Consider This The "Pre-Game" To Next Month's Met Gala

If the Met Gala is the Super Bowl of stylish charity benefits, the New Yorkers For Children Gala could be considered its pre-game. On Monday night, some of the most recognizable personalities in NYC converged at the Mandarin Oriental for a night of philanthropy just as we like it: with a side of dancing. And, with attendees like Emma Roberts, Elettra Wiedemann, Selita Banks, and Eva Chen in attendance, the fête was as much of a style-stalking spectacle as it was a fundraiser.
Presented by Lauren X Khoo, the evening benefitted NYC's youth in foster care through a silent auction, and you can bet these attendees turned it out — some wearing Khoo's line of precious jewels and playful cocktail dresses — in honor of a good cause. Of course, this was merely just a warm-up for next month's Costume Institute Ball.
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Beyond the exclusive celebration, shoppers will also be able to contribute to the cause by scheduling a preview at the Soho boutique of Chloé — a fashion sponsor of the evening. From now until April 27, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the organization.
Click through for a peek of the well-dressed bunch. And, place your bets now for what's to come.
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Emma Roberts' classic bob makes us wanna shed our long locks.
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Leandra Medine is repelling no one in this outfit.
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Selita Ebanks, Nina Agdal, and Lauren Khoo make a fancy threesome.
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Jodie Snyder-Morel and Leandra Medine are on top of their clutch game.
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Alina Cho and Kelly Rutherford just want world peace.
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Perfecting the art of cutout gowns.
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Selita Ebanks' Victoria's Secret days may be over, but she still looks pretty angelic to us.
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Nina Agdal shows us how a understated beauty look is done.
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Peter Brant Jr., Laura Love, Derek Blasberg, and Atlanta de Cadenet-Taylor get close for a picture.
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We need Arlenis Sosa's shawl.
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Rockettes who? Rockettes what?
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A Snyder sisters sandwich!
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Kisses on the dance floor.
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Eva Chen dazzles in Marc Jacobs.
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And they say chivalry is dead.
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Hannah Bronfman and beau Brendan Fallis looking adorable together.
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Yep — now we want her makeup look, too.
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Legs for days.
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