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'Diner en Blanc' Draws Thousands of White-Clad Diners to Lincoln Center

By Lisa Marsh | August 21, 2012 8:48am

LINCOLN CENTER — It was the best-dressed flash mob New York has ever seen.

The second-annual Dîner en Blanc descended on the plaza at Lincoln Center last night, bringing with it more than 3,000 diners clad in white from head to toe.

The event, touted as a "mysterious and refined," started in France and has taken place in 22 cities across five continents. Organized by social media and old fashioned word-of-mouth, last year's event in New York — which attracted about 1,200 people to the World Financial Center — drew over 30,000 on its waiting list, organizers said.

It's a bit of an adventure for diners, as the outdoor site is revealed at the last minute and they are expected to arrive in groups of 250 — dressed entirely in white and equipped with tables, chairs, table linens, china, crystal, silver and a gourmet dinner. î