Gwyneth Paltrow: Met Ball Marvelous

Posted Monday May 7, 2012 8:43 PM GMT

She’s no stranger to high-profile industry shindigs, and Gwyneth Paltrow looked right at home as she arrived at the 2012 Met Gala tonight (May 7) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The “Sliding Doors” dame worked her red carpet magic in a halter-style silver Prada dress prior to the “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” event.

The annual fete finds actress Carey Mulligan acting as honorary co-chair alongside designer Miuccia Prada and US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, while Azealia Banks is lined up to perform.

As for the celebratory occasion, this year's rendition of the Met gala ushers in the 'Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations' exhibition exploring "the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras."

The display is described as being "inspired by Miguel Covarrubias's "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s while featuring "orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work."

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