Inside The American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala 2011

by Christina Makoyawo · May 17, 2011

Last night , American Ballet Theatre brought out NYC's elite to help celebrate the opening of its 71st Anniversary Season at the Metropolitan Opera House with the annual Spring Gala. Honorary Chairmen were First Lady Michelle Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Carolina Herrera and Blaine Trump.

The evening featured a one-time only performance of excerpts from the upcoming season by American Ballet Theatre’s world-renowned dancers as well as a special tribute to Principal Dancer Jose Manuel Carreno on his farewell season,  as well as an elegant black tie dinner dance in the Tent at Lincoln Center took place after the performances.

Some of the famous faces in attendance were Prince, Denis O’Hare, Alice and Lorne Michaels, Anna Wintour, Zang Toi, Tory Burch and Lyor Cohen, Naeem and Ranjana Khan, Helen and Tim Schifter, Christian Siriano, Angel Sanchez, Narciso Rodriguez, Tyne Daly, Terrence McNally, Al Roker, Fe Fendi and Alessandro Fendi, Elletra Wiedemann, Lynda Carter, Susan Fales-Hill, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Jill and Bobby Zarin, Alexandra Lebenthal, Anka Palitz, Sharon Patrick and Miss Universe 2010 Angela Martini.

[via] Anna Wintour

Jamie Tisch, Naeem Khan, Tory Burch

Caroline Kennedy, Kevin Mckenzie

[via] Carolina Herrera, Elettra Wiedemann

Lynda Carter, Deborah Norville

Jill Zarin, Zang Toi, Irina Dvorovenko

[via] Christian Siriano

[via] Carly Cushnie, Michelle Ochs

Kevin Mckenzie, Rachel Moore, Blaine Trump, Nancy Mccormick, Zach Vella

[Unless otherwise stated, photo credit: Joe/ BillyFarrellAgency]