Honoring a man of style

André Leon Talley. Photograph by Susan B. Landau

On Sunday, Nov. 8, the Katonah Museum of Art salutes André Leon Talley with the Himmel Award for his contributions to fashion as a quadruple threat – curator (at the Savannah College of Art and Design), author (of the new “Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style”), writer and editor (Vogue) and mentor.

The award – named for Betty Himmel, who was instrumental in defining the direction and mission of the Katonah Museum – pays tribute to those who provoke new thinking in the arts and design. It will be presented at 5 p.m. at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Headquarters

2000 Westchester Ave. in Purchase. (Use entrance 1Nc.)

Patron tickets, which include the VIP wine reception with Talley, are $250. For the lecture alone, tickets are $50 for museum members, $75 for nonmembers and $15 for students.

They can be purchased online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebl0vchpa5f56c87&llr=wtyhwhcab or http://conta.cc/1JVuWVm.A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door.

For more, email info@katonahmuseum.org or call 914-232-9555 ext. 0 and for more on André Leon Talley, look for WAG’s December issue, “A Shining Passion.”

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