Pix from New York City Ballet's gala.
Natalie Portman shone on the red carpet at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala alongside her dashing French husband Benjamin Millepied.
Tres belle, Natalie Portman! The Black Swan actress attended the swanky New York City Ballet Fall Gala on Thursday, Sept. 19, and absolutely stunned on the red carpet. No small feat, considering the other high-caliber stylish stars she mingled with that night -- fashion veterans Sarah Jessica Parker and Drew Barrymore!
The evening's supporters included Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, Martha Stewart, Doutzen Kroes, and Tory Burch. The latter attended in a vintage Yves Saint Laurent gown and revealed that she hasn't worn it since high school. Parker, the chair of the event, was the mastermind behind pairing the two designers, as well as Iris van Herpen, each with a choreographer to create costumes for opening night. Her hope was to stoke interest in a new audience.
Before each ballet, there was a short documentary chronicling the collaborations, boiling down to, in effect, the meeting of the flamboyant fashion culture with an often stricter, more classical performance art. "They were wonderful films, weren't they?" asked the cabaret singer Karen Akers, over a dinner after the ballet in the theater's atrium, which was decorated with, for whatever reason, large-scale hot-air balloons.