Red Carpet: The stars come out for New York City Ballet

Anne Hathaway waved to fans as she arrived at Lincoln Centre

 

The stars came out for the New York City Ballet’s grand gala at Lincoln Centre last night.

Anne Hathaway, Sarah Jessica Parker and Victoria Secret’s Karolina┬áKurkova wowed in floor length gowns -which caused a bit of a problem for a couple of male guests.

 

Danger of the train: Victoria's Secret Angel Kurkova takes a humorous stance on her fashion conundrum
Victoria Secret model Karolina Kurkova laughed as a male guest stood on her train

 

SJP’s dress also had a train, however the say star kept a tight grip of the side and managed to avoid the same pitfalls as Karolina and Anne.

 

Another fashion victory: Sarah Jessica Parker arriving at Lincoln Center for the New York City Ballet Gala
SJP arriving at Lincoln Center

 

The Sex And The City star was responsible for bringing on board legendary designer Valentino Garavani, who designed the costumes for four dance works performed at the gala.

In an interview earlier this week with The New York Times, Parker explained the genesis of the collaboration:

“I started thinking about the future of the company, and what was most important was building the audience of the next generation of ticket buyers,” she said.

“…I know that fashion tends to have a younger audience, if we could somehow marry the two ideas.”

Man of the moment, 80-year-old Valentino himself, appeared on the red carpet looking dashing in a tuxedo and sporting his trademark suntan.

 

Man of the moment: Valentino designed the costumes for four dance works performed at the gala
Valentino designed the costumes for four dance works performed at the gala

 

Fashion provocateur: Daphne Guinness turned plenty of heads (but not her own) with a coiled neck piece
Daphne Guinness made a bold statement with a coiled neck piece
All the pretty dresses: Diane Von Furstenberg and Olivia Palermo strut their stuff
Fashionista Olivia Palermo
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Publisher and businesswoman Chiu-Ti Jansen makes a grand entrance