Photos from left: Hosts Aundrea and Stephen Wilson with their baby daughter in the stunning foyer of their historic home; Irina Toshkova, director of the New Gallery of Modern Art, with acclaimed artist Hunt Slonem and Alex Holleman, chair of the upcoming Bella Notte, Opera Carolina's gala; bestselling author Kathy Reichs and her husband, Paul; Regine and Andreas Bechtler. Photos by Dianna Augustine.

Fashion, art and design met during a celebration of the 5th anniversary of the New Gallery of Modern Art during a vernissage at the gorgeous home of Aundrea and Stephen Wilson. A stylish group of guests where there to fete the extraordinary artist Hunt Slonem. He signed copies of his newest book, When Art Meets Design, surrounded by some of his most famous works.

The next night, he was the special guest at a reception at the gallery for his must-see solo exhibit, The Worlds of Hunt Slonem, on view at the gallery through Nov. 15. The New Gallery of Modern Art is at 435 S. Tryon St. Details: 704-373-1464;

Hunt ended his Charlotte stay by attending The Salon: An Opera Carolina Conversation at the home of Charlotte Wickham. Hunt and Opera Carolina's Maestro James Meena discussed art, music and culture during the Age of Enlightenment in anticipation of Opera Carolina's production of The Barber of Seville Oct. 22, Oct. 27 and Oct. 30 at Belk Theater uptown. For tickets, click here.

Here are more photos from the vernissage at the Wilsons' historic home.