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Grecian Formula

The statues, sarcophagi, urns and amphorae that crowd the new Greek and Roman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art might be ancient, but the revelry that took place there Wednesday night was nearly Dionysian.

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including New Yorkers for Children that evening. "I dragged my husband to two things. If I made him go to a third I think he'd kill me," laughed Celerie Kemble.

Indeed, peripatetic charity goers showed up in droves for the annual New Yorkers for Children's "New Year's in April: A Fool's Fete," cosponsored by Emanuel Ungaro at the Mandarin Oriental Ballroom. "Everyone's so friendly. I thought New Yorkers would be a bit harsher," remarked Ungaro designer Peter Dundas as he welcomed the affectionate crowd including Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Lauren Davis, Arden Wohl, Alex Kramer, Valesca Guerrand-Hermès and Emmy Rossum.

After dinner, many hit the dance floor and the bar was so overwhelmed by thirsty guests that Margherita Missoni and a friend took it upon themselves to climb behind it and pour their own drinks. When chided by the bartender, Missoni cheekily replied with a smile, "I was just helping you out."
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