Recently, I was honored to be on The Queen’s Gala, which celebrated the highly anticipated debut of A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess — a unique fashion exhibition dedicated to drawing women and girls to the game of chess by exploring the relationships between power, risk-taking, and the Queen’s evolving roles in the game and society. Included in the exquisite designs of the late, but great, Alexander McQueen-
Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the event, transforming its Plaza Frontenac location into an evening fit for a queen (and a few kings). Over 300 guests enjoyed cocktails in the Contemporary department, and then moved to the second floor for an elegant dinner, auction including rare pieces by Charlie Le Mindu and Alexander McQueen, and evening entertainment. Proceeds from the Queen’s Gala will benefit the expansion of the World Chess Hall of Fame’s exhibitions and education programs.
The Queen’s Gala welcomed prominent local and global figures from the worlds of art, design, chess, and fashion. Special guests included Dukes of Melrose star Cameron Silver, photographer Anne Deniau, and Museum at FIT Director Valerie Steele, among others.
Check out the World Chess Hall of Fame website for more info and details about this visually stunning exhibit that St. Louis is VERY fortunate to have!