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Jorja Smith Serenades Guggenheim Gala Pre Party Crowd

It was 30 minutes into the Guggenheim International Gala’s pre-party on Monday night, and Maria Grazia Chiuri was feeling the vibe. The Upper East Side art museum was already packed with a young, energetic crowd, many dressed by gala sponsor Dior. Making her way inside, Kat Graham deemed the event the biggest fashion night of her “little life.” And the party’s main event — a performance by up-and-coming singer Jorja Smith — hadn’t even started.
“I’m very proud about this event because it’s in a place like the Guggenheim, in a city like New York that I really love. And especially this season there is this incredible artist,” Chiuri said, taking in the museum’s rotunda.
The crowd was getting a glimpse at the museum’s major fall show, a retrospective of the late abstract artist Hilma af Klint who hasn’t had a major U.S. show, and Chiuri was excited about a new generation being introduced to her work.
“I think that she was so talented, and I like the color,” Chiuri said of the artist. “You feel there is something behind the color — unbelievable and so soft, so intense — and I like also her personal story.” (Among other details, Klint decided that the

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