Christmas Meets Carnival At Black Tie Masquerade

by Mara Siegler · December 16, 2010

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Trendsetter and trend forecaster Kim Bates held her Annual Black Tie Christmas Masquerade in high fashion. Guest donned masks of various colors and shapes as they drank cocktails around the tree...underneath a shimmering disco ball. Take a look at the images of this Christmas meets Carnival fete!

She's either hiding or using her purse as a makeshift mask. So creative!

He's here! The Phantom of the Opera...Run Christine! Run!

So nice how the light in the room adds to their outfits. Very cinematic.

Don't you wish you were in Venice?

The Host herself.

His eyes said it all.