Top 50 Event Designers 2019: Raúl Àvila

The New York-based Àvila on designing the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala.

%{[ data-embed-type="image" data-embed-id="5d02ac09a6827509488b47a7" data-embed-element="span" data-embed-size="640w" data-embed-alt="&ldquo;The most special event to me is the Costume Institute Gala. One of the most striking aspects of every Met Ball is the central colossal flower arrangement in the Great Hall.&rdquo; Pictured: The 2019 gala featured five flamingo statues with pink faux feather plumage and gold sequins and glitter on the legs and beaks" data-embed-src="https://base.imgix.net/files/base/bizbash/bzb/image/2019/06/01._GreatHallDecor_Copyright2019KevinTachmanGettyImages_edit.5d02ac04c866e.png?auto=format&h=640&w=640" data-embed-caption="“The most special event to me is the Costume Institute Gala. One of the most striking aspects of every Met Ball is the central colossal flower arrangement in the Great Hall.”<br><br> <i>Pictured: The 2019 gala featured five flamingo statues with pink faux feather plumage and gold sequins and glitter on the legs and beaks</i>" data-embed-credit="Photo: Kevin Tachman/Getty Images" ]}%Photo: Courtesy of Raul Avila Inc.Perhaps most known for his work with Anna Wintour and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala, Bogota, Colombia-born Àvila (@raulavilanic) is a fixture among fashion industry events, boasting other notable clients such as Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, and Cartier. In addition to the Met Gala, the New York-based designer produces events such as benefits and weddings.



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