Raul Avila Inc.

20 West 22nd St., Suite 1012, New York, NY 10010 Get Directions


Raul Avila, who spent 14 years working for Robert Isabell, went out on his own in 2004 and quickly made a name for himself, working on lavish fetes for Marc Jacobs, the Frick Collection, and Imperia Vodka. Avila focuses on raw and natural materials, making floral designs a large part of the event, but never in an overwhelming way. For the Costume Institute’s 2008 benefit, Avila drew from the exhibit “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” and placed 20-foot-tall painted foam statues of iconic comic characters in the museum’s great hall. He also re-created Superman’s icy Fortress of Solitude in the dinner area, using white lights and faux ice crystals.

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