MODA AFTER DARK
From the buzziest new openings to cultural musts, our new monthly series reads as a social agenda for cocktail hour and beyond—not forgetting the suggested dress code for each.
This month we're focused on New Year’s Eve in New York City. Read on.
L'ATELIER de Joël Robuchon
85 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
There are few things more sophisticated than a dinner that is as much about the presentation as it is the food, an experience you'll find at the latest spot from Joël Robuchon (the chef with 31 Michelin stars—yes, that wasn’t a typo). Those lucky enough to secure a table need to dress the part: high-shine separates and a cool bag for evening say, "I belong".
The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY
Ringing in the New Year at the opera somewhat erases those early years spent celebrating at terrible bars. And the classic Italian tale, filled with high drama and fabulous costumes, is perfect whether you're a true opera fan or not. Note: it premieres on New Year’s Eve, meaning it’s the big night where everyone dresses to the nines. Yes, we’re talking gowns from the runway.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Not up for a party this year? We suggest an evening of the Nutcracker at the New York City ballet, where a chic crowd will offer the perfect incentive to sport a festive pant instead of the requisite dress—proof you're certainly on the pulse. Add fabulous jewels: you'll be "in the spirit" but not overdone.