Cheer up, buttercup–there’s always next year.
The stars all stepped out for the annual TIME 100 gala in celebration of the magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World List. After being named one of the most influential artists of 2013, Frank Ocean didn’t make the cut this year, but he still suited up for the event, which was held at Lincoln Center in NYC Tuesday evening.
Frank must be so busy working on his upcoming album that he couldn’t be bothered to put on a pair of dress shoes, so a pair of Sk8-Hi Vans had to do. Very skater chic of you, Frank.
He joined a legion of other very important people, from politicians to business leaders, all whom decidedly left their sneakers at home. Check out some of the attendees below.
Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba, aka Crazy Eyes, was crazy stunning in a strapless gown with an embellished sheer overlay and a red lip.
Padma Lakshmi was a golden goddess in a shimmering knee-length dress.
Carrie Underwood blossomed in Claire Pettibone.
OITNB’s Laverne Cox wasglamorous in a curve-hugging gown.
Christy Turlington Burns swept the red carpet in a floor-length frock.
Alicia Quarles posed prettily for the paparazzi.
We just have one question–where was Beyoncé?
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty