Olivia Palermo, Paul Bettany And Jennifer Connelly At The Tribeca Ball

by Chiara Atik · April 14, 2010

[All photos by Amber De Vos for PMc] Jennifer Connelly & Paul Bettany hosted the 2010 Tribeca Ball, held last night at the New York Academy of Art. Olivia Palermo, Parker Posey, Helena Christensen, Alexandra and Theodora Richards, Alek Wek, Amy Sacco, and Lucy and Euan Skyes were among the bold-name patrons of the arts.-

The evening began with an open studio portion, where guests were able to explore the workspaces of the artists whose work they were supporting. Following the studio tour, guests were seated for dinner, followed by dancing.

Amazingly, the guests didn't seem to be too confused by the invitation's instruction to wear "Upscale Downtown" attire. Despite the convoluted and somewhat archaic distinction between uptown/downtown, the celebrity attendees were dressed perfectly for the occasion, with Olivia Palermo in Rachel Roy and Helena Christensen in Miu Miu.

Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany           Parker Posey

Alexandra Richards, Theodora Richards  Helena Christensen

Lucy Sykes Rellie, Ewan Rellie         Rosson Crow

Alek Wek                                          Nicole Miller, Kim Taipael

Amy Sacco                                       Mary Alice Stevenson

Hilary Rhoda                               Will Blunt, Autumn Layne