The Observer Redesign Bash Best Dressed List

All photos by Patrick McMullan

Leigh Lezark

Ms. Lezark

Ms. Lezark

What’s black and white and has everyone ogling it? The New York Observer’s new format. And Leigh Lezark’s thoroughly modern black-and-white Chanel dress. It’s from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection in case you want to pick it up for yourself.

Jasmine Lobe

Ms. Lobe

Ms. Lobe

The paper’s dating columnist Jasmine Lobe looked like an old Hollywood bombshell in a Zac Posen gown and bag. Carrie Bradshaw would have been jealous.

Rachelle Hruska MacPherson

Sean MacPherson and his wife Rachelle Hruska MacPherson

Sean MacPherson and his wife Rachelle Hruska MacPherson

“My husband may have better taste than I do!” noted Ms. MacPherson, pointing to her vintage Chanel bag, a gift from hotelier hubby Sean MacPherson. But then, the Guest of a Guest founder has always looked gorgeous. She certainly did so last evening in an Ostwald Helgason frock and Celine shoes.

Julie Henderson

Keytt Lundqvist and Julie Henderson

Keytt Lundqvist and Julie Henderson

It’s not only in Hollywood that the word “Oscar” is synonymous with the very best. Just look at Ms. Henderson’s ladylike, 1950’s inspired gown. It paired perfectly with her Louis Vuitton accessories.

Elettra Wiedemann

Elettra Wiedemann

Ms. Wiedemann

Ms. Wiedemann looked positively regal in a deep purple Valentino number. The flow of the gown made us think that she ought to be lounging with Talitha Getty, though hopefully grabbing Manhattans at the Casa Lever is a close second in terms of decadent pleasure.

Alek Wek

Ms. Wek

Ms. Wek

Appropriately attired in Marks & Spencer—for whom she just completed the “Leading Ladies” campaign—the Sudanese supermodel also rocked Blumarine accessories and a dazzling Swarovski bracelet.

Jess Weixler

Ms. Weixler

Ms. Weixler

Ms. Weixler’s upcoming film might be entitled Trouble Dolls but her outfit wasn’t troubling in the slightest. She looked positively darling and girlish in Julietta, and her Jimmy Choo pumps added a touch of sophistication.

Chiu-Ti Jansen

Ms.  Jansen

Ms. Jansen

“I’m bringing back the salmon color for one last night!” laughed Ms. Jansen, indicating to her deliciously candy striped Gianfranco Ferré cocktail dress. It was offset by a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a Devi Kroell bag as sparkling as the evening.