The Designer: Anndra Neen
The Venue: Milk Studio's ground floor gallery, which had been transformed into a multi-generational exhibit featuring the Fall 2011 collection of Anndra Neen jewelry designing siblings, Phoebe and Annette Stephens, alongside work by their artist father, Luis Stephens, and their late grandmother, the Mexico City-based artist Annette Nancarrow, who was also a jewelry designer with a client list that included Frida Kahlo, Peggy Guggenheim and Helena Rubenstein and Estee Lauder.
The Crowd: Iris Apfel, Nate Berkus, Matthew Ames, Kate Moran, Melissa Bent, Amy Greenspon and other fans of Anndra Neen's "Mad Max-meets-ladies who lunch" designs.
The Collection: The Stephens' sisters created 10 custom made, birdcage-like sculptures to house their fall collection, which included a a ribbed silver cuff in a matching ribbed cage, an open-work bracelet in a teardrop cage, and a trio of thick round bangles suspended on delicate circular stands.
The Standout Piece(s): A pointed silver necklace in an elaborate filagree cage, six coiled bangles in a triangular brass box, and a brass spoke cuff in a cylinder disc cage.