Monday evening an elegant crowd made their way toward an ancient Egyptian temple. The occasion was the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s annual Spring Ball, and the setting was the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur.

The Harry Winston-sponsored soiree celebrated its sixth anniversary – noticed the initials on the candlelit main staircase. The votives spelled out “H” and “W.”

After finishing their cocktails in the lobby, guests were ushered into the temple to worship at the altar of petite filet mignon and Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux Blanc as Diana Krall performed.

In all, the evening raised $1.5 million for the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s kidney cancer initiative.

Enjoy the pics!

4-23-2013 5-02-15 PMLauren Remington Platt and Zac Pozen

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David and Julia Koch

4-23-2013 9-51-07 PMMuffie Potter Aston and Dr Sherrell Aston

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Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos

4-23-2013 5-06-01 PMJamie Tisch

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 Karen LeFrak

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Julia Restoin Roitfeld

4-23-2013 5-07-08 PMJoanne de Guardiola and Muffie Potter Aston

4-23-2013 5-05-42 PMJamee Gregory in Oscar de la Renta

4-23-2013 9-53-50 PMTory Burch and Zac Posen

4-23-2013 5-08-46 PMLauren Remington Platt

4-23-2013 5-01-07 PM  Crystal Renn

4-23-2013 5-08-26 PM4-23-2013 5-09-05 PMMagnificent view of the party at the Temple of  Dendur

4-23-2013 5-09-34 PM Diana Krall

4-23-2013 5-10-31 PM4-23-2013 5-10-02 PM The scene at The Metropolitan Museum of Art