To Do Monday: SAB Story

Julia Koch.

Julia Koch.

The social swans are strapping their megabucks jewels around their necks, wrists and skinny fingers for The School of American Ballet’s benefit, the 2013 Winter Ball: A Night in the Far East, the theme of which is inspired by Van Cleef & Arpels’s collection Le Bal Oriental—which was also the name of a party held in Paris in 1969. Van Cleef & Arpels is also the lead corporate sponsor for the sixth consecutive year, and chairs include the über-stylish Coco Kopelman, Julia Koch and Liz Peek. After the black-tie dinner and drinks at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, a very sober group of special ballet students will perform The Encore, a one-time performance choreographed by Silas Farley—so please don’t yell “encore” after the dance.

David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, (212) 769-6610, cocktails 7pm, dinner 8pm, performance 9pm.