Spring Forward: Stars Dress Stylishly (For The Children)

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The 6th Annual New Yorkers For Children Spring Dinner Dance at New York's Mandarin Oriental had the theme 'New Year's in April: A Fool's Fete' which apparently meant some awesomely odd clothing!

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The Good:

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Hyperventilating from Hilary Rhoda's pretty!


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Selita Ebanks balances brilliant fuschia with a simple, elegant silhouette.


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There was a lot of playing with volume at this event - the April Fool thing? - and here's why I think Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos' works: the hobble skirt balances the bodice's billow!


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In contrast, Eugenia Silva does totally sleek, classically sexy.


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Diane Kruger's whimsical lavender doesn't sacrifice the pretty.


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Dig it: Tara Subkoff balances the glitz of her frock with a low-key sweater to seriously cool effect.


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Serena Williams is regal in amethyst.


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Helen Lee Schifter's one of these perennial 'best-dressed list' fixtures... fair enough!


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Tinsley Mortimer's Easter-ish number walks the cutesy line and stays just grown-up enough.


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Rachel Zoe's bish face, gown are bananas.


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Emmy Rossum's gown is kind of a weird mix of southern belle, 30s formal, and plain odd...but it works!


The Bad:

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As Melissa Deamicis knows, the best way to help the children is by denuding an ostrich, then channeling its spirit.


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Maggie Rizer, meanwhile, helps the children by draping herself in an enormous wad of bubble gum, scrawny carcass.


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I love how the stunning Rachel Roy plays with tricky proportions, but this was just a bridge - or rather, a hemline/neckline/bootie - too far.


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Do we think Rachel Zoe dressed Joy Bryant? Cause she totally killed it - a robot princess, that is. Then she took her duds as plunder.


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Leigh "Princess Coldstare" Lezark has been insinuating herself back onto the scene. Word was, she was launching a clothing line. For angry, blindfolded schoolgirls?


What Say You?

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Coca Rocha's gown is probably Zac Posen, maybe too much!


The Ugly?

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Hey, you know how I loved that pairing of cardi and cocktail dress? Well, as Olivia Palermo shows, when you sub in "power smoking jacket" and "upholstery" the effect is not the same.

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Erin Gloria Ryan

I want to steal Selita Ebanks' face.

I don't know who she is, but she has the prettiest face. Ever.