One of the perks of living New York is the countless number of cultural and artistic institutions and the glamourous social calendar that they fill with swanky openings and galas.  As staples of the city's society scene, these events offer an excuse for ladies to be seen dressed to the nines and sophisticated gentlemen to display their masculinity in the form of large donations.  Today's announcement that this year's Guggenheim International Gala would be sponsored by Dior was therefore only appropriate, giving us a promise of yet another magical Manhattan evening that's not to be missed (if you can actually get in).  

Guggenheim Exterior

The annual gala is the most prominent fundraising event for the Guggenheim, and internationally-renowned museum.  As expected, it only follows that the GIG is also one of the most anticipated events of the year and the house of Dior's involvement with this year's festivities only adds to the excitement.  Taking place on November 7th, 2013, the evening will honor artists James Turrell and Christopher Wool, whose works will also be displayed at the museum in the Fall.  Raf Simons, artistic director of Christian Dior Couture, is an Honorary Cochair of the event - no doubt ensuring that attendees will don their best Dior looks.

Sadly, looking fabulous in a Dior gown is not the only price of entry; individual tickets for the dinner start at $3000, with tables ranging anywhere from $25-$75K.  For those of us on a more humble budget, the Guggenheim is offering a pre-party on November 6th with tickets at only $500 (if you happen to be a Very Important Person) or $125 (if you're not such an important person).  The pre-party announcement also promises a "special guest performance", and frankly it's a worthwhile contribution when considering the cause.

For tickets or more information visit www.guggenheim.org.