Inside The Inaugural White Cross Ball Of New York

The Metropolitan Club was home to the first inaugural White Cross Ball of New York Saturday night, hosted by the Knights and Dames of the Sovereign Order of Malta. This black-tie event celebrated a young, philanthropic crowd and the Siege of Malta's charitable efforts. The ball included a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, a 3 course sit-down dinner, and an after party with DJ NatDodge providing the music. Being a sold-out event, the crowd was bustling and enjoyed every opportunity to mingle and learn more about the philanthropic work of others. With the event usually being hosted in London, its hop over the pond to Manhattan is a big deal for those involved. Organizers expect the ball to be successful annually. Click through for an inside look!

Who was there: Guests included Emily Astrup, Annika Connor, Oscar de Rojas, John Dunlap, Maggie Duran, Allison Ecung, Michael Espiritu, Niccolò Falez, Charlotte Greenough, Tottie Greer, Simon Grenfell, Solveig Hansen, Edythe Hughes, Mats Ivarsson, Casey Kohlberg, Maylis de Lacoste Lareymondie, William Lindesay-Bethune, Caroline Lowe, Dr. Timothy McNiff, William Murray Stormont, Kate Sommers, Edgar Vaudeville, and Laura Webb.

[Photos by Leandro Justen / BFA]