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Michael’s Night at the Met Gala

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Oh the glitz, the glamour, the gowns—the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, in New York City, is forever one of the most lavish soirées on the fashion calendar.

When the red carpet rolled out to fête this year’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition, Michael Kors brought Kate Hudson as his date, and played host and dressed a chic lineup of muses including Hailee Steinfeld, Elizabeth Banks, Candice Swanepoel, Liu Wen, Gao Yuanyuan, Gemma Ward and Fei Fei Sun, with subtle nods to the east-meets-west theme. Grace Coddington of Vogue also walked the red carpet in a set of limited-edition Mandarin evening pajamas.

And, because the occasion called for an after-party, Kors—together with iTunes—held an exclusive post-Gala event at The Mark Hotel on the Upper East Side. Inside, the A-list posed for photo-booth-style candid snaps by Mark Mann and mingled gown-to-gown with music by iTunes, featuring DJ Cassidy, setting the mood. The night ended on a high-note with a performance by Grammy Award-winner Miguel, giving invitees one more chance to take their dresses for a spin, before kicking off their heels.

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Michael On... The Girls & The Gowns

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“A golden dress for a golden girl.”
—MICHAEL KORS

“Hailee knows how to make a statement without baring it all. She’s the girl next door and now she’s a modern princess in red.”
—MICHAEL KORS

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“I love the idea of a super sexy evening look with long sleeves. I’ve always said that you can be smart, sexy and have a sense of humor—Elizabeth Banks is a prime example.”
—MICHAEL KORS

“Candice has the body of all bodies, so we wanted a dress that showed off her incredible shape and her incredible beauty.”
—MICHAEL KORS

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“There’s nothing like the combination of brains and beauty. My edgy gunmetal lacquered lace gown looks both strong and provocative on Liu.”
—MICHAEL KORS

“Her fans call her a goddess, and it’s easy to see why. Gao’s grace and delicate beauty makes this romantic ice blue gown a perfect choice for her.”
—MICHAEL KORS

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MOMENTS FROM THE MET GALA AFTER-PARTY