It’s all glitz and glam at the Metropolitan Opera Opening Gala

by Amy Michelle Smith Photographed by Crystal Renn, Zac Posen== The METROPOLITAN OPERA Opening Night of DONIZETTI'S ANNA BOLENA Arrivals== Metropolitan Opera, NYC== September 26, 2011== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - LEANDRO JUSTEN/ ==
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Better start un-wrapping your ball gowns and sending out your tuxes for dry cleaning because it’s clear that the Fall party season is well under way. The Metropolitan Opera premiered it’s latest production-a stunning rendition of Donzetti’s Anna Bolena to a glamorous audience of New York’s finest. Everyone from Zac Posen (with model of the moment Crystal Renn on his arm of course) to Martha Stewart put on their finest evening wear to celebrate the critically acclaimed production and feast on a dinner fit for royalty at the gala later in the evening. Leelee Sobieski may not be on many people’s radars lately, but the actress stunned in a chic cocktail dress from Mary Katrantzou, while Tyra Banks tried out a slightly…wet look with a mop of waves and a chic ruffled gown. It was a crowd that ranged from Corporate honcho Barry Diller to media maven Katie Couric with splashes of reality stars (former Project Runway contestant Austin Scarlett) along the way, but together it amounted to an event so chic it’s blinding (refer to the sheen of Renn’s Pozen gown).


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