By Jennifer Davis
Updated Nov 28, 2012 @ 12:30 pm
Snowflake Ball
Credit: Getty Images (2); Photo Image Press

The spirit of giving was in full effect at last night’s 8th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City, where stars like Katy Perry (in Naeem Khan), Uma Thurman (in Versace), Kate Mara (in Jason Wu), Selena Gomez (in Dolce & Gabbana), Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, and more convened at Cipriani 42nd Street for a night that raised $2.5 million for the United Nations Children's Fund organization. “So proud to be a part of @unicefusa,” Tweeted Gomez, who is a UNICEF ambassador along with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson of Red Rooster, one of the culinary stars who created the delicious menu along with Landmarc’s Marc Murphy and Gramercy Tavern’s Michael Anthony. “Wow, this crazy!” Girls star Allison Williams (in Naeem Khan) said of the evening after catching up with designer-to-the-stars Prabal Gurung. And she shared that electric feeling with many in the room, as the gala featured a live auction—a backstage experience to Gomez’s concert earned $40,000!—as well as special performances by The Wynton Marsalis Quintet and Tony Bennett, who serenaded the star-studded crowd with his rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight.” Bravo!

Plus, see more pictures from this weeks parties!