On Thursday May 8th, New York City Ballet celebrated its 50th anniversary of performing at the David H. Koch Theater (once the New York State Theater) at Lincoln Center. The Fashion Gala, which benefited the dance company, raised a formidable $3.15 million dollars. Celebrities in attendance included the lovely Kristen Bell and the charismatic and talented Alicia Keys.
The dress code for the fashion gala was black and white formal wear. Highlights of the evening were Kristen Bell and Aaron Lazar's epic duet from the musical Carousel.
Bell studied musical theater at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She is known for her character Anna in the Disney smash hit Frozen, but is best known from her television series and feature film Veronica Mars.
The second act featured the exciting premiere of the ballet Everywhere We Go. The 18 dancers were clad in lustrous costumes that complimented the elegant scenery.
Though the gala was filled with attendees wearing black and white, some celebs chose to wear color. Zaldy, Deborah Needleman, Allison Sarofim and DJ Donna D’Cruz who (was spotted wearing a regal orange gown) were among the gala's colorful guests.
The evening of elegant fashion and dance performance was sponsored by Vacheron Constantin. Ruinart hosted the gala's reception proudly as the endorsed champagne of the New York City Ballet.
The gala proudly paid tribute to The New York City Ballet's remarkable history as well as the company's innovative movement by showcasing works ranging from the company's opening in 1964 to the present.