YGL: 2009 YGL Party Behind the Scenes

How to top three years of headline-making fêtes? With the unexpected!

Syzygy’s decor was the perfect complement to Capitol Plaza’s sweeping views of the city,

Syzygy’s decor was the perfect complement to Capitol Plaza’s sweeping views of the city,

As we celebrated our fourth year of the Young & The Guest List, we were certain those who attended would expect us to continue using classic venues for the annual soirée. In the past, we celebrated in such historic locations as Dumbarton House, Meridian House, Halcyon House, and the St. Regis Hotel. This year, however, we were after something completely different. From the beginning, the tone of The Young & The Guest List party was set by the black and silver invitations designed by Haute Papier’s Sarah Meyer Walsh.

Once again, we enlisted Events by . Who better than maestro Wells to transform Capitol Plaza – a recently completed, modern commercial building in the city’s most up and coming neighborhood, the NOMA district in Northeast – into a sophisticated urban lounge? He infused the cavernous concrete space with the elegance of a bygone era and the high-end luxury our guests have come to expect from our annual celebration of 250 of the city’s top under-40 over-achievers.

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