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Go Inside the RHONY Season 14 Premiere Party, Where Andy Cohen Made an Exciting Declaration

The Real Housewives of New York City's new cast celebrated the upcoming season in style. See the looks.

By Becca van Sambeck

It's an all-new era in New York.

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In advance of The Real Housewives of New York City Season 14, premiering Sunday, July 16 at 9/8c on Bravo, the cast celebrated alongside Andy Cohen with a swanky party and red carpet at the Rainbow Room in New York City. Naturally, there were jaw-dropping outfits, stunning views, cheeky interviews, and even a rousing speech from Andy himself.

Wish you were there? Don't worry, we're giving you a look inside the RHONY Season 14 party.

Where Was the RHONY Season 14 Premiere?

For such a monumental event — an all new Housewives cast! — you need a monumental location. That's why the red carpet and party all happened at the Rainbow Room, located on the 65th floor of 30 Rock in Manhattan. Yep, we're talking fancy.

Ubah Hassan, Sai De Silva, Erin Lichy, Brynn Whitfield, Jessel Taank and Jenna Lyons and Andy Cohen attend Bravo's "The Real Housewives Of New York City" Season 14 Premiere

The party space itself was a large room complete with a dance floor, multiple bars, several white couches for lounging, a photo booth, large screens playing clips of the new Housewives, and a massive chandelier hanging overhead. 

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But the best part? The sights outside the Rainbow Room. (Hey, it's a scene people regularly pay $40 to see at Top of the Rock.) The floor-to-ceiling windows revealed astonishing views of New York City's famed skyline.

From one side, you could see iconic sights like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the World Trade Center. From the other (behind the bar!) you could see the serene greenery of Central Park.

It's difficult to tear yourself away from those kind of views, unless you have something even more iconic and fabulous — like the RHONY women — to see instead.

Who Attended the RHONY Season 14 Premiere?

All six of the women — Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Jenna Lyons, Brynn Whitfield, Erin Lichy, and Jessel Taank —  were at the RHONY Season 14 premiere, and they came decked out and ready to make an impression.

Sai shone in a floor-length embellished metallic gown, while Ubah evoked bridal imagery with her long-sleeved, white, lacy number. Erin looked lovely in in a white dress featuring floral embroidery.

Sai De Silva and Erin Lichy attending Bravo's "The Real Housewives Of New York City" Season 14 Premiere

Brynn and Jessel both decided to show off their enviable abs with strategic cut-outs: Brynn wore a glittering pink long-sleeved dress, while Jessel's sleeveless gold gown also showed off her legs.

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Jenna Lyons, the former president and creative director of J.Crew and style icon, turned heads with a pink tulle top that had massive pink roses attached to the sleeves. She paired it with low-slung jeans and her signature glasses for a look that definitely made a splash on the red carpet.

Jenna Lyons poses for a photo on a red carpet.

Of course, you can't celebrate without the King of Bravo. Andy Cohen was also on the red carpet showing pride for his home city with a green shirt that read, "NY Forever."

Sai De Silva and Andy Cohen at Bravo's "The Real Housewives Of New York City" Season 14 Premiere

Also there? Actor Tony Danza! (Exciting news for the many fans of both Who's The Boss? and Bravo, eh?) He wasn't strutting his stuff on the red carpet, but he could be seen hanging with guests inside the space.

All the Details (and Gossip!) from the RHONY Season 14 Party

There was a lot going on at the party. Guests could head to one of the two bars for a specialty cocktail (options included the tequila-based RHONY State of Mind, the vodka drink View From The Top, and the refreshing Hamptons Spritzer), Heineken drinks, or a more traditional booze option. (Yes, the champagne was flowing all night. It's a celebration, after all?)

For snacks, servers passed around delicacies like crab cakes, mushroom arancini, caviar, and more.

Ubah Hassan at Bravo's "The Real Housewives Of New York City" Season 14 Premiere

One of the highlights was the photo booth, which allowed guests to take photos with golden apples, a newspaper with RHONY-centric headlines, and some truly impeccable lighting. Honestly, we think it may have been scientifically impossible to look bad in that photo booth.

All the while, a DJ was setting the vibes as people ate, drank, and mingled. Of course, the most exciting part was when Andy took the stage to introduce the women — and make an important declaration.

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"You know, reinventing RHONY — wow, how do you do that? What a task. How to reboot a show with a legacy as brilliant as RHONY and with a group of all stars who really made that show what it was? And the answer seemed simple: Just find a new group of women. No biggie," he joked.

Still, he noted, the task wasn't impossible.

"Guess what? We found the right group of women," he declared to cheers from the crowd as the women began to pose for photos and dance to Jay-Z's hit song "Empire State of Mind."

Brynn Whitfield wears a pink dress at a New York City event

It was the perfect way to introduce a new group of women representing a new era of New York City. As Brynn laughingly put it on the red carpet, "I feel like I'm an ambassador for New York now. I feel like I'm from the mayor's office."

Season 14 of The Real Housewives of New York City premieres Sunday, July 16 at 9/8c, with episodes available to stream the following day on Peacock.

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