2018 IIDANY’s Color Invasion: Deco Follies

Celebrations and design events go together like milk and cookies, or, in the case of the New York A&D community, gin and tonic. The biggest celebration in New York by and for interior designers each year, which happened last Thursday night, is the IIDANY Color Invasion, a consistently ambitious, ecstatic and over-the-top party with the main goal of bringing our design residents together and pausing our normal routines for a night of imagination, dress-up, dancing, networking and reconnecting with old friends. This year’s iteration of Color Invasion had a theme of Deco Follies, and it completely lived up to its potential. There were wonderful vignettes of roaring 20s décor; abundant references to Art Deco design and Erte’s creations; and prohibition nostalgia in the form of sculptural pieces or large signage sprinkled throughout, adding a slight hint of naughtiness to the festivities. “Welcome back to the Gilded Age,” declared Brian Bates, …