By InStyle Staff
Updated Sep 20, 2013 @ 7:15 pm
Natalie Portman, Benjamin Millepied, Prabal Gurung, Sarah Jessica Parker, Olivier Theyskens and Drew Barrymore
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As Sarah Jessica Parker crossed Lincoln Center on the wings of designers Prabal Gurung and Olivier Theyskens—wearing a pale-pink confection of their creation—the scene was so, well, fabulous that one could imagine Carrie Bradshaw fainting into the arms of Aleksandr Petrovsky by the Revson Fountain. Asked if she had a say in her dress, Parker answered: “Who wants a say when you’re working with these two? A third say is not important.” The New York City Ballet Fall Gala hosted Natalie Portman with husband Benjamin Millepied and InStyle’s September 2013 cover girl Drew Barrymore at the David H. Koch Theater for a performance, including the premieres (with original choreography and original costumes) of “Capricious Maneuvers” from choreographer Justin Peck and designer Gurung, “Neverwhere” from choreographer Millepied and designer Iris Van Herpen, and “Spectral Evidence” from choreographer Angelin Preljocaj and designer Theyskens. “I think it was a great point in their careers to take this on,” said Parker, a gala chairman, about the designers. “I know Olivier has been wanting to do something like this and Prabal and I had talked about it, six to eight months ago, so I just think this is one of those confluences of things that come together at the right time. But for us, it’s an enormous opportunity for the arts.”

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