Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will kick off with the Costume Institute's annual spring gala on May 2.
On Monday night, MOCA announced that the gala raised more than $3.2 million.
Kate looked every inch the Princess this evening when she arrived on William's arm for a gala at the Royal Albert Hal.
The gala is less of a traditional awards show and more of a Hollywood love fest—the most casual coming together of the season.
And with the variety we have at the gala — Thom Browne, Sarah Burton, Carolina Herrera — those are three very different worlds.
Thus far their expedition had been like the jaunt of a gala day.
But a wedding was an excuse for a gala party at which the couple were the center of attention.
At five o'clock, every one was in gala costume, and they reached the Louvre at seven in the evening.
Our set are having a gala night of it, and must be musical as the frogs of Beauport by this hour!
On the third day, they again sing and dance, and dress themselves in gala attire.
1620s, "festive dress or attire," from French en gala, perhaps from Old French gale "merriment," from galer "rejoice, make merry" (see gallant). Klein suggests the French word is from Italian gala (as in phrase vestito di gala "robe of state"), perhaps from Arabic khil'a "fine garment given as a presentation." Sense of "festive occasion" (characterized by display of finery) first recorded 1777.