New York City's red carpet wattage for the week isn't only about the Costume Institute Gala — stars stepped out for Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People party at Lincoln Center 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, Elizabeth Hurley brought a dose of glamour and jack-of-all-trades Neil Patrick Harris suited up — sadly another of the honorees, 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 DC to speak out against child slavery. Also at the Time soiree, Betty White had a break from preparing for this weekend's highly anticipated Saturday Night Live where she'll be hosting with musical guest Jay-Z.
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