The glitterati were out in New York Monday night — literally. For the annual Fashion Accessories Industry Together for Health benefit at Tavern on the Green, many of the 450 guests donned crystal-encrusted dresses, jewelry, handbags and headpieces in a nod to Swarovski Crystal, the company that underwrote the event. Maria Snyder, however, went extra festive in a big coat covered in white feathers of an indistinguishable origin. In addition to a swarm of Swarovskis — Maya, Nadja, Danna and Erika — Evelyn and Leonard Lauder, Susan and John Gutfreund and Ross Bleckner were among those at the dinner and fashion show of fantastic crystal-beaded clothing and accessories designed specifically for the silent auction that night.
Kenneth Jay Lane said he didn’t know what his ultimate fantasy in crystal would be, but added, “If I were to have a dream about it, I would wake up in a sweat.”