Nancys, Nannies & New Yorkers Honor NYC Span With Style

So what, you might ask, could bring together Nancy Pelosi, Christiane Amanpour, Sarah Jessica Parker, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and, um, Fran Drescher together on a cold, New York night? Glad you asked. See, there's this bridge in NYC called the Triborough. But now they're naming it the "Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Bridge" (I know, rolls off the tongue) and they had a Dedication Gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers last night. For the most part, the crowd looked suitably dignified, demonstrating, um, the apotheosis of bridge-naming chic. But of course there were exceptions! The Good, The Bad, The Dignified — after the jump!
The Good:

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One thing I like about Sarah Jessica Parker is that she seems to like suiting her costumes to the occasion — and how perfect an outfit is this for an event filled with dignitaries? I can't lie: I want it.

I love the coat, too!

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Actress Gloria Reuben does classic LBD to good effect.

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This oh-so-subtle bag seems to have been the party favor; it wasn't a planned part of Glenn Close's dignified ensemble
The Dignified:

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Not my absolute favorite of Speaker Pelosi's suits...but I always like variations on a uniform, and this does say "festive business!"

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Christiane Amanpour channels — well, globe-trotting correspondent.
The Bad:

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Just me maybe, but I know when I'm at an event with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, I kind of like to keep my bra covered. Fran Drescher marches to the beat of her own drum!

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In Lorraine Bracco's defense, it fell into the 20's last night, and it was hard to resist the overbundling impulse. (And, you know, the sequin impulse.)

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