At least someone's happy with The Metropolitan Opera's new Wagner Ring! New York Social Diary came through with photos from The Metropolitan Opera's opening night gala, which actually left us wondering if was a black tie affair -- what was up with men in slouchy business casual? A smiling Peter Gelb welcomes you in above, but click here for the entire Gelb clan (young Gelb blood) on NYSD!
We're also digging Guest of a Guest's party photos from opening night! Especially for snaps of diva Austin Scarlett looking fabulous (as always). There's also The Met's own gallery here.
UPDATE! Don't miss André Leon Talley's Night at the Opera report on Vogue.com. Talley, who went with Maureen Dowd, quoted her:
“Opera is the new hot. Forget movie premieres and Hollywood—it’s the new sexy. I feel like Ellen Olenska in Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence.”