On Monday night, MOCA announced that the gala raised more than $3.2 million.
The gala is less of a traditional awards show and more of a Hollywood love fest—the most casual coming together of the season.
Kate looked every inch the Princess this evening when she arrived on William's arm for a gala at the Royal Albert Hal.
An article had appeared in the local paper a few days before, alerting the community to this gala event.
On Nov. 8, The Norman Mailer Center will fete writers, both famous and not, at a gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York.
Thus far their expedition had been like the jaunt of a gala day.
In 1856 the gala days of this half-caste people were quite over.
At five o'clock, every one was in gala costume, and they reached the Louvre at seven in the evening.
Some gent comes trackin' up intent on drinks, an' feelin' gala.
On the third day, they again sing and dance, and dress themselves in gala attire.
1620s, "festive dress or attire," from French en gala, perhaps from Old French gale "merriment," from galer "rejoice, make merry" (see gallant). Klein suggests the French word is from Italian gala (as in phrase vestito di gala "robe of state"), perhaps from Arabic khil'a "fine garment given as a presentation." Sense of "festive occasion" (characterized by display of finery) first recorded 1777.