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Corky Paston, of Plainview, wears a gown by (Credit: Barbara Alper)

Corky Paston, of Plainview, wears a gown by New York designer Don O'Neill for Theia to the Nassau County Museum of Art's 2013 ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

What they're wearing: The 2012 Museum Ball

The little black dress? Not at this party. The Nassau County Museum of Art's 2012 ball was themed "Alive with Color." Black dresses were definitely discouraged, with most of the women going for a vibrant color or a brilliant floral.

Ranelle Wolf from Manorville attends the Nassau County
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Ranelle Wolf from Manorville attends the Nassau County Art Museum Annual Ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington wearing a dress by Nicole Miller. (June 22, 2012)

Corky Paston, of Plainview, wears a gown by
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Corky Paston, of Plainview, wears a gown by New York designer Don O'Neill for Theia to the Nassau County Museum of Art's 2013 ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

Liz Derringer, of Manhattan, wears a dress she
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Liz Derringer, of Manhattan, wears a dress she purchased in Chianti, Italy, to the Nassau County Museum of Art's 2013 ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

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Diana Pinck, of Manhasset, wears a blue gown
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Diana Pinck, of Manhasset, wears a blue gown to the Nassau County Museum of Art's 2013 ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

Southampton's George Kane, in a classic tuxedo, with
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Southampton's George Kane, in a classic tuxedo, with his wife, Amy, in Jackie Rogers and shoes by Chanel at the Nassau County Museum of Art's 2013 ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

Stacy Sanders, of Deer Park, wears an abstract
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Stacy Sanders, of Deer Park, wears an abstract beaded gown by Giovanni, to the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

Devon Manditch, of Melville, wears a vibrant fuchsia
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Devon Manditch, of Melville, wears a vibrant fuchsia gown from JS Boutique to the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

Deb Yalango, of Babylon, wears Nicole Miller to
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Deb Yalango, of Babylon, wears Nicole Miller to the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

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The ball's chairwoman, Angela Susan Anton, of Merrick,
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

The ball's chairwoman, Angela Susan Anton, of Merrick, wears a one of a kind vintage gown by Oleg Cassini to the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

Natalie Cuchel of Manhattan in a BCBGMaxAzria dress
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Natalie Cuchel of Manhattan in a BCBGMaxAzria dress she bought at Housing Works (a charity that supports the homeless), Susannah Cort of Port Washington in St. John and Karen Cuchel of Brooklyn in dress from the Brooklyn shop Kimera at the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

Dr. Barbara Capozzi, of Garden City, wears a
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Dr. Barbara Capozzi, of Garden City, wears a Carmen Marc Valvo gown to the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

Lorraine Aycock, of Jericho, wears a dress by
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Lorraine Aycock, of Jericho, wears a dress by Kathy Roberts to the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

Gayle Cohen, of Jericho, at the Nassau County
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Gayle Cohen, of Jericho, at the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

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C.C. Carr, of Old Westbury, wears a colorful
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

C.C. Carr, of Old Westbury, wears a colorful gown to the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

Joan Saltzman, of Port Washington, wears a white
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Joan Saltzman, of Port Washington, wears a white suit to the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

Peri Hoffen-Hinden, of Merrick, wears a strapless gown
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Peri Hoffen-Hinden, of Merrick, wears a strapless gown to the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

Frances Beiro, of Babylon, wears a red dress
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Frances Beiro, of Babylon, wears a red dress to the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

From left, Peter Max, honoree, with Dr. Harvey
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

From left, Peter Max, honoree, with Dr. Harvey Manes, of Old Westbury at the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

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Committee member Victoria Crosby, of Glen Cove, wears
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Committee member Victoria Crosby, of Glen Cove, wears a dress by Sue Wong at the Nassau County Museum of Art's ball at Oheka Castle in Huntington. (June 22, 2012)

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