Taking into account the Black Tie dress code for Friday evening’s Heroes Gala, it would have been a great shame to have let the night pass without properly acknowledging all the effort attendees went to, in order to remain on theme. And where the guys had donned their best ties and shiny lapels and the women their fancy frocks or sleek suits, photographer Olivia Kirkpatrick was there with her camera to capture it all in poised perfection.
Setting up in the custom-built photographic studio we created, Kirkpatrick spent hours wrangling guests beneath the stoic arches into various configurations and poses that made us all look suave, composed and effortlessly cool in a way that, for most (and especially towards the end of the night), was certainly not effortless.
It resulted in a line-up of images that will keep this effervescent evening elegantly cemented in memory — until next year rolls around.
To see the rest of Olivia Kirkpatrick’s images from the photo studio, click here.