The South has the Kentucky Derby. London, Wimbledon. And, here in New York, we've got our own dressed-to-the-nines spectator-sport event, the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. In this case, the athleticism plays second fiddle to the real sport of the afternoon: keeping your summer whites grass-stain free (even after your third glass of bubbly). Sure, you might be hard-pressed to find anyone who can name a single player on the field, but you will encounter some pro-level style in the form of breezy summer dresses, chic boater hats, and lawn-friendly heels — all set against a mimosa-yellow backdrop, of course!
Click through to see the 50 snaps that made our Champagne headaches totally worth it.
Photographed by Mark Iantosca