Held to coincide with the opening of the Costume Institute's exhibit of Jackie Kennedy's White House-era clothes, 2001's ball had a Kennedy theme
. Robert Isabell
brought in 14-foot topiaries and covered the museum's 22-foot columns with greenery to evoke the White House's Jacqueline Kennedy Garden. The tables featured the same type of candles used in the Kennedy White House, as well as leaf-green and gold silk tablecloths.
Photo: Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art