The Alvin Ailey Gala at the City Center is one of the most anticipated events of the year for cultured fashionistas.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Opening Night Gala at the City Center is one of the most anticipated events of the year in New York City for cultured fashionistas.

Of course, the affair was attended by guests dressed to the nines in their most over-the-top ensembles, gorgeous gowns and menswear-inspired suits. Take a peek at what they wore and be inspired.