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  • All for the Children - Elettra Widemann
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  • All for the Children - Julie Macklowe and Bibhu Mohapatra
  • All for the Children - Camille Rowe
  • All for the Children - Clare McKeon, Natalia Echevarria, and Lydia Fenet
  • All for the Children - Chelsea Leyland
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  • All for the Children - Keegan Singh
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  • All for the Children - Nicole Esposito, Marisa Brown, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, and Amy McFarland
  • All for the Children - Veronica Webb
  • All for the Children - Ren Grady and Olivia Chantecaille
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    Emma Roberts. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Arlenis Sosa. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Eli Mizrahi and Crystal Renn. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Elettra Widemann. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Alina Cho. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Selita Ebanks. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Oh Land. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Atlanta de Cadenet and Laura Love. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Jeisa Chiminazzo. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Hannah Bronfman. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Bridget Malcom and Montana Cox. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Julie Macklowe and Bibhu Mohapatra. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Camille Rowe. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Clare McKeon, Natalia Echevarria, and Lydia Fenet. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Chelsea Leyland. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Alexandra Lebenthal. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Keegan Singh. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Eugenia Miranda. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Jill and Harry Kargman. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Lauren Khoo. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Nicole Esposito, Marisa Brown, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, and Amy McFarland. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Veronica Webb. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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    Ren Grady and Olivia Chantecaille. Photo by Sherly Rabbani.

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All for the Children

The formal gala raised some questions about fashion

Dress codes can be tricky. What is the difference between “business attire” and “cocktail”? Exactly how formal is “formal”? And can someone please define exactly what “festive” entails?

Judging by the New Yorkers for Children Spring Dinner Dance, New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fete, held Monday evening, it seems “black tie,” is up for some interpretation, as well. With Chloé as the lead fashion sponsor (and jewelry brand Lauren X Khoo as the night’s presenting sponsor), the event’s chairs had no trouble infusing the Mandarin Oriental Ballroom with some much-needed spring chic. Others took a different approach. One man walked around in a velvet jacket, white shirt unbuttoned to there, his striped tie hanging undone as though he had clothed himself in haste post-bedroom romp. Another gent wore a trench coat with a gold sequined shawl collar. Man about town Eli Mizrahi worked his actual pajamas into his layered look (they were Etro), finishing it off with sparkly blue smoking slippers. “They match my watch,” he explained, pointing to a diamond-encrusted Rafaello and Co. number.

There was plenty of sparkle among the women, too, with sequined trains and fluffy ball gown skirts turning the dance floor into a veritable minefield of potential slip-ups. “It would be interesting to compare the cost of these dresses to the cost of a scholarship,” remarked one jaded guest, referring to New Yorkers for Children’s mission to help mentor and provide educational tools for children in foster care.

Fortunately, the dress-wearers had plenty of opportunity to prove their charitable devotion. As they dug into their burrata appetizers at long tables bedecked with flickering lanterns, this year’s NYFC Guardian Scholar, Katia Steward, gave a moving speech about her journey from poverty to university. Then Christie’s Lydia Fenet took over a live auction that raised $45,000. “Keep drinking and bidding,” Fenet said in closing, in reference to an ongoing silent auction that closed at 11p.m. And they did.