On The Scene: The 2012 Angel Ball at Cipriani’s in NYC

Last night’s 2012 Angel Ball at Cipriani’s was attended by enough celebs to shake a stick at. And, I am happy to report, the ensembles were not uninspiring!

Let’s get into it:

It seems Kanye‘s loosening Kim‘s sartorial leash, allowing her to appear in public wearing actual color! Be still my heart! The reality star stunned in a royal blue draped Balmain gown, finishing her look with a messy braid and Thierry Mugler pumps. Fabulous! Kanye’s tux is admittedly nothing special, but he looks dapper all the same.

We’d much rather see her in a bikini, but Irina Shayk did look gorgeous in this glittery open-back Roberto Cavalli dress.

The grace! The elegance! The class! Solange Knowles was nothing short of stunning in this Badgley Mischka Fall 2012 gown. Call this a study in flawlessness.

Of course, Mama Tina put the youngin’s to shame in an golden-green knotted number. Second and third rate divas, please deposit your Yakis in the Beyincé-Knowles drop box. Thanks.

Wendy Williams clearly did that in this black floor-length off-the-shoulder frock! Her hair and makeup are simply stunning, and that slit is delightfully saucy. Did homegirl bathe in formaldehyde? Because her sexy is preserved!

Ashanti looked parched for blood in this sequin-embellished Vampira-esque black Jovani Couture gown, Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, and deep berry lip.

Nelly perfectly complimented his boo in an all-black Gucci ensemble. I’m diggin’ the suspenders!

Estelle could’t decide on a single fall trend, so she went with all three in this mixed-media Roberto Cavalli frock.

Star Jones tried.

Angela Simmons ditched her beloved Olcay Gulsen platforms, and went with strappy gold sandals last night. Her purple one-shoulder Roberto Cavalli frock was appropriately elegant, although I can totally see her bra. Happens to the best of us!

Smokey Robinson will never not be the man.



Who do you think had the look of the night?