This Week's Best-Dressed Guests

by Cary Randolph Fuller · December 16, 2010

    We combed through our most recent photo galleries to find the five best-styled revelers out and about this week. If you didn't make the cut, don't worry! There is a full calendar of parties next week, and we know you've been saving that plaid velvet lace tuxedo blazer for an extra-special occasion.

    Elle Fanning is having a major moment - as major as a girl can get at twelve years old. In chic, festive gold head to toe Rodarte, she makes it quite clear why NY Times Magazine writer Frank Bruni expected to meet her with "trumpets bleating, angels weeping." Photo by Stephen Smith at the "Somewhere" special screening at the Grand Hotel.

    Between the enormous fur hat and the military coat, this unidentified partier is like a modern Julie Christie in Dr. Zhivago (which makes sense because NYC certainly feels like Siberia right now). Photo by Benjamin Gustaffson at the Belvedere Vodka Bartender Dream Job Finals at Le Bain.

    Dear sir in the ugly Christmas sweater, thank you for reminding us to take this whole "fashion" thing a little less seriously. P.S. You look great in primary color blocks. Photo taken by Mark Iantosca at the holiday party for 36 Cooper Square at 7 Extra Place.

    We can always count on best-dressed contenders to show up to socialite Beth Ostrosky Stern's events, and Monday night's party for the North Shore Animal League was no exception. This guest's dress seemed made specifically for the dance floor's flashing lights. Photo by Josh Wong at Pasha.

    Charity: Ball was filled with fashionable gents and beauties, socialites and stars, but this woman's combination of winter white, fascinator, and be-ribboned tights is like the sartorial equivalent of a winter wonderland.