The Best Outfits from This Year’s La>< Art Garden Party

Words by Jody Hume | 8.8.14

Last weekend’s LA>< ART Garden Party, hosted by board members Nick and Shana Grouf at their home in Beverly Hills and sponsored by The RealReal, was the organization’s 5th annual event in celebration of contemporary art in Los Angeles. The nonprofit organization supports the local independent arts community by providing accessible exhibition space and resources to artists producing experimental work. Of course, the art wasn’t all that was on display. With artists, supporters, DJs and celebrities like Hannah Simone in attendance, artful outfits were abundantly in evidence.

RealStyle_582x360_LAXArtParty_20RealStyle_582x360_LAXArtParty_29Guests included new LA MoCA Director Phillippe Vergne and his wife, curator Sylvia Chivaratanond (above), LA>< ART collaborating artist Cameron Helm, Molly Shannon and Fritz Chestnut.

RealStyle_582x360_LAXArtParty_26RealStyle_582x360_LAXArtParty_24As for the art itself, it was served on platters, scattered about the pool inviting the guests to interact to interact with it, displayed for silent auction and awarded by a raffle that helped to raise $70,000 to benefit LA>< ART.


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