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September 2 2014

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“The Most Strong and Beautiful Thing”: Valentino, Alicia Keys, and More Turn Out for NYCB’s Gala Evening

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ValentinoBetween the Met ball, Dior’s Cruise show, the kickoff of the Frieze Art Fair, and a slew of other charity galas, this week’s social calendar has been a demanding one to say the least. But that didn’t keep the social set from turning out for New York City Ballet’s Spring Gala last night, celebrating the company’s fiftieth year at Lincoln Center.

As guests, including Alicia Keys, Catherine Malandrino, and Gilles Mendel, made their way inside the David H. Koch Theater, they were handed a mini bottle of vodka and a shot glass along with the evening’s program. “Well, I guess we are really going to have a party now,” said one surprised attendee. “Do you think we get refills?”

Minutes later, ballet master in chief Peter Martins took the stage to lead the crowd in a toast—a company tradition started by its co-founder George Balanchine. That was followed by a series of tributes to opening night in 1964, including a song from the musical Carousel, which was performed by Kristen Bell and Aaron Lazar, and a classic Balanchine number. “I am immensely biased, but the New York City Ballet dancers are the best in the world,” said Martins.

The audience seemed to agree—everyone in the theater was on their feet for an extended standing ovation after the conclusion of NYCB soloist and choreographer Justin Peck’s world premiere of Everywhere We Go, featuring music by Sufjan Stevens and costumes by former NYCB dancer Janie Taylor. “Exceptional—I think it was the most strong and beautiful thing,” Valentino Garavani told Style.com before dinner. And how were the dancers going to let loose after the black-tie affair? “We will probably just go to a dive bar and get a few drinks; we all have to be at work tomorrow, so we can’t get too crazy,” said Peck. The evening raised more than $3.15 million for the ballet.

Photo: Getty Images 

Runway to Red Carpet: Spring Has Sprung on the Celeb Circuit

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Mexican Film Premiere Of 'Noah'While the temperatures dropped in New York this week, pastels and florals on the celeb circuit made us hopeful that spring is just around the corner. On Wednesday, Elle Fanning looked decidedly grown up in a light blue, belly-baring Wes Gordon Fall ’14 sheath at the 25 Most Powerful Stylists luncheon in L.A. Later that evening, Emmy Rossum braved New York’s chilly temps in a strapless Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall ’14 ball gown with a blue floral print for Art Production Fund’s White Glove Gone Wild gala.

On the premiere circuit, blush tones were the color of choice. Style maven Tilda Swinton attended the L.A. screening of her new film, Only Lovers Left Alive, on Monday in a fringed cream jacket and skirt from Valentino’s Spring ’14 Haute Couture runway. The same night, Jennifer Connelly looked statuesque in a pale Givenchy Fall ’09 Haute Couture gown with pink embellishments for the Mexico City premiere of her new film, Noah. Kristen Bell stepped onto the red carpet on Wednesday in a strapless pink silk J. Mendel Pre-Fall ’14 gown with a high slit for the L.A. premiere of Veronica Mars. The fresh colors and skin-baring frocks made a strong argument for us to shed our coats and embrace spring. Now if only the snow would stop falling in New York.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

Photo: Victor Chavez / Getty Images

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Kristen Bell In Bloom

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The look in Burlesque may be all rhinestones, all the time—thanks to a little help from Swarovski, of course—but the look at Burlesque‘s London premiere was a hint more demure. Cher may have gone all-out for the London carpet with a bright orange wig and lacy, black Julien MacDonald, but co-star Kristen Bell played a more ladylike card: this sweet, back-pleated, floral-print dress from Stella McCartney’s Resort ’11 collection. With stick-straight hair and satin Ferragamo pumps, Bell lets the print do the work. We’d say the shift is a little short for January temperatures—it’s been hovering around 30 degrees Fahrenheit in London—but she’s putting on a brave face. What do you think of her blossoming look: yea, nay, or eh?

Photo: David Fisher/Rex/Rex USA