The 2nd Annual Bent on Learning Benefit at The Puck Building attracted Madonna and Lourdes, Gwynnie and Byride, and Sean Lennon too. "Learning," we don't know about - but the "bent" was certainly creatively interpreted...

I know when I think "education," I think "metallic sack."

"Don't be shy, honey, you look so cute! You could stand to show a little more skin, though - and how about another few holes in the stockings? But you'd look so pretty!"

Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl clearly approach this issue with their habitual seriousness, willingness to break into an impromptu rendition of their patented "We're A Couple of Swells/Side by Side" medley.

Designer Stacey Bendet's like, "you ain't seen nothing yet. I stole this from the Passion Play's costume shop. It's half Centurion, half Papageno!"

Actress Melissa George is obviously channeling that vampy star from Singin' in the Rain, the one who pronounces the talking picture "vulgar." We're onto you!

It's always disconcerting when a Real Housewife represents relatuvely demure restraint.

Hilary Rhoda understood that to be her job.

Byrdie Bell's half-crazed, traumatized expression really speaks for all of us.

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