Few things are better than when fashion and ballet collide, and such was the case at New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala on Wednesday night. The Cartier-sponsored event celebrated fashion designers who create costumes for the ballet, like Zuhair Murad, Peter Copping of Oscar de la Renta, Hanako Maeda of Adeam, Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony, and Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida of Marques’ Almeida.
Many of those same designers sparkled on the red carpet, with Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson, and Julia Restoin Roitfeld showing off their most theatrical, fashion-forward designs. In fact, SJP was so enthralled by Zuhair Murad’s smoky-gray, glittering gown when she saw it on the designer’s couture runway, she personally wrote him a letter asking to wear it to the event. If ever there were a gown worthy of sending a letter by snail mail, this is it. See it, and more of the night’s most magical looks here.