Eglantina Zingg (center), winner of best lady's mask, attends the Save Venice Un Ballo in Maschera at the Pierre on April 20, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Guests take photos in front of the artwork at the Frick Collection Young Fellows Ball at The Frick Collection on March 15, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Diana Bloom and Frank Bull attend the 59th Annual Quadrille Ball at the Pierre on January 26, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
The after dinner scene at the Quadrille Ball at the Pierre on January 28, 2017 in New York City.  Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Overall scene at the Dardanella Grand Masquerade Ball at the Plaza on January 18, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Baroness von Langendorff attends the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala at Cipriani 42nd St on April 18, 2017 in NYC. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Molly Moorkamp attends the Frick Collection Young Fellows Ball at The Frick Collection on March 15, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Table scene at the Women's Committee of The Central Park Conservancy 36th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon at The Conservatory Garden in Central Park on May 2, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Cocktail hour scene at the Robin Hood Benefit 2019 at the Jacob Javits Center on May 13, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Tanja Dreiding Wallace (L) wore the evening's most voluminous gown at the 64th Viennese Opera Ball at Cipriani 42nd St on February 1, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dinner scene at Modern Art Film Benefit tribute to Cate Blanchett Presented by CHANEL at MoMA on November 17, 2015. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Revelers at the Life Ball in Vienna take a break
Guests exit the party at the Harper's Bazaar Icons fashion week party at the Plaza on September 7, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Models wearing Van Cleef & Arpels flank the entrance at the School of American Ballet Winter Ball at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on March 6, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dinner scene at the 2018 UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall St on November 27, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
(L-R) Thomas Bell, Dr. Susan Krysiewicz, and ? attend the Save Venice ball at The Pierre on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Scene during cocktail hour at the PEN Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on May 22, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dragon dance during cocktail hour at the New York Philharmonic's Chinese New Year Gala at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Coat attendants at the entrance of An Evening Honoring Valentino Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Black Tie Gala at Alice Tully Hall on December 7, 2015. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Waiters stand behind the crowd during the dinner performance at the Park Avenue Armory Gala Indigo Ball at the Park Avenue Armory on October 16, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dinner scene at the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit Presented by Chanel: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese at the Museum of Modern Art on  November 19, 2018 in New York, NY.  Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dancefloor at the Studio Museum in Harlem 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Park Avenue Armory on October 18, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Waiters hold drinks in the entryway at the Robin Hood Benefit 2019 at the Jacob Javits Center on May 13, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Dance floor scene at the American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala at David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center on May 22, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Howard Herring and Kristin Podack (r) attend the Caramoor 2018 Summer Gala on June 16, 2018 in Katonah, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Marie-Chantal and Pavlos, the Crown Princess and Prince of Greece, attend the Save Venice Ball at the Plaza on April 26, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dinner scene at the Save Venice Ball at the Plaza on April 26, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Enching Lin (right) with her children at the China Institute's Chinese New Year Gala at the The Pierre Hotel on February 13, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Guests make their way from cocktails into dinner at the Lycée Français de New York Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on February 24, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Harry Brant (L) and Carlos Mota attend the Save Venice ball at The Pierre on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Guests dine at the Life Ball in Vienna
Father Gabriel (taller man) at the White Cross Ball at the Metropolitan Club in New York on September 19, 2015. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Michael Bloomberg attends the Metropolitan Opera's Opening Night Gala featuring "Porgy and Bess" at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center on September 23, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Julia and David H. Koch attend the School of American Ballet Winter Ball at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on March 6, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Scene during cocktail hour at the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Eleventh Annual Connoisseur's Dinner at Sotheby's on May 10, 2017 in New York  City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
at the MoMA Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art on June 1, 2016 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Matthew White (L) and co-chair Thomas Schumacher attend the Lincoln Center 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House on May 5, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Scott Goldstein takes a photo with dancers from the Vancouver Pars National Ballet lining the stairway to dinner at "Celebrate Mehregan!" at Untermyer Gardens Conservancy on September 16, 2018 in Yonkers, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New Y
