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What they're wearing: The 2012 Museum Ball

Corky Paston, of Plainview, wears a gown by

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) Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Diana Pinck, of Manhasset, wears a blue gown
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

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

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

C.C. Carr, of Old Westbury, wears a colorful
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Committee member Victoria Crosby, of Glen Cove, wears
Photo 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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