SCHMOOZING: LORD & TAYLOR HOSTS ARTIST RECEPTION

by Brian Lipton
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Hudson’s Bay Company governor and executive chairman Richard Baker and his wife Lisa, HBC’s chief curator of its global art collection, hosted a cocktail reception for artists Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto at the rooftop of Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue flagship store on Thursday.

The event was an exclusive preview of their new photographic series, “Behind the Visible” and introduced the duo’s work to New York City. The photographic series explores the unconscious world, the psyche and the dream, where scenes are suspended in a timeless space, at the at the boundary between real and unreal.

Guests at the event included HBC’s CEO Jerry Storch, Marc Metrick, president, Saks Fifth Avenue, Liz Rodbell, president, Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor, Roopal Patel, fashion director, Saks Fifth Avenue, and fashion designers Nanette Lepore and Reem Acra.