Guests pass through security to enter the Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall at AOL Time Warner Center in New York, NY on April 26, 2015. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Aurora Kellogg (in blue) on the dance floor at the Youth America Grand Prix Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on April 13, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dinner scene at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Gala at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum on October 18, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dinner scene at the Perkins + Will, Steelcase, Coalesse, Designtex & Empire Office booth at the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) Dining by Design Gala at Pier 92 on March 20, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New
Scene at the Design Within Reach by Language Department booth at the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) Dining by Design Gala at Pier 92 on March 20, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dinner scene at the Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party at the Parrish Art Museum on July 14, 2018 in Watermill, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Carmen Dell'Orefice attends the Black and White Panda Ball at the Starlight Roof at the Waldorf Astoria on February 8, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
at the O+M afterparty for the Tony Awards at the Baccarat Hotel on June 13, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Guest checking out the food court at the official Tony Awards afterparty at the Plaza Hotel in New York, NY on June 12, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
at the official Tony Awards afterparty at the Plaza Hotel in New York, NY on June 12, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Confetti-strewn table at the Park Avenue Armory Gala Indigo Ball at the Park Avenue Armory on October 16, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dancefloor scene at the American Ballet Theatre Fall Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on October 17, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Erin Hazelton at Venetian Night at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on March 23, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
The Quadrille dancers perform at the 60th Annual Quadrille Ball at the Pierre on Feb 1, 2020 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dinner scene at the 2016 Brooklyn Artists Ball honoring Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY on April 20, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the Brooklyn Museum.
Violinist Oliver Hakim performs in the Temple of the Sky at "Celebrate Mehregan!" at Untermyer Gardens Conservancy on September 16, 2018 in Yonkers, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dancefloor scence during the general Quadrille at the 60th Annual Quadrille Ball at the Pierre on Feb 1, 2020 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Jean Shafiroff attends the New York City Ballet’s 2019 Fall Fashion Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 26, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Nora Kobrenik (L) and Alina Fayer attend the Dardanella Grand Masquerade Ball at the Plaza on January 18, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Dinner scene at the Samson et Dalila Opening Night Gala dinner at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 24, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Borzois were stationed at the entrance of the 100th Anniversary Party for Alfred A. Knopf Publishing at the New York Public Library on October 1, 2015. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
David Rockefeller at the MoMA Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art on June 1, 2016 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Dinner scene and the McMillan Inc. designed table (on right) at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala at Cipriani 42nd St on April 18, 2017 in NYC. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Dinner detail at the Lincoln Center 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House on May 5, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Scene during intermission at the Samson et Dalila Opening Night Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center on September 24, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
A waiter clears uneaten desserts at the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 10th Annual Spring Ball at The Plaza Hotel on May 9, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Tijana Ibrahimovic and Mirjana Sladic ( l to r) at the Save Saint Sava Benefit at the New York Athletic Club in New York, NY on August 22, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.at the Save Saint Sava Benefit at the New York Athletic Club in
Dinner scene at the 2018 High Line Art Dinner in the Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line on September 20, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Len Blavatnik preparing to cut the ribbon on the Blavatnik Family Tier and Robert F. Smith (center to right) at the Carnegie Hall Opening Gala at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY on October 6, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New Yo
Guest in uniform at the White Cross Ball at the Metropolitan Club in New York on September 19, 2015. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Guests wearing the sunglasses provided at the tables at the New York Philharmonic Spring Gala at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center on May 11, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Samantha Angelo attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 17th Annual Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani 42nd St on November 5, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
at Modern Art Film Benefit tribute to Cate Blanchett Presented by CHANEL at MoMA on November 17, 2015. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Harry and Valerie Cooper attend the Save Venice Ball at the Plaza on April 26, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Guests attend the New York Botanical Garden's Annual Winter Wonderland Ball at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at The New York Botanical Garden on December 9, 2016 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
Nicky Hilton Rothschild attends "An Evening Honoring Carolina Herrera" Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Gala at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on December 6, 2016 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.
at Modern Art Film Benefit tribute to Cate Blanchett Presented by CHANEL at MoMA on November 17, 2015. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
Jenna Lyons (seated) at New York City Ballet's Fifth Annual Fall Fashion Gala at David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York, NY on September 20, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.
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