The New York Botanical Garden 2011 Winter Wonderland Ball
Who was there: Guests included Tinsley Mortimer, Charlotte Ronson, Meredith Ostrom, Nina Garcia, Alina Cho, Kipton Cronkite, Chris Cuomo, Cristina Cuomo, Chris Benz, Stacey Bendet, Kate Shelter, Chris Schumacher, Ali Wise, Nick Brown, Dalia Oberlander, Shauna Brook, Jay Wright, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Alexandra Beitel, Alexandra Lebenthal, Elizabeth Kurpis, Hayley Bloomingdale, Julia Moore, Alexandra Lind Rose, Gillian Hearst Simonds, and Donna Simonelli.
[Photo: Charlotte Ronson, Christopher Wolf, Ali Wise, Luke Wheel, Louise Tabbiner]
Guests were picked up at the gates of the botanical garden and taken on a bus tour up to the train show.
The event began with cocktails in the Palm Dome and the guests admired the holiday train show. Staff dressed up as train conductors (which resembled more like Mario from Mario Cart) and were giving information sessions of each building structures.
Most guests, however, arrived fashionably late (including Chris Benz and Tinsley Mortimer) and the cocktail hour didn't begin to fill up until the very end.
Guests rang in the party of the season with elegant floor length dresses. This year, more than the mink coats, the overwhelmingly popular style was the fur/feather addition to the floor length dresses. Also, Bill Cunningham was there taking photos.
Meredith Ostrom,Tinsley Mortimer, Nina Garcia, Gigi Howard, Andrea Canning, Cristina Cuomo
Wednesday, June 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.