Last night the stars got cultured at the Whitney Museum American Art Gala in NYC. A beautiful Christina Ricci and Emma Roberts stayed on trend in their dark and stormy dresses while Nick and Mariah were red carpet ready as usual. Becki Newton lightened things up a little in her busy pattern, but from the color palette across the board the darker months have hit Manhattan. Donatella Versace helped throw the party and had some man candy on her arm, the face of her line Patrick Dempsey, for the night. The theme of this year's gala was "Whitney — Past, Present and Future" but seeing the star studded red carpet the art wasn't the only exciting sight last night.

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Images include: Amanda Hearst, Becki Newton, Bee Shaffer, Emma Roberts, Helena Christensen, Jane Krakowski, Juliette Lewis, Katie Lee Joel, Leelee Sobieski, Allegra Beck, Christina Ricci, Donatella Versace, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Nigel Barker, Patrick Dempsey, Sting, Trudie Styler