2012 April 11

New Yorkers for Children Recap: The Fool's Fete's Best Moments, Discussed!

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Marissa Brown, Clare McKeon, Lydia Fenet, Nicole Esposito, Alina Cho, Allison Aston, Amy McFarland, Maggie Cordish, Natalia Echavarria Marissa Brown, Clare McKeon, Lydia Fenet, Nicole Esposito, Alina Cho, Allison Aston, Amy McFarland, Maggie Cordish, Natalia Echavarria
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(NEW YORK) For the first year in many, your Daily fell ill on the eve of the New Yorkers for Children's annual Fool's Fete, and instead of donning a spangled thing and cavorting at the Mandarin Oriental, she laid herself up on the sofa and read the stream of emails and texts from those gracing the 36th floor gallroom. "It feels just like prom!" wrote one fashion publicist. One of her colleages likened it to cheerleading tryouts, with (mostly) longer skirts. But regardless, the 2012 affair drew one of its beauty-filled crowds thus far, with Zac Posen (avec Coco Rocha and a newly-blonde Crystal Renn) only one of the designers with a few darlings on his arm. (The evening's sponsor, CD Greene, had a veritable army of them.) Meanwhile, over $580,000 was raised for the charity, which offers a wealth of programming for New York City children in foster care. Without further ado, some awards—discerned solely from pouring over the BFA photos, of course:

BEST BRIDAL MOMENT: Alina Cho, in a massive CD Greene confection with enough tulle-induced volume to clear its very own path through the crowd. 

MOST-PHOTOGRAPHED GOWN: See above (33 photos on BFA alone!)

BEST DANCE SHOT (TIE) : Alexis Bryan Morgan, whose sparkly nude number was among the evening's best, and caught-upside-down publicist Savannah Engel, who has clearly been taking lessons.

BEST DRESSED OVERALL, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: Umindi Francis in a long-sleeved white gown by Chadwick Bell, Orluchi Orlandi in Wes Gordon, Coco and Crystal in Zac, Nicole Trunfio in Sportmax, and Lydia Fenet in CD Greene.

BEST UBIQUITORS, MALE: Harry Brant and Peter Brand Jr. Will the next Derek Blasbergs please stand up?

BEST UBIQUITOR, FEMALE: Michelle Harper, whose inspired range of poses would make even Daphne Guinness blush. 

BEST MAN MOMENT: The all-male table hosted by Zilli and its president Cedric Turk Kaan. Euan Rellie and Lionel Geneste invited a gaggle of gorgeous gents—Nick Sullivan, Tyler Thorensen, Grant Hailey, Paul Gigante, and Sean Mahoney—to serve as eye-candy and entertainment for the overwhelmingly female crowd. 

BEST GLASSES: The square black frames on Joe Fresh founder Joe Mimran. Pink Tartan, the brainchild of his wife Kimberley Newport-Mimran's brand, sponsored the event in 2009. 

BEST RALLY: Lara Meiland Shaw, who despite being many months pregnant, donned an off-the-rack Herrera and looked terribly lively. 

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