The Museum of the City of New York’s Winter Ball is like a social mixtape mash-up of the Social Register, The Hampton’s Blue Book and Palm Beach’s Shiny Sheet. The Belgian Shoe set comes out in diamond-dripping droves for this fancy affair, which is sponsored by Carolina Herrera, an icon who has probably dressed every lady in the ballroom numerous times. There’s dinner and dancing at The Pierre with old-school New York names like Mark Gilbertson (the pied piper of the prepsters), Nicole Mellon, Calvert Moore, Allison Rockefeller and Andrew Roosevelt, among other royalty. You can book a table for $30,000 or, if you spent all your monthly mortgage moolah on J. Mendel furs, grab an “Associate” ticket for a mere $350—about the same as car service for the night.
The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street, (212) 838-8000; cocktails at 7:30pm and dinner 8:30pm, for tickets call (917) 492-3326.