The third annual NGV Gala has celebrated the opening of the unprecedented, world premiere exhibition, Keith Haring & Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines which intertwines the work of two of the world’s most celebrated conceptual artists.

In an Australian exclusive appearance, international hip-hop/rap group Salt-N-Pepa performed their hit songs “Push It”, “Let’s Talk About Sex”, “Shoop” and “Whatta Man”. International lenders to the blockbuster exhibition were In attendance at the NGV Gala including original stylist to Madonna and famed polaroid photographer Maripol, Warhol Muse and art collector ‘Baby’ Jane Holzer and International superstar artist KAWS.

The night also included three highlight fashion moments on the red carpet with Australian model AKIIMA styled in a spectacular avant-garde Victor & Rolf couture creation, actress Tasia Zalar wearing an elegant dress and jewellery by Indigenous designers Lyn-Al Young and Maree Clarke (both featured In Vogue’s 60th anniversary Issue), Australian model Andreja Pejic dressed in custom Romance Was Born and Gina Riley’s daughter up and coming actress Maggie McKenna In custom Jason Grech.


  • Georgia May Jagger & Lizzy Jagger: models and daughters of Jerry Hall & Mick Jagger
  • Salt-N-Pepa: Hip Hop/rap duo
  • Andreja Pejic: Supermodel
  • Akiima: Australian Model
  • Tasia Zalar: Actress
  • Rachel Griffiths: Actress
  • Megan Gale and Shaun Hampson: Australian Model/ Retired footballer
  • Phoebe Tonkin: Australian Actress
  • Gemma Ward: Australian Model
  • Isabel Lucas: Australian Actress and Model
  • Samantha Harris: Australian Model
  • Courtney Barnett: Musician
  • Isabella Manfredi: Australian Musician
  • Bella Heathcote: Australian Actress
  • Magda Szubanski: Australian Actress
  • Isabella Giovinazzo: Australian Actress
  • Kate Ceberano: Musician
  • Jacob Luppino & Anthony Pittorino; J’Aton Designers
  • Rebecca Judd: TV Presenter/ Wife of Chris Judd
  • Cameron Robbie: Social Influencer/ Brother of Margot Robbie
  • Natasha Oakley: Social Influencer
  • Elliot Garnaut: Stylist

Source: NGV