Back of Mariah, Patrick, Christina and More Get Artsy at Whitney Gala 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. View 30 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 To see more from the party including Jane Krakowski, Juliette Lewis, Katie Lee Joel and others just . View 30 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 Photo 13 Photo 14 Photo 15 Photo 16 Photo 17 Photo 18 Photo 19 Photo 20 Photo 21 Photo 22 Photo 23 Photo 24 Photo 25 Photo 26 Photo 27 Photo 28 Photo 29 Photo 30 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 Source Comments jaan_black 8 years Mariah looks exhausted and I hate those eyebrows....wtf Suspiria 8 years Allegra: her outfit is not so bad. The problem is everything else, face, body.... ugh! Donatella: drag queen! C. Ricci: I like her dress. Juliette L.: She looks so bad. LolaSvelt 8 years Christina looks stunning. mlen 8 years love christina's... love it spicyaroma 8 years Only Becki could pull off that dress, and she pulled it off well :) Mykie7 8 years Becki and Christina look FANTASTIC! I love these two, Becki is absolutely hilarious. I don't get the hype about the little pop tart. Her music isn't that good and she's not that appealing. Mariah, well, nothing to say there. LOL LolaDub 8 years *high LolaDub 8 years mariah looks hihg christna dress is cute 4blankwalls 8 years Christina's dress is gorgeous, but I can't help but feel that the designer ran out of time and couldn't finish the side panels. Mesayme 8 years Love Christina's dress (needs some boob coverage) but it's gorgeous! Donatella Versace's dress is beautiful also, just a little too tight. Mariah looks gets 'most improved' look :) Briandiesel 8 years Christina looks gorgeous! You know Mariah is thinking why did I bring him? He points at the camera?!! babylove1019 8 years Christina looks fabulous! tiabia 8 years Christina Ricci looks gorgeous!!!! on a sad note, Allegra still looks so unhealthy :-( missyd 8 years nick cannon is so incredibly fug RosaDilia 8 years What's with Mariah's face?!! UGH!! I love Christina's dress it is absolutely beautiful and she wears it very well. Ineedclarity 8 years Love Christina's and Becki's dress. I agree with you ilanac, I wish I could go to events like this. The funny thing is, I was actually at the Whitney on Sunday. It's a really nice museum to visit. mama8699 8 years Holy crazy hair, Juliette. asarwan 8 years Donatella don't look so cute. but love her dress. Christina looks FAB! ilanac13 8 years i LOVE the dress that christina has on, and only she could really pull that one off- it's edgy and has a little peek-a-boo but that's something that looks great on her! i love events like this and just wish that i could go to them sometimes.