NEW KDHamptons Party Diary: William Quigley Hosts SkrapperStyle Fine Art Presentation and Fashion Benefit for our Veterans
Owner of SkrapperStyle, world-renowned celebrity artist William Quigley hosted a fine art presentation and reception to honor wounded veterans at his studio and gallery this Saturday, August 15, 2015 in East Hampton, NY.
The show included one-of-a-kind pieces and never before seen work by artists, including William Quigley, whose collectors include Former President Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Shaquille O’Neal, Woody Allen, Michael Jordan, Donald Trump, Graydon Carter, and more, acclaimed New York-based artist and VJ Ben Moon, and Sports Illustrated swimsuit designer and SkrapperStyle collaborator Gabriela Pires. Actress Julianne Michelle also provided some of her coveted Juls bracelets for the models to wear on the runway.
William Quigley debuted his 2001 portrait of President George Bush and his most recent portrait of “American Sniper” soldier Chris Kyle. Supported organizations from proceeds included American Patriot Support Foundation, Survivability Services International, and Solider Ride, a Wounded Warrior Project.
In addition to the fabulous show and great weather, guests enjoyed drinks and delicious bites by Hampton Seafood Company, Casamigos Tequila, Blue Ice Vodka, LIQS cocktail shot, and more. Additional sponsors included Normal 3D printed headphones.
Special guests and models included: actress Julianne Michelle, Miss District of Columbia 2015 Melissa Hill, veterans, including former U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Josh Krueger, Solider Ride co-founders Nick Kraus, Chris Carney, Dan Tooker, Teki Vakaloloma, Stephan Talkhouse owner Peter Honercamp, Linda and Amanda Pennfield, PeelFly founder, CEO Brian Sullivan and TV Producer of “Not Quite There,” VICE Television producer/director Dominic Musacchio, who was filming during the event, and many others. Stylists who provided fashions for the event included Elena Turina of VTF and Tiffany Porter.
For more information on the supported organizations from this event, please visit their websites: www.americanpatriotsupport.org, www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/soldier-ride.aspx, and www.survivabilityservices.com/
* Photography in this feature by Neil Tandy, Image Photographers Inc.