Who: Claire Courtin-Clarins

Where: The Henry Street Settlement Gala honoring Reed Krakoff, Alexandra Lebenthal and Carolina Gonzalez-Bunster.

When: April 4

What: Brunswick (green) liquid satin pleat dress; Brunswick wool-cashmere, sleeveless sweater, and white alligator mini flap bag, all by Reed Krakoff.

Why: In a sea of pouffy ball gowns and bias cut dresses, Courtin-Clarins' take on uptown black tie is clean-lined and unexpected.

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Photo: Sherly Rabbani & Josephine Solimene