(Above: Leighton Meester & Nicole Fiscella @ the 2007-2008 New York City Ballet Opening Night, November 20, 2007.)
Last night opened the 2007-08 season of the New York City Ballet @ Lincoln Center with a Gala event honoring the 100th anniversary of Lincoln Kirstein's birth year titled, "Dancing for Lincoln; a Centennial Celebration."
The New York Social Diary reports the evening in wonderful detail, from celebrity sightings (Michael J. Fox & Tracey Pollen, Christy Turlington) right down to the menu ("Roasted filet of beef, 21 Club sauce, baby artichokes, green peas, asparagus tips, puree of rutabaga"). We must send <3s to David Patrick Columbia for the proceeding commentary, impressed with Valentino almost as much as we are (minus the scary perma-tan).
"It was a black tie evening, and very dressy for the ladies. The fabled Valentino was present as well, with his partner Giancarlo Giametti. The now legendary high fashion team always add glamour wherever they go, so European, suave, chic, elegant – and all kinda thrown away, like movie stars. The Italians have so much style."