The Last Dance?
April 27, 2014
In their place: a classic dinner dance with music, candlelight and priceless art. On Friday, the limestone Beaux-Arts building, home to the museum since 1897, was transformed with 12,000 flowers and elegant tables set in each gallery. This year’s stunner was the Little Mantel Room, an intimate space paneled with dark wood and decorated with lace, tulips and roses — a Dutch Master painting come to life.
The success has always depended on an exacting aesthetic, an unpaid army of volunteers and the generosity of vendors. “It’s a labor of love,” said florist Jack Lucky, who has teamed up with the caterer Occasions and event-rental company Perfect Settings for 17 years to create the annual extravaganza. View Event Slideshow
– Roxanne Roberts, The Washington Post