Great Cause, Fun Red Carpet


The 19th Annual “A Night At Sardi’s” Fundraiser And Awards Dinner – which supports Alzheimer’s research — was clearly a major social event. With the red carpet to match.

Back in the late ’60s, there was a brief vogue for “pop-topping,” in which one crafted chain-mail from the pull-rings of soda cans. Kristen Bell is resuscitating it, single-handed.

Wendie Malick goes for dramatic simplicity.

Normally event chairs opt for dignified restraint. But the thing about being chair is you can really do what you want. And Laurie Burrows Grad is taking full advantage.

Do you remember Tan-Grams, those shapes that were used to teach pre-Geometry in elementary school? Kaley Cuoco does.

The Diggs-Menzels don’t need any other accessory.

I know “benefits” don’t need to be all serious and grave and it’s about celebrating life and working together for a cure, but hey, I’m a traditionalist: a little gravitas, maybe? Vanessa?

Some cliches should be abandoned, some rules are arbitrary. Others — like the hoary old saw that horizontal seaming is kind of challenging — are based in fact.

Lea Thompson goes slightly boxy —

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