The New York Ballet Gala was always going to be packed full of lovely gowns.
But there was a few celebrity attendees who went that extra mile to get noticed, stepping out in show-stopping outfits for the glittering event.
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Sarah Jessica Parker, Karolina Kurkova and Daphne Guinness were all pushing boundaries with their bold style choices.
Sex And The City star Sarah was in full bloom in a floral-print chiffon dress with a regal brocade jacket with box shoulders.
Her long ash-blonde hair was piled on her head and adorned with a purple flower.
The actress was upstaged, however, by model Karolina, who wore a dramatic voluminous floor-length red gown with a long cape.
The prize for most daring accessories went to Daphne Guinness, however. The fashionista heiress accessorised her black taffeta dress with a painful looking neck coil, a jewel-encrusted chain mail glove and a huge silver watch.
On her feet she wore gravity defying Alexander McQueen heel-less platforms.
It was a look that Lady Gaga would have loved. Little wonder then, that the pop singer loves Daphne's style – she was the top buyer when 44-year-old Daphne put more than 100 items from her designer wardrobe up for sale.
Other more conservatively-dressed guests at the event – which paid tribute to fashion designer Valentino – included Anne Hathaway.