Hilary Rhoda and John Demsey
Lucy Chadwick, Romy Soleimani, Jane Mayle and Jessica Joffe
Alexandra Richards DJ’d the evening.
Guests dined and danced in The Battery’s gardens.
As North America’s largest perennial garden free and open to the public every day of the year, The Battery had a lot to celebrate with its 2018 gala.
THE PARTY The Battery Conservancy celebrated years of unwavering support from the Estée Lauder Companies at its 23rd annual gala, presenting The Battery Medal for Corporate Leadership to Executive Group President John Demsey, who stated that The Battery’s “vision, along with their expertise in conservation and biodiversity, has made an indelible contribution to New York City, and their public garden is living proof of the transformative power of beauty.” THE GUESTS The guest list included notable attendees Rosie Assoulin, Zac Posen and Estée Lauder CEO Fabrizio Freda. THE HIGHLIGHTS Showcasing The Battery’s success as a serene perennial and outdoor haven, the affair was festooned with florals and scents by the creative team at Jo Malone London. Gala guests were invited to socialize over cocktails in the garden, followed by an evening of dancing and summer fare. -Eliett Rakower
Photos courtesy of BFA for Jo Malone London