The Guggenheim museum is a place of great art and history, but every once and a while it sheds it’s skin and becomes quite the happening party place. Let me tell you, this was some party! Tonight we had the great honor of attending the Hugo Boss Prize Party and we were able to mingle and smooze with some of the best in the industry. The Hugo Boss Prize is awarded every other year to the artist/s whose work (in any medium) is considered to be the most exemplary. The prize is a tetrahedral trophy, which all you geometry buffs know means pyramid shaped, and 100,000 dollars! (Congrats to artist Emily Jacir for winning the award!). Why o’ why didn’t I go into art instead of fencing?!?! The night was absolutely fabulous, as we got to meet an extremely eclectic group of people ranging from fashion CEOs, actors and everyone in between. Some notable moments included meeting the always lovely and extremely talented Julianne Moore who was so gracious to chat with us. Jason noted that he was actually star struck for the first time in awhile when we met one of his favorite actors, John Slattery, from the TV show, Mad Men. Stanley Tucci of Devil Wears Prada informed us that he actually fenced in his acting conservatory, and we both had a good laugh with the CEO of Hugo Boss after we discovered that he is from Germany, which serves as our home away from home when we lay over in Europe in between competitions. By the end of the night we were both totally exhausted but jazzed about our three hours at the Guggenheim. On a sad personal note, that was probably the longest amount of time I have spent in the museum! We are slowly, but surely building a grassroots fan base for ourselves and fencing! Thank you to everyone for the awesome messages!
You can catch us today (Friday, Nov 14) on the Fox Business News Show Happy Hour at some point between 5:30-6:00pm EST. We are also doing a photo shoot for the website Contributing Editor (http://contributingeditor.blogspot.com/) and I’m personally looking forward to the Teach For America Alumni Summit in NYC on Saturday!