Glorious photos of last night’s ethereal Dîner en Blanc

2N0A8333
photo credit: Eric Vitale

Last night, thousands of people dressed all in white descended on Robert Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City to dine by the water as part of the sixth annual Dîner en Blanc series. The rules for the dinner are simple: guests must wear white, eat on white tables on white china. We don’t believe you have to eat white food.

PO2_9990
photo credit: Jennifer Heffner/Vita Images

The Dîner en Blanc concept started — where else? — in Paris in 1988, with just 200 guests gathering at Bois de Boulogne. This year, 5,000 people gathered in the park in New York (they only learned the location at the last minute) to eat and dance the night away. Todd English cooked special dinners for people who reserved meals online, and champagne and wine was available to purchase.

IMG_4620
photo credit: Laura Lyon/Vita Images
PO2_0109
photo credit: Jennifer Heffner/Vita Images
IMG_4254
photo credit: Laura Lyon/Vita Images
DSC_8805
photo credit: Jane Kratochvil
DSC_8550
photo credit: Jane Kratochvil
PO2_0067
photo credit: Jennifer Heffner/Vita Images
PO2_0200
photo credit: Jennifer Heffner/Vita Images
2N0A8393
photo credit: Eric Vitale
_DSC7565
photo credit: Jane Kratochvil
IMG_4490
photo credit: Laura Lyon/Vita Images
DSC_4211
photo credit: Jennifer Heffner/Vita Images
DSC_8892
photo credit: Jane Kratochvil
DSC_9371
photo credit: Jane Kratochvil
DSC_9079
photo credit: Jane Kratochvil
DSC_4397
photo credit: Jennifer Heffner/Vita Images
DSC_4340
photo credit: Jennifer Heffner/Vita Images
2N0A9150
photo credit: Eric Vitale
2N0A8976
photo credit: Eric Vitale
2N0A8739
photo credit: Eric Vitale
2N0A8677
photo credit: Eric Vitale