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."