Outdoors, by one of the pools, Karlie Kloss (who opted for a more minimal outfit: black slacks, white sleeveless top) posed in front of a giant yellow Kusama tulip. Inside the conservatory, by Kusama’s pink pumpkin, members of the Park Avenue set (Jennifer Creel, Bettina Zilkha) kissed one another hello and talked about how pleased they were to be back on the circuit.
Around 8 p.m., guests moved inside for dinner. Brooke Shields wore a vintage floral dress and sat near David Kratz, the head of the New York Academy of Art. Nacho Figueras, the polo player who appears in numerous Ralph Lauren campaigns, was in the back, seated at a table with his wife, Delfina Blaquier, and the designer Prabal Gurang.
Speeches came after masked waiters brought around a cod dish and shortly before an hour of dancing. They were short and to the point.
“It’s nice to see smiling faces again,” said J. Barclay Collins, the chairman of the organization’s board. “Welcome back!”
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/11/style/black-ties-and-polka-dots-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden.html