1 Popularly known as the "Hat Luncheon", most guests that attended wore their most colorful and most eccentric hats.
2 The annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon was hosted by the Women's Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Central Park Conservancy at the park's Conservatory Garden. http://www.centralparknyc.org
3 Waitstaff dressed in white jackets was there to escort the women, and watch over the guests.
4 Guests wore hats of all sizes and shapes. Lizzie Tisch wore a big hat in the shape of a woman's bodice.
5 The legendary New York Times fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham, looked for his perfect snapshot through the crowd.
6 Dana Hammond Stubgen chose a woodland theme for her attire this year.
7 Georgette Farkas of Rotisserie Georgette, a chicken-focused French restaurant in New York City, wore a classic hat with her blue sleeveless spring dress.
8 Hats didn't have to be big to be bold. This cobalt blue and black hat was a striking touch.
9 Here I am being escorted by one of the waitstaff in a crisp, white jacket. Is that "Page Six" reporter, Stephanie Smith, walking next to me?
10 I try to attend the "Hat Luncheon" every year. I actually wore last year's hat again, but with new black eyelet and satin decorations that I applied that morning in the car, traveling from Bedford to New York City! I forgot to bring a thimble and the sharp needle left my fingertips full of holes!! It was worth it, however, and I loved how the hat complimented my Valentino lace shift dress.
11 Writer and author, Bettina Zilkha, in a refreshing pink hat.
12 Style expert, Robert Verdi, and good friend, Jane Wagman, both had their ears on for this gathering.
13 The event started with a champagne reception under the tented pergola - there was a sea of hats in the Conservatory Garden.
14 Mark Gilbertson, and Allison Rockefeller in a festive pink and white hat and dress.
15 A delicate lavender bonnet was a beautiful ode to spring.
16 A classic black and white hat with a nice wide brim.
17 The luncheon was sold out - more than 1200 people attended, and more than 3.5 million dollars was raised to support work on the park.
18 The luncheon was catered by New York City's Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships.
19 Lunch included this delicious curried chicken salad.
20 Here is Suzanne Newman of Suzanne Couture Millinery - one of the few custom milliners in New York. Her hat, adorned with leaves and flowers was very pretty. Do you know... the word "milliner" was first recorded in 1529? It actually referred to Milan, the premier source for straw hats at the time.
21 President of the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, Anne Harrison - she was also one of this year's honorees that received a Frederick Law Olmsted Award.
22 Peggy Siegal in a black with white striped hat to go with her black and white dress.
23 Christine Schwarzman's light blue hat with big flowers caught my attention.
24 Television personality and lawyer, Star Jones, in a bright candy pink, wide brimmed hat.
25 A couple of yellow-jackets... philanthropist, Gillian Miniter, and my longtime publicist and friend, Susan Magrino. Gillian is wearing an Eric Javitz hat embellished with bumble-bees.
26 This attendee's tailored jacket was covered with insect pins. It seems entomology, the study of insects, was a popular theme at this year's "Hat Luncheon." She also mentioned she wore the same dress at her rehearsal dinner many years ago.
27 Lizzie Tisch and Robert Verdi enjoyed the cocktails and food at the 33rd Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon.
28 An apple hat - I just couldn't resist taking the photo of such a creative head piece.
29 Vanity Fair scribe, Amy Fine Collins, wore a handbag shaped form for a hat - it was very cute... here I am taking a photo of it.
30 And here is the photo - Amy's hat was designed by Stephen Jones. Are you able to make out the purse shape?
31 Here is Lizzie Tisch with her bodice and skirt shaped hat.
32 It was a very wide, fun-looking head covering.
33 Vogue editor, Emma Elwick-Bates in a basic wide rimmed man's hat and black winter coat.
34 Such a colorful and vibrant hat - I love the big dark pink decorative flower.
35 The gentlemen guests wore hats too - here is a fun pink ensemble.
36 This pale pink hat looked so light and summery. And, I found the netted hat quite interesting.
37 Here I am with my good friend, Jane Heller.
38 Susan, myself and Jane - we had a lovely time at this year's "Hat Luncheon".
39 Susan and I after the luncheon's first course, pea soup.
40 Dena Schecter and Gerri Koppelman dressed in sophisticated black dresses and hats.
41 Sandra Lee, and television journalist, Deborah Roberts look great with their dramatic and fun head pieces.
42 Friends, Sharon Burdick and Fleur Harlan, in lovely spring-colored hats.
43 Here I am with Deborah Roberts, who wore French macarons on her hat.
44 It was hard not to keep looking at all the "faces" on this hat - can you see them?
45 The ladybugs on this hat were so whimsical - it was on the head of Shannon McLean.
46 Here I am with my friend, and real estate broker, Kathy Sloane.
47 I was joined by my friends, Memrie Lewis and Olivia Newhouse.
48 Hard to miss this bright lime green hat with the dragon fly pin worn by Alexandra Lebenthal.
49 David Patrick Columbia with Sommers Farkas, wearing a beautiful dress from Maggie Norris Couture.
50 Bill Cunningham - always ready to take a picture.