Slideshow: Youthful Guests With Adult Tastes Attend Met Museum Young Members Party

Appreciating art, fashion and macaroni balls with young New Yorkers

  • “I’m trying to find a wife out here,” remarked Andrew Duplessie, 21, when asked the objective for his evening spent at the 2014 Young Members Party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Coupling up, mingling, dancing and standing in line at the open bar were the most popular activities at the Thursday night soiree. The 2014 Young Members Party, for 21-35 year old members of the Met, featured an exhibition viewing of Charles James: Beyond Fashion, the Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt and music provided by the Antoine Drye Jazz Quartet.

    “It’s key exposing young people to art,” Khaila Ross, 28, told the Observer, wearing Missoni cat ears and a Theia dress she purchased on Gilt.

    Standing near the edge of the Roof Garden, Sean Burke quipped, “I’m trying to get laid with a girl who appreciates art,” as he watched the sun set over Manhattan.

    Although we will never know if he succeeded, relive the magic through Guest of a Guest photographer Steve Smith’s photos of the evening.

  • Hillary Miller, Phil Thompson, Erica Pettis, Jerome Wallace, John DePeters, Lily Lanahan looking summer chic. (Photo: Stephen Smith/Guest of a Guest/SIPA USA)

  • Khaila Ross wearing Missoni cat ears and Saxonny Rich. (Photo: Stephen Smith/Guest of a Guest/SIPA USA)

  • Caroline Foster and Kelsey Thomas in front of The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt. (Photo: Stephen Smith/Guest of a Guest/SIPA USA)

  • Tim Rohan, Brianna Martin, C.C. Kellogg. (Photo: Stephen Smith/Guest of a Guest/SIPA USA)

  • Sun goes down, partygoers turn up. (Photo: Stephen Smith/Guest of a Guest/SIPA USA)

  • Guests enjoying the Met rooftop. (Photo: Stephen Smith/Guest of a Guest/SIPA USA)

  • The Chris Norton Extravaganza Band. (Photo: Stephen Smith/Guest of a Guest/SIPA USA)