Stars stun at Met Gala in New York after two-year hiatus

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Stars back in fashion at the Met Gala in New York after a two-year hiatus.

This year's official theme was ``American Independence,''

Organizers invited 400 guests, including actors, atheletes, poets and performers, -less than the number that usually attend. All were either vaccinated or had tested negative for Covid-19.

Tickets cost $30,000-plus, but that doesn't mean the stars ante up. They're often hosted by brands and companies that buy tables for thousands more and are accompanied by top designers who dress them.

The gala, which raises money for the museum's Costume Institute, was pushed last year from its traditional May berth and morphed this year into a two-part affair marking the institute's 75th anniversary.

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