Interpreting “Black Tie with Floral Notes” :

An Evening for Reynolda Style Guide

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Interpreting “Black Tie with Floral Notes”

By: Sarah R. Smith, Director of External Relations | @SarahatReynolda

This year’s Museum fundraising gala, An Evening for Reynolda, kicks off a radiant season celebrating the splendors of the garden and the gallery, and the opening of The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920. The event of the season in Winston-Salem comes with an encouragement for guests to dress in “black tie with floral notes.” We want to help interpret the look! 

Brackish bow-tie for An Evening for Reynolda

  1. This handmade bow-tie by Brackish, above, ensures you won't blend in. A little bit chic, a little bit classic, this bow-tie spotlights subtle bluish green pheasant feathers with the company's trademark Guinea outline. This style, Green Pond, along with others are available exclusively in the Piedmont Triad at the Reynolda House Museum Store. (Tip: if it's good enough for Hollywood, it's good enough for us.) 
  2. We also asked supremely stylish menswear blogger Noah Williams (@nwilliamsphotos on Instagram) and the fashionable ladies behind WFU Style to interpret the look. Below, see highlights from their blogs. Browse their full style guides for the event at and
  3. Follow more posts about the October 2 gala at #reynoldagala, and meet the men and women behind these looks at An Evening for Reynolda! (Missed getting your seat at this year’s gala? Save the date for next year’s event, Friday, October 7, 2016.)

Style guide for An Evening for Reynolda

Noah Williams: For this first look, I kept things fairly straightforward: a gorgeous black tuxedo, with a crisp white shirt, black shoes, and, for this event, a floral black bowtie.

WFU Style Guide

Gracie Wiener, WFU Style: Finding connections between my three personas is inevitable. As an Art History major, florist, and fashion enthusiast, I am constantly struck by the influences these fields have had on each other for hundreds of years ... 

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