The Best-Dressed at the New Yorkers for Children Benefit

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the post-work crowd on 42nd Street was treated to a procession of coquettish cocktail dresses and floor-sweeping evening gowns worn by Manhattan’s uptown set as they exited their chauffeured cars–or pedicabs as we saw in the case of one unfortunate couple–into Cipriani’s for the annual New Yorkers for Children gala. While some opted for the eye-catching tiered gowns like Julie Macklowe, portfolio manager for Sigma Capital Management and wife of William Macklowe, president Macklowe Properties, who arrived in a voluminous blue dress. Others, like Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, went for the simple sparkly black mini, T-shirt and blazer.

We’ve selected our 10 favorite looks from the gala; click the slideshow above to take a look.