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New York party of the year kowtows to China

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ball pays homage to China's influence on Western fashion
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 05:50
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On a musical aside at the The Met's Ball, Jennifer Lopez's hit song Booty may have ruffled feathers of the couture variety with a number of stars from Beyonce (centre) to reality TV star Kim Kardashian (seen with husband, singer Kanye West) eager to boost their bottom lines.
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(Above) Some of China's biggest names in film and fashion arriving at the red carpet for the MET Ball.
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(Above) US Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has raised more than US$125 million for the centre since becoming a trustee in 1999.
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(Above) Chinese actress Li Bingbing in a demure, ivory-white number.

New York

CHINA'S march towards global ascendancy has taken another leap forward - at least when it comes to New York high society and its most glittering fashion extravaganza, the MET Ball.

The city's party of the year, attended by A-list film stars, singers and models, the richest

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