New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

The 7th Annual New Yorkers for Children Spring Dinner Dance at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is one of the big charity galas of the year: and models, actors, socialites, awesome clothes and, um, Lance Bass were ready:

New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

It's gray and dreary here in NYC, and just looking at Estonian model Tiiu Kuik's exuberant gown makes me smile.


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Also bringing the color: Zani Guglemann.


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Georgina Chapman , per usual, rocks disco fairy princess - and, as usual, pulls it off.


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Model Hilary Rhoda looks like a snake in the process of shedding its skin, and this is distressing me.


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Whitney Port, identified as an "actress," channels the Chrysler Building with both fabric and hair.


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Also doing sleek gray - clearly having a moment - is the ever-confident Mamie Gummer.

New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Since her show went on the air, Tinsley Mortimer has tarnished her reputation from that of this showy but pretty dress, to this showy but tacky bag.


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Selita Ebanks models what one can only hope, fervently, is a one-off: the wicker dress.


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Here's another person kind of rocking a questionable-looking frock: Emmy Rossum, in lingerie.


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Why does Katie Lee always look so uncomfortable on the red carpet? Her look changes, but that stays constant. Theories?


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Olivia Palermo, meanwhile, always looks totally in her element, even when dressed in something cockamamie or overdone.


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Byrdie Bell, managing the rare feat of innovation and dowdiness!


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Doing the classic, basic black thing, we have Karolina Kurkova.


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Ditto Malin Akerman whose earring - if it is an earring - looks really heavy.


New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

Representing the obligatory Park Avenue red, we have Sky Nellor's sleek shaping...




New Yorkers Look Awesome, Wear Wicker Dresses (For The Children!)S

...and as always, striking a blow for Society Wackiness, Fabiola Beracasa - whose outfit, at least, looks really uncomfortable.


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