Lily Kwong, Nick Kroll, Joseph Altuzarra, Mia Moretti & more celebrate Ruinart & the New Museum

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Call us lucky, but we have the exclusive photos from last night’s intimate Ruinart Champagne and New Museum dinner, in which landscape designer Lily Kwong received the Ruinart Artistic Innovation Award.

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Photo Credit: Kelly Taub/BFA

The dinner honored Lily as well as Xin Liu and Gershon Dublon of creative studio Slow Immediate. They are all members of NEW INC — the New Museum’s cultural incubator, which is supported by Ruinart as part of its longstanding dedication to the Arts since its founding in 1729 as the first established Champagne House.

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Photo Credit: Kelly Taub/BFA

Lily was chosen to receive the Ruinart Artistic Innovation Award for her dedication to sustainability and her game-changing approach to using living flora and fauna as an artistic medium. In tandem with the award, she will receive a grant by Ruinart to aid in her ongoing artistic endeavors.

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Photo Credit: Kelly Taub/BFA

Big hitters from the fashion and art worlds came out to support Lily, including designer Joseph Altuzarra, actor Nick Kroll, DJ Mia Moretti, artist/designer Marina Testino, photographer Jill Greenberg, stylist Rushka Bergman, photographer Luke Shadbolt and designer Max Poglia, among others. Throughout the evening they enjoyed Ruinart’s beloved champagnes, which includes the first-ever Rosé champagne.

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