Beautiful first autumn weekend dining out on Thursday night’s New York City Ballet gala honoring Valentino who created special costumes for the ballet company. Guests included Thelma Golden, Studio Museum in Harlem and Michael Smith. The event was aspecial one-night-only evening, Valentino also created costumes for three ballets by New York City Ballet’s Ballet Master Peter Martins. This included a world premiere work, as well as costumes for the New York preview of a pas de deux choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Also, as a tribute to the man and his signature “Valentino Red,” the company performed George Balanchine’s Rubies, the second section of the full-length Jewels, which is set in Igor Stravinsky’s Capreicio for Piano and Orchestra. Among the stars and their associations that night: Anne Hathaway, Barbara Walters, Angelica Huston, Iman, Andy Cohen, Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch, Daphne Guinness, Olivia Palermo, Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller, Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Rucci, Martha Stewart, Sean Averny, Leila Rose, Cynthia Rowley, Darren Aronofsky, Kyle MacLachlan, Amy Sedaris, Adam Shankman, Alina Cho, Grace Gummer Allison Sarofim, Andres Santo Domingo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Brant and Stephanie Seymour, Peter and Harry Brant, Fe and Alessandro Fendi, Princess Firyal, Leonard Lauder, Carol Mack, Charlotte Moss, Randy and Jay Fishman, Nancy and Howard Marks, Ron Rifkin, Aaron Latham. The evening was chaired by Giancarlo Giammetti, Sarah Jessica P., Maria Bartiromo, and Pamela Joyner.
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