The School Of The American Ballet Winter Ball Last Night Keeping The UES Socialite Plight Alive

by CARSON GRIFFITH · March 10, 2009

Penn Badgley, Blake Lively, Nicholas Luchsinger [Penn Badgley, Blake Lively, and Nicholas Luchsinger. All photos by CLINT SPAULDING for PMc]

Last night's Winter Ball at the Lincoln Center Plaza was the 75th Anniversary of The School of American Ballet. More importantly, it established the relevancy of the Upper East Side socialite. When King and Queen Serena and Dan, aka Blake Lively and Penn Badgley, arrive, you know you're in for a true UES night of fun. The School of the American Ballet 75th Anniversary Winter Ball star-studded guest list also included Sarah Jessica Parker, Chelsea Clinton, Miss USA Crystle Stewart, designer Zang Toi, and a variety of New York's most charitable, of course.

Susan Fales-Hill, Desiree RogersCarole Han, Kristian Laliberte, Devorah RoseCrystle Stewart, Zang ToiSarah Jessica ParkerChelsea Clinton, Lesley ThompsonZang Toi

More story and photos from this event below...The annual black tie event, chaired this year by Effie and Robert Fribourg, Pamela J. Joyner, Coco Kopelman, and Liz Peek. While March may seem a little late for a Winter Ball, we're sure the female guests in attendance were enjoying the warmer than winter weather: Blake Lively chose a plunging neckline by Ralph Lauren, and many women, including Sarah Jessica Parker who was in attendance as well, decided to go bare legged. Van Cleef Arpels sponsored.

Peter Martins, Darci Kistler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Talicia Martins

Peter Martins, Darci Kistler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Talicia Martins

Blake Lively, Penn Badgley

Blake Lively, Penn Badgley

Liz Peek, Kate Davidson Hudson, Coco Kopelman, Stacey Bendet Eisner

Liz Peek, Editor of Elle magazine Kate Davidson Hudson, Coco Kopelman, Stacey Bendet Eisner

Talicia Martins, Darcia Kistler, Peter Martins, Sarah Jessica Parker

Talicia Martins, Darcia Kistler, Peter Martins, Sarah Jessica ParkerPatrick McMullan, Blake Lively, David Patrick Columbia

Patrick McMullan, Blake Lively, David Patrick Columbia

Ettie Fribourg, Pamela Joyner, Coco Kopelman, Robert Fribourg, Liz Peek

Ettie Fribourg, Pamela Joyner, Coco Kopelman, Robert Fribourg, Liz Peek