After two years of lockdown sweatpants and Zoom galas (remember those?), the party circuit in New York City came roaring back. Black-tie benefits went mask-free. Cultural performances held opening nights. Fashion labels hosted raves and intimate dinners. Movies and TV shows had red-carpet premieres. Gallery openings spilled out onto sidewalks.
The social set was not only raring to step out, but ready to dress up. While some dusted off their tuxedos and shopped their own closets, veteran partygoers were eager to unveil new looks. Designers showed evening dresses again. And the city’s peacocks flaunted their new feathers.
“People wanted to dress up and express themselves and look fabulous,” said Di Mondo,
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