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LOLSocialites: Money Just Can't Buy Taste

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One of the reasons New York is really funny — and annoying — is because the city has "socialites": Self-important, wealthy women with ridiculous names (Byrdie Bell, Tinsley Mortimer, Susan Shin, Carrie Cloud, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes) who like to go to parties where they buy "tables" so that they can wear expensive shit, have their pictures taken, and in the process, fuel their sense of self-importance. Often, they consider these activities to be "work"! But based on last night's benefit for the Museum of the City of New York, some of them may need to look for a new job... or a new stylist. After the jump, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a high-society event, silly names and all.

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The Good:

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This dress is sorta stupid, but also kinda awesome. And it's won by Byrdie Bell, whose name makes me laugh, laugh, laugh.

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It takes a brave woman to put red ruffles on her ass, Cristina Greeven Cuomo.

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When boho stylings happen to handbag heiresses who are really not bohemian.

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Jennifer Creel: The only one who got the memo about playing it simple and classy?


The Bad:

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A double-whammy of bad: Carrie Cloud looks like she stole Extra #8's costume from The O.C. and Lara Meiland's dress is irritating.

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Doug Hannant is the only redeeming thing about Valesca Guerrand-Hermes's puke green column.

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Ahhhhh my retinas! Thanks a bunch, Jamee Gregory.

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I think there is a sea creature on Olivia Palermo's shift.

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Is wearing a black dress better than wearing a dress with a sea-creature on it? Only Renee Rockefeller can answer that question.

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Why did no one stop Susan Shin before leaving the house?


The Ugly:

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The time machine broke down and Cynthia Lufkin got stuck somewhere between Tara and Saved by the Bell.

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Nicole Miller has done little to disabuse me of the belief that fashion designers are always the worst-dressed ones in the room.

[Images via Getty.]

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DISCUSSION

I think JCreel looks fabulous. And I kinda like the crazy yellow dress. In a crazy yellow way.