She may have lost her movie magic but Julia Roberts can still walk the red carpet with the best of them—especially if she’s with George Clooney! The two stars trod the turf at the Met’s Costume Institute Gala, presented by Vogue’s Anna Wintour. In more news of world-conquering women (you go, sisters, we’ll just be over here … exfoliating), the Albert Einstein College of Medicine bestows its 54th annual “Spirit of Achievement” awards to View host Whoopi Goldberg, Town & Country editrix Pamela Fiori, candy entrepreneur Dylan Lauren and Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. Too bad these swell events are competing with Gossip Girl—Serena van der Woodsen just makes us want to try youth all over again, pretty.
[Costume Institute Gala, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, 7 p.m., 212-570-3948 Spirit of Achievement Awards, the Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street, noon to 2 p.m., 718-430-2818; Gossip Girl, CW, 8 p.m.]