An Interesting Night At The Celebrity Ball

Vicariously, anyway! The Tribeca Ball 2011 At The New York Academy of Art was just what it sounds like: a little elegant, a bit bohemian, a lot fascinating.


An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSNaomi Watts goes 70s-romantic. She looks ready to cut an album in Topanga.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSRachel Roy shows how to do drama with color while keeping shapes basic.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSCynthia Rowley channels Zelda from "Singing in the Rain" — which, really, we don't see enough.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSJena Malone is a study in elegant minimalism.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSDitto Leelee Sobieski, who adds a boho element with the shoes.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSParker Posey makes a potentially awkward shape work. And even adds a dash of "House of Yes" glamour.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSLela Rose gives the definition of "statement necklace."

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSRemember the "Naked Dress" from early in Sex and the City? Seren Shvo's is like 2.0. And in keeping with progress, it's even more naked.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSSanaa Lathan is, as my grandfather might have said, "pretty as a pink" in this sweet-sharp combo.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSNot what we'd look for when we heard the word "ball," but rock royalty knows these things instinctively, I suppose.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSSophie Sutton: pure Gatsby chic.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSFabiola Beracasa never takes the expected route — and today she goes for dowdy-chic.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSKate Spade, as whimsical dowager.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSLisa Maria Falcone wins the Bai Ling award for so-inappropriate-she-must-know-something-the-rest-of-us-don't fashion.

An Interesting Night At The Celebrity BallSAnd the undisputed king and queen of the ball, Beatrix and Ludwig Ost!