What is The Black and White Party

In honor of the Year of Fashion at the Mint Museum, join the Mint Museum Auxiliary on Friday, March 9 at 8 pm for a fabulous soiree inspired by Truman Capote’s famed black and white dance. Held at the Plaza Hotel in 1966, the “Party of the Century” brought together society, art, fashion, Hollywood, political and literary icons. Charlotte’s very own black and white masquerade will feature Manhattan-based DJ, Dina Regine.

With her trademark mixing style, inimitable blending of genres, and a record/CD collection that would make some radio stations jealous, Dina Regine has been spinning the minds and bodies at some of Manhattan’s hottest clubs and events around the world for the last two decades. She launched the Guggenheim Museum’s wildly successful First Friday series and has performed for an envious list of celebrity clients like Keith Richards (and family), Bruce Willis, Cher, Diane Sawyer, Mariah Carey and Bill Murray.

Guests at the Black and White Party will enjoy 60s-inspired light bites and cocktails. The event is open to the public, tickets are $125 each ($63 tax deductible), and can be purchased HERE.  No tickets will be available at the door. Black and white party attire is recommended; masks are optional!

Event Details

Friday, March 9
8 – 11 pm
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts
500 South Tryon Street

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

Most Important, What to Wear to the Black and White Party?

Black, White, or Black & White of course! Cocktail attire is perfect, and tuxedos and gowns are not required. Having said that, going all out with a fabulous outfit for both of you will make the party even more fun. As will MASKS, which are recommended but also not required. We shopped for cute Black & White cocktail dresses at Monkee’s and Charlotte’s  ~ details below. Scroll down for our picks on masks to order & wear, and here’s where we suggest you shop for a new tux if that’s on your list.

Special thanks to our beautiful models and the always gorgeous backdrop of the Mint Museum Uptown:

  • Saara Matthews – Black and White Party Co-Chair
  • Libby Velinsky — Black and White Party Co-Chair 
  • Krissa Gaston – Black and White Party Host Committee 

 

SAARA wears Monkee’s Jade Dress on sale at $80 with Monkee’s Schutz olyvia heel $190 and Nocturne Earrings
LIBBY wears Charlotte’s Sail to Sable White Sleeveless Top $148.00, Charlotte’s Lysee Leggings black Gloss $78.00, Charlotte’s Silver Long clutch bag $51.00 and Monkee’s Schutz Jenina Heel $180
KRISSA wears Monkee’s Laroque Carolina Dress on sale at $149 and Monkee’s Schutz Jenina Heel $180 and Nocturne Earrings

LIBBY wears Charlotte’s Sail to Sable White Sleeveless Top $148.00, Charlotte’s Lysee Leggings black Gloss $78.00, Charlotte’s Silver Long clutch bag $51.00 and Monkee’s Schutz Jenina Heel $180
KRISSA wears Monkee’s Laroque Carolina Dress on sale at $149 and Monkee’s Schutz Jenina Heel $180 and Nocturne Demi Earrings $160

SAARA wears Monkee’s Pink Stitch Million Reasons Top $125 with Blaque Label Midi Skirt $160 and Monkee’s Brenda Zaro Pump $175 with Charlotte’s Silver Long clutch bag $51.00
LIBBY wears Monkee’s Julie Brown Scarlett Dress $285 and Monkee’s Schutz Jenina Heel $180 and Loren Hope’s Alex Mini Cuff sale-priced at $39 +  Sara Cuff on sale for $49
KRISSA wears Charlotte’s Crosby Ellie Dress $244.00, Charlotte’s Mignonne Gavigan Madeline earrings Gold/White & Silver $225.00 and Monkee’s Schutz Jenina Heel $180

KRISSA wears Charlotte’s Crosby Ellie Dress $244.00, Charlotte’s Mignonne Gavigan Madeline earrings Gold/White & Silver $225.00 and Monkee’s Schutz Jenina Heel $180
SAARA wears Monkee’s Pink Stitch Million Reasons Top $125 with Blaque Label Midi Skirt $160 and Monkee’s Brenda Zaro Pump $175 with Charlotte’s Silver Long clutch bag $51.00

KRISSA wears Monkee’s Milly Bryce Dress $625, Monkee’s Schutz Jenina Heel $180
SAARA wears Monkee’s Ramy Brook Mabel Dress $395 with Monkee’s Schutz Aleria Heel $190 and Sheila Fajl Earrings
LIBBY wears Monkee’s Crosby Callie Dress $250, Monkee’s Schutz olyvia heel $190, Charlotte’s Cracked gold hard case clutch $64.00 and Charlotte’s Molly beads necklace/ white & black beads $96.00

KRISSA wears Monkee’s Milly Bryce Dress $625, Monkee’s Schutz Jenina Heel $180 Nocturne Sophia Earring $178
LIBBY wears Monkee’s Crosby Callie Dress $250, Monkee’s Schutz olyvia heel $190, Charlotte’s Cracked gold hard case clutch $64.00 and Charlotte’s Molly beads necklace/ white & black beads $96.00
SAARA wears Monkee’s Ramy Brook Mabel Dress $395 with Monkee’s Schutz Aleria Heel $190 and Sheila Fajl Earrings

One for the Road at Halcyon! (pretty sure those Nocturne Sophia Earrings on Krissa are a must have)

 

Masks, while not technically required, are on the scoop Must List:

We found all of our affordable picks on Amazon.com, here.

 

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