Gala season's the best season in NYC! And Thursday night was no exception as the New York City Ballet opened their new season to an audience of dance fans and socialites. The program sampled choreography by Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, and a premiere by Benjamin Millepied (to a score commissioned by David Lang).
Sarah Jessica Parker (above) in vintage Halston brought the most star power at the black tie event, almost overshadowed by Natalie Portman (Millepied's hawt girlfriend) and Jake Gyllenhaal (who apparently showed-up with a backpack and refused to have any photographs taken. With a backpack.)
(Above: Ben Gazzara and wife Elke Krivat)
(Above: Socialite Helen Schifter)
(Above: Socialite Michelle Herbert)
(Above: SATC author Candace Bushnell)