guests sipped Ruinart Blanc de Blancs – the first ever champagne – throughout the evening and raised a glass to the night's honoree Stacey Bendet as they celebrated alongside over 300 tastemakers and art world notables including Jenny Mollen, Huma Abedin, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Mike Myers, Jason Biggs, Nell Diamond, Athena Calderone, Julie Pierce, Piper Marshall, Nicole Miller, Sarah Hoover, Charlotte Groeneveld, Zoe Buckman, to the tunes of Mia Morettiand took in a live performance by the Harlem Gospel Choir.
Ruinart is thrilled to have auctioned a private champagne tasting with Ruinart Cellar Master, Frederic Panaïotis, that sold for $7,000 – contributing to the nearly $700,000 raised in support of the organization's mission to produce ambitious pubic art commissions and expand awareness through contemporary art. Maison Ruinart expresses its commitment to art by commissioning well-known artists, which it has done since 1896 when Alphonse Mucha was invited to create an artwork that would make an immense impact at the time and is the official Champagne for Art Fairs across the world.