Over 600 supporters and their friends descended on the Fifth Avenue mansion that houses The Frick Collection. Amid the fin-de-siècle splendor of the former Frick family residence, the Belle Époque Ball, sponsored by Donna Karan New York, took its inspiration from the current special exhibition Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting (the must-see show brings together nine grand-scale depictions of life in Paris in the 1870s and 1880s, including several iconic images of Parisian dancing couples in fashionable dress). Guests filled the elegant Garden Court and Music Room for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing. They particularly spoke of enjoy this special after-hours access to the mansion…and quite a large number of them found their way into the gallery that features the Renoir exhibition (couples mimicking dancing couples in the paintings). In fact, more guests were spotted lingering in the galleries, in general, than ever before….enjoying masterpieces collected around the turn of the twentieth century by Henry Clay Frick: paintings by Degas, Fragonard, Goya, Manet, Rembrandt, Turner, Vermeer, Whistler, and others.