NEW YORK, NY (AP) .- A who’s who of Hollywood and fashion elite hit the red carpet to celebrate the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute Gala Benefit. The theme for Monday night’s event was “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” to coincide with an elaborate new museum exhibition that highlights the work of the late designer, who committed suicide in February 2010 at age 40. “I miss him terribly, not only as a person but as a designer,” said a visibly emotional Madonna, who was wearing an icy blue gown by Stella McCartney. “I think the fashion business is a little bit dull without him and I loved his provocative punk rock attitude. I think his designs were brilliant. I think he was brilliant. And I hope he’s having fun wherever he is right now,” she said.