These NYC Ballet Dancers Gave Us the Best Advice on Black-Tie Dressing

Paris isn't the only city where fashion shows were happening last night. In fact, right in Lincoln Center, at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala, major design magic took place on a very different stage. As a part of the annual event, co-chaired by Sarah Jessica Parker, choreographers were paired with some of the fashion industry's biggest stars—including Virgil Abloh of Off-White and Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim of Monse—to debut new work and new costumes. But the inspired style didn't stop when the curtain closed.

As the crowd moved into the evening's gala, we watched firsthand as dancers shifted from their stage personas to some of the most stylish partygoers in attendance. With this in mind, we called upon a few of them to find out their best black-tie style advice, as well as how they translate their creativity to a very different medium. Plus, as experts on all things poise, they gave us the dos and don'ts of embracing grace for formal events.

Ahead, take a look at how ballerinas transformed from the stage to the party scene, as well as how choreographers and some of your favorite designers came together for one of the coolest collaborations this season.