French Toast

Yves Saint Laurent brought a little bit of the City of Light to New York on Tuesday night with a special screening of "Paris, je t'aime"

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Things were more genteel at Lincoln Center, where the New York City Ballet held its Spring Gala, this year celebrating the centennial of Lincoln Kirstein with the world premier of Peter Martins' "Romeo + Juliet." Expected guest (and former Juliet herself) Claire Danes was a no-show, but a graceful group of young starlets did their best to evoke the famous Shakespearean heroine.

"I felt like a New York Juliet hailing a cab in this dress," giggled Michelle Trachtenberg of her Monique Lhuillier confection.

Nearby, Mía Maestro admitted she is no stranger to courtship. "I've received some poems," she smiled. "And he's not here tonight, but I do have a Romeo and I'm very happy."

"Pirates of the Caribbean" star Naomie Harris was less sentimental. "I'm so not romantic," laughed the British actress, who is in town shooting a film with Josh Hartnett. "Maybe tonight will change things."

Surely the performance had some effect (as did guest Bill Clinton, who was mobbed by camera-heavy fans), as it received a standing ovation.

Afterward, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Paquin, Lauren Bush, Kerry Washington and Camilla Belle, along with Fé Fendi, Muffie Potter Aston, Anne Bass, Coco Kopelman, Steve Martin, Jamee Gregory and Rob Marshall were ushered into a "Capulet Ball" complete with flowing purple decor and a Verona-inspired menu.
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