Love Ball III
In 1989, Susanne Bartsch, a 30-year veteran of New York City nightlife, presented The Love Ball at Roseland Ballroom. Born from the devastation felt by the community of the many friends lost to the AIDS epidemic, the inaugural gala event rallied the fashion community to raise awareness and funds that went directly to those affected by HIV and AIDS.
This year, The Gathery partnered with The Council of Fashion Designers of America and the legendary Bartsch to bring back the historic ball. Held at Gotham Hall and hosted by Tony Award winner Billy Porter the event was inspired by original Harlem Voguing balls. An impressive custom stage gave the 150+ performers the platform to compete against each other in a six category showdown. Performers showed off their best moves in front of a cast of celebrity judges including Amanda Lepore, Nicky Hilton-Rothschild, Marc Jacobs, Mary J. Blige, Dita von Teese and Indya Moore while a crowd of over 500 dinner guests enjoyed a picnic style service and made their donations.
Brand Strategy and Planning
Event Management and Production
Video and Photo Production