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A Crowning Achievement!

We refer to Night of a Thousand Gowns as a Coronation Ball, when in fact, most of it is celebration and recognition of a reign that's coming to an end. And yet, the final event of the night is always one of the most colorful, one of the most elaborate, and one of the things people will talk about forever and ever: The Coronation of the new Emperor and Empress.

Where the Red Carpet Meets the Runway

It’s Called Night of a Thousand GOWNS. Night of a Thousand Gowns is a charity ball.  It’s a coronation ceremony.  It’s a chance to honor members of our community. But it’s also a fashion show.   There have been years when “a thousand gowns” has been less of a title than an actual description as dresses and gowns of every shape and size fly up and down in the pneumatic tube elevators at the Marriott Marquis for the world to see and enjoy.  (Sidebar:  There are actually YouTube videos of the elevators.  Here's one!) Some of New York’s top designers have shown up in stunning displays of artistry.  There’s ...