Reserve your ticket for  ICON: THE BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART’S ninth annual fundraising black tie gala on Friday, April 20th from 7pm to 11pm. Presented by Barings, Icon will be a tribute to the Bechtler collection’s modern and contemporary artists featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres + small plates, music, four floors of entertainment and a silent auction.

Proceeds from the gala benefit the museum’s operating costs, including exhibitions, public programs and community outreach initiatives that encourage an appreciation of the arts, culture, education and inclusiveness. Your attendance at Icon: The 2018 Gala makes the Bechtler More than a Museum, and supports programs such as Jail Arts Initiative, Low to No Vision, Museum Memories (designed for adults with early-stage dementia and their care partners), InReach and Artists in Schools.

“We’re proud to be a part of ICON – The 2018 Gala as presenting sponsor and to support the Bechtler Museum and its great work in the Charlotte community,” Barings’ Chairman and CEO, Tom Finke states. “All proceeds from the gala will go to support the Bechtler as ‘more than a museum’ and its exceptional community outreach programs. We fully support the Bechtler’s mission; there should be no barriers to entry for audiences that have traditionally been underserved by the cultural community.”


Tickets to the 2018 Gala at The Bechtler are available here.  

Always artistic in presentation, the gala is one of the most fun and engaging parties of the year. Guests will experience an inspired menu and bar, compelling décor, entertainment throughout the museum and a silent auction where bids will be accepted online and via mobile telephone one week before the event.

Now for what to wear; Scoop has shopped black tie looks from ICON sponsor Neiman Marcus Southpark, so you know the hardest part is going to be choosing just one.

What to Wear to the ICON Gala by Neiman Marcus Southpark

“When dressing for an event we encourage people to think more about their personal style than the latest trend, said Kristine Ottens-Matthews, Vice President and General Manager, Neiman Marcus Charlotte.
“Consider how you want to feel (fun, sophisticated, glamorous) as a guide when choosing your outfit. If you want to keep within the event’s theme, there is nothing more iconic than Chanel, sold exclusively in Charlotte at Neiman Marcus. A Chanel black dress is a forever piece that can evoke your personal style for any occasion.”


Chiara Boni La Petite Robe
Lula Tiered Fringe One-Shoulder Gown
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Sachin & Babi Noir
Galata V-Neck Tassel Cocktail Dress w/ Sequins
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Marchesa Notte
Off-Shoulder Lace Bell-Sleeve Midi Cocktail Dress
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Mestiza New York
Shimmy Shimmy Tassel-Trimmed Silk Chiffon Cocktail Dress
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Star-Guipure Yoke Frill Mini Cocktail Dress
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Selena Off-the-Shoulder Double-Ruffled Sleeve Evening Gown
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Tadashi Shoji
Embroidered Sleeveless Lace Gown w/ Floral Motif
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Off-the-Shoulder Lace Guipure Cocktail Dress
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Tadashi Shoji
Chiffon Halter Open-Back Floral-Motif Gown
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Siena Sleeveless 3D Embroidered Tulle Gown
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Jonathan Simkhai
V-Neck Sleeveless Peplum Flared-Leg Sateen Jumpsuit
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Halston Heritage
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Fine Lace Wide-Leg Jumpsuit
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