On Monday night, luminaries of music and film, dressed in ruffles, sequins and tulle, gathered in Harlem at the Apollo Theater and in SoHo for a Tribeca Film Festival dinner.
Uptown, the Apollo hosted its annual Spring Benefit, where musicians and philanthropists celebrated the theater’s 90th year and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Sean Combs accepted awards. The event included performances by Wyclef Jean; Stout; Gladys Knight, and MC Lyte, who were supported by Ray Chew, the music director for the event, and his band.
Later, guests were transported by bus to the after-party about a block away where they danced to sets by Derrick Jones, known as “D-Nice,” and DJ Kool. The event raised more than $2.2 million for the organization.
Downtown, on Spring Street, Chanel hosted the 16th annual Tribeca Festival Artists dinner at Balthazar, which honored women artists who contributed original artwork to the festival’s filmmakers. The crowd included Robert De Niro, Lizzy Caplan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Brendan Fraser, Katie Holmes and Sofia Coppola. Guests dined on steak frites while flipping through art books, which were placed at each seat.
Below, see some of the looks that did the most at each event.
Apollo Theater’s Spring Benefit
‘I wanted to be really comfortable, so I’m wearing jeans. This is very on-brand for me.’ — Joelle Joseph Sayed
‘To be Black is to be bold. And beautiful. And big. So this was very big. It represents our culture.’ — Makaela Reed
‘The Apollo has radiated so much color into our world. They have given the cultural sector — the culture of America that we know today — so much color, so much jazz, so much pizazz, that I wanted to radiate out that in what I was wearing.’ — Jonathan McCrory
‘I’m a Caribbean man, so I always mix up styles. And I think I get my style from more like my grandfather. I love fedoras. I love to mix fashion designers, those that you might know and those you might not know.’ — Wyclef Jean
Tribeca Festival Artists Dinner
‘I was going for classy as usual.’ — Tommy Dorfman
‘I’m feeling Halloween meets 1920s. But most of all, I feel very chic.’ — Zazie Beetz
The Most Dressed features great outfits from up, down and all around town.