Alex Shibutani, Maia Shibutani, Dao-Yi Chow, and Extra Attend the Apex for Youth Inspiration Gala

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Alex Shibutani, Maia Shibutani, Dao-Yi Chow, and Extra Attend the Apex for Youth Inspiration Gala
Alex Shibutani, Maia Shibutani, Dao-Yi Chow, and Extra Attend the Apex for Youth Inspiration Gala

“I think so many of us, in our different tribes, we’re the other—tonight, we are it,” beamed Karen Wong, deputy director of the New Museum and a board member of the Apex for Youth, which was celebrating its 26th Inspiration Awards Gala. The nonprofit’s objective is to supply schooling, mentoring, and after-school sources to underserved Asian-American communities. The night at Cipriani Wall Avenue kicked off with cocktails, which introduced out a modern crew together with Dao-Yi Chow, Maxwell Osborne, Phillip Lim, and Prabal Gurung. “We do a lot of work for ourselves and propping our own brands, and tonight is a chance to give back to the kids, my community, [and] immigrants,” stated Chow, including, “[It’s a chance] for us to do something for the next generation, who will be in the same position as we are now.”

A few of the subsequent technology had been in attendance that evening. Olympians Alex and Maia Shibutani had been overwhelmed by well-wishers, together with Eva Chen, Joe Zee, Harold Koda, and numerous others within the room, hoping to snap a selfie. Designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, world artistic director John C. Jay, and singer Jhené Aiko had been the night’s honorees. Government director Michael Lee stated it finest: “What’s special about tonight is we bring together so many different people from so many different backgrounds. It’s just knowing there are so many good-hearted people that want to give back.”