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.
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.