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It's more likely that they attend these soirees just for the free drinks (hey, wouldn't you?), but at least they get to dress up and look pretty!

McDreamy - the face of Versace Menswear - showed up with Donatella as his date to the Whitney Museum Gala. And when asked about his TV character marrying on-and-off love interest Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey told USA Today that "rumor has it something might be happening. I think they have to. It's time for them to get together." Hmm, could it be - finally?!?

Christina Ricci also showed up for the big event, wowing in a backless frock. Hottie ANTM judge Nigel Barker was there with his model wife, and Donatella's daughter Allegra was also on hand to support her mom (who teamed up with a few artists to create jewelry for the event.)

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