New York City Ballet's 2008 Opening Night Gala: Drinks, Dinner, And Tutus

by KENDRA SEAY · November 26, 2008

[Sarah Jessica Parker, Scott Whitman, Valentino Garavani. Photos by NICK HUNT for PMc]

It was all about the ballerinas and their pirouettes last night as The New York City Ballet held their Opening Night Gala Tuesday night at Lincoln Center, marking their first performance in the newly named David H. Koch Theater, home to the NYCB and The New York City Opera. Guests like Sarah Jessica Parker, Veronica Webb, Alicia Keys, Al Roker, Blythe Danner, and Vanessa Williams were invited to an evening of ballets chorographed by legends Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Susan Stroman, and NYCB's ballet-master-in-chief Peter Martins.

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The evening which started with pre-performance cocktails, capped off with a black-tie dinner as guests like Rachel Roy, Mary Alice Stephensen, Lisa Maria Falcone, Candace Bushnell, Valentino Garavani, Debra Roberts, Peter Som, Alexandra Lebenthal, Amy Fine Collins, and NYCB principle dancer Maria Kowroski twirled the night away.

Peter Martins, Julia Koch, David Koch

Rachel Roy, Al Roker, Debra Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker, Candace Bushnell

Vanessa Williams

Julius Lumsden, Maria Kowroski, Faycal Karoui

Zaldy, Lisa Tucker, Alicia Keys, Cindy Gallop

Annie Churchill, Valentino Garavani, Zani Gugelmann

Veronica Webb, Rachel Roy, Dree Hemingway

Lisa Maria Falcone, Alicia Keys

Valentino Garavani, Julia Koch

Clarke Murphy