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Photos: Ballet Hispanico Black Slipper Ball

The Ballet Hispanico Black Slipper Ball, honoring Richard Perez-Feris (Editor, People En Espanol), philanthropist Lois Phifer Betts, and Susana de la Puente (JP Morgan Chase, Latin America), took place on Monday, May 15th at Cipriani 42nd St. (110 East 42nd St., Park/Lexington).

Luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, music, design and theater were commissioned to transform a black pointe shoe into a piece of modern art. Designers included Elizabeth Taylor, Holly Dunlap, Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Carolina Herrera, Mitch Albom, and Eduardo Xol, among others. Attendees of the ball included Minnelli, Mayor Bloomberg, Xol (Designer, "ExtremeHome Make Over"), Maria Celeste Arravas, Desmond Child, Perez-Feria, Phifer Betts, de la Puente, Ballet Hispanico founder and artistic director Tina Ramirez and Kitty Carlisle Hart.

Visit www.ballethispanico.org for more information on Ballet Hispanico.

Photos by Vanessa Lenz

Angela Saralegy and Tina Ramirez


Desmond Child


Eduardo Xol, Nelly Galo, Richard Perez Feria, Maria Celeste Arravas and Shalim
 

Michael Bloomberg and Liza Minnelli


Michael Bloomberg and Liza Minnelli


Susana de la Puente


Tina Ramirez, Liza Minnelli and Jody Arnhold


Lois Phifer Betts, Michael Bloomberg and Tina Ramirez 


Lois Phifer Betts and Jody Arnhold


Lois Phifer Betts and Michael Bloomberg


Lois Phifer Betts and Ronald Betts with their daughter


Michael Bloomberg and Susana de la Puente


Tina Ramirez and Michael Bloomberg


Richard Perez-Feria and Maria Celeste Arravas


Roberto Clemente Jr. and Ballet Hispanico Dancers


Tina Ramirez and Michael Bloomberg


Eduardo Xol


Jody Arnhold


Maria Celeste Arravas


Michael Bloomberg


Michael Bloomberg and Lois Phifer Betts


Richard Perez-Feria


Susana de la Puente


Eduardo Xol and Liza Minnelli


Gigi Perez and Desmond Child


Ballet Hispanico Dancers


Kitty Carlisle Hart and friend


Kitty Carlisle Hart and friend


Slipper by Holly Dunlap


Slipper by Carolina Herrera


Slipper by Elizabeth Taylor


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