The New York Botanical Garden is always a feast for the eyes but there’s something especially enchanting about the blossom metropolis on the night of its annual Winter Wonderland Ball. Be it the fantastical gowns floating across the dance floor or the event’s proximity to Christmas, there’s a certain air of magic which keeps its loyal coterie of boldface New Yorkers coming back for more, as they did this past Friday night.
Michelle Harper in Roberto Cavalli
Details of the beautiful Gowns
The wondrous evening began as it always does, with cocktails inside the magnificent Palm Dome—which currently houses the 21st annual Holiday Train Show. The exhibit boasts a dizzying array of old-fashioned model trains winding through landscapes and landmarks—from St. Patrick’s Cathedral to Yankee Stadium.
Following the cocktail reception, guests moved into an elegant tent with floral event designs from Martin Jobes Designs and ambient up-lighting by Frost Lighting.
Cristina Greeven Cuomo
Alina Cho in Monique Lhuillier with Bibdu Mohapatra
Genevieve Jones in Monique Lhuiller