Street Style: Alvin Ailey Gala

How do you dress for an evening affair that transforms into a summer night soiree? The stylish guests at Alvin Ailey's Spring gala extravaganza show you how.

Celia L. Smith Jun, 26, 2014

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Samantha’s sheer summer-white feels ethereal and perfect for day.

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Kiyah keeps her cool simply in black and white.

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Jewel-tones work divinely for day on Marlene.

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A print perfect for a party.

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June Terry looks rather regal in purple.

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The classic LBD never fails.

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A safari summer-meets-city-chic look.   

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It’s a floral affair for June Ambrose.

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We adore how Ghrai is serving theatrics in this grande ensemble.

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It’s a precious moment for Fana in this lilac number.

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Jacqueline is ruffling our feathers in a fabulous way with this look.

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Akua’s vintage ups the glam factor for sure!

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Voluminous ruffles get the party started for Aubree.

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Now here’s how to pull off shorts in a chic way at night.

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Latham shows us how to pull off brights at night.

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Demetia’s indigenous designs make the perfect party frock.

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Belen’s high-low hem adds drama to the night.

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Simple shoulder slits transform Lisa’s look.