By Mike Leventhal
Staff Writer

May 2014, New York NY: Hollywood and the fashion world came together at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute’s annual gala which celebrated the opening Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center.

Also on hand was a huge NYPD presence to control the traffic flow down Fifth Avenue and to fence in the fans across the street from the museum.

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The police were needed to apprehend this streaker as he tried to enter the red carpet.

This year’s theme of White Tie and Decorations paid homage to Charles James – who is the subject of the Anna Wintour Costume Center’s inaugural exhibition titled Charles James: Beyond Fashion.

The exhibition, which will be on view from May 8 through August 10, 2014 examines the career of legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier whose design process and use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring continues to influence designers today.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has been chair of the annual event since 1995. The Gala is considered to be the fashion industry’s premier annual red carpet event.