The evening after that, Peter Zhou, in a T-shirt and jacket, and a more conservatively dressed Martin Brand attended a “Reawakening” performed by a gold-clad Jon Batiste and singers wearing angel wings. It was part of the Park Avenue Armory’s program at its benefit, which also included a poem by artist Carrie Mae Weems and carb loading. Each place setting had a bag of freshly made potato chips; later waiters passed cornbread madeleines and beignets.

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