LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

One of the reasons New York is really funny — and annoying — is because the city has "socialites": Self-important, wealthy women with ridiculous names (Byrdie Bell, Tinsley Mortimer, Susan Shin, Carrie Cloud, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes) who like to go to parties where they buy "tables" so that they can wear expensive shit, have their pictures taken, and in the process, fuel their sense of self-importance. Often, they consider these activities to be "work"! But based on last night's benefit for the Museum of the City of New York, some of them may need to look for a new job... or a new stylist. After the jump, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a high-society event, silly names and all.





The Good:

LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

This dress is sorta stupid, but also kinda awesome. And it's won by Byrdie Bell, whose name makes me laugh, laugh, laugh.

LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

It takes a brave woman to put red ruffles on her ass, Cristina Greeven Cuomo.

LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

When boho stylings happen to handbag heiresses who are really not bohemian.

LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

Jennifer Creel: The only one who got the memo about playing it simple and classy?


The Bad:

LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

A double-whammy of bad: Carrie Cloud looks like she stole Extra #8's costume from The O.C. and Lara Meiland's dress is irritating.

LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

Doug Hannant is the only redeeming thing about Valesca Guerrand-Hermes's puke green column.

LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

Ahhhhh my retinas! Thanks a bunch, Jamee Gregory.

LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

I think there is a sea creature on Olivia Palermo's shift.

LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

Is wearing a black dress better than wearing a dress with a sea-creature on it? Only Renee Rockefeller can answer that question.

LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

Why did no one stop Susan Shin before leaving the house?


The Ugly:

LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

The time machine broke down and Cynthia Lufkin got stuck somewhere between Tara and Saved by the Bell.

LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

Nicole Miller has done little to disabuse me of the belief that fashion designers are always the worst-dressed ones in the room.

[Images via Getty.]