New York City's red carpet wattage for the week isn't only about the Met Costume Institute Gala—stars also stepped out for Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People party last night. Taylor Swift wore a LBD for the red carpet, before changing into a sparkly silver number to perform and say her thanks for being included on the list. The country star and new face of CoverGirl was also among the Met ball's best dressed and stopped to talk about the flooding in Tennessee at both events. Lea Michele also earned her way there thanks to the success of Glee, Kathryn Bigelow injected a dose of glamour and jack-of-all-trades Neil Patrick Harris suited up—sadly another of the honourees, Robert Pattinson, didn't make the bash. Ashton Kutcher joked about his powerlessness in getting his minibar restocked before stepping out to pose with Demi Moore and even once with Sarah Palin's daughter Piper inside. Demi was one of the last to arrive at the Costume Gala, but still flashed a beautiful smile on her way in. She looked flawless both nights and by day headed to Washington DC to speak out against child slavery.
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Images include: Ben Stiller, Leslie Mann, Judd Apatow, Betty White, Nick Cannon, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Swift, Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Michele, Kathryn Bigelow, Martha Stewart, Lorne Michaels, Andy Samberg, Elton John