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.
SNaomi Watts goes 70s-romantic. She looks ready to cut an album in Topanga.
SRachel Roy shows how to do drama with color while keeping shapes basic.
SCynthia Rowley channels Zelda from "Singing in the Rain" — which, really, we don't see enough.
SJena Malone is a study in elegant minimalism.
SDitto Leelee Sobieski, who adds a boho element with the shoes.
SParker Posey makes a potentially awkward shape work. And even adds a dash of "House of Yes" glamour.
SLela Rose gives the definition of "statement necklace."
SRemember 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.
SSanaa Lathan is, as my grandfather might have said, "pretty as a pink" in this sweet-sharp combo.
SNot what we'd look for when we heard the word "ball," but rock royalty knows these things instinctively, I suppose.
SSophie Sutton: pure Gatsby chic.
SFabiola Beracasa never takes the expected route — and today she goes for dowdy-chic.
SKate Spade, as whimsical dowager.
SLisa Maria Falcone wins the Bai Ling award for so-inappropriate-she-must-know-something-the-rest-of-us-don't fashion.
SAnd the undisputed king and queen of the ball, Beatrix and Ludwig Ost!