High-Culture Galas, High-Style CelebsS

Across the land, celebs were supporting the arts — from the New York City Ballet's gala to the opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the clothes were a show of their own...for good and ill.

High-Culture Galas, High-Style CelebsS

Sarah Jessica Parker may be channeling bubble wrap, but the effect, at the NYCB, is still stunning!


High-Culture Galas, High-Style CelebsS

And really, one can't help but wonder what she made of Candace Bushnell's craft-store-goes-on-a-bender. Did she pull a, "what a...unique dress"? Or flat-out white-lie?


High-Culture Galas, High-Style CelebsS

Eva Mendes, in L.A., looks stunning in this simple, elegant Grecian number.


High-Culture Galas, High-Style CelebsS

If "classic" means this could be any year between now and 1963, Fay Fendi qualifies!


High-Culture Galas, High-Style CelebsS

Michelle Herbert: Mood called. They want their tulle aisle back.


High-Culture Galas, High-Style CelebsS

Socialite Helen Schifter has been doing crown volume — and elegant simplicity — since before Snooki was a gleam in her father's eye.


High-Culture Galas, High-Style CelebsS

By far the evening's most confident looks: actresses Ann Rutherford (L) and Anne Jeffreys, in Los Angeles.



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