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Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife Wendi Deng hosts her annual star-studded pre-Met Gala soiree

Lifestyles of the rich and famous! Inside Wendi Deng’s star-studded pre-Met Gala soiree… where the ex-wife of Rupert Murdoch mingles with A-list fashion designers and tech moguls

Wendi Murdoch (née Deng) is becoming almost as famous for her pre-Met Gala parties as she is for being Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife.

The 50-year-old hosted her annual pre-Met Gala party on Saturday, two days before the main event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Taking to Instagram on Monday, Wendi shared a series of photos from the lavish party, which was held at the Met, on one of the balconies overlooking Central Park.  

Party people: Wendi Deng hosted a pre-Met Gala party on Saturday in New York City. Pictured with guests (L-R) Nick Brown, Derek Blasberg and Zac Posen

Party people: Wendi Deng hosted a pre-Met Gala party on Saturday in New York City. Pictured with guests (L-R) Nick Brown, Derek Blasberg and Zac Posen

‘Celebrating the Friends of the @metcostumeinstitute pre@Metgala2019. Thank you for all your support,’ she captioned the photos.

The highly exclusive party drew a long list of designer attendees, with Donatella Versace, 64, Jeremy Scott, 43, and Zac Posen, 38, all there.

Other fashionable friends on the guest list included journalist and general man-about-town Derek Blasberg, 37, and former magazine editor Eva Chen, 39.  

Camping it up: This year's Met Gala theme was 'Camp: Notes On Fashion', and Wendi appeared to have been giving it a test-run at her party

Camping it up: This year’s Met Gala theme was ‘Camp: Notes On Fashion’, and Wendi appeared to have been giving it a test-run at her party

Wendi’s annual party is for Friends of the Costume Institute, a group of patrons who support the museum’s costume department.

Speaking to Vogue on Tuesday, Wendi revealed this year’s party drew an eclectic guest list.

‘We have really great members, from fashion lovers to designers to the tech world; and this year, we got more men. Men love fashion, too!’ she said.

Stepping out in style: For the actual Met Gala, Wendi stepped out in a brightly coloured dress with ruffles and feathers

Stepping out in style: For the actual Met Gala, Wendi stepped out in a brightly coloured dress with ruffles and feathers

Ruffling some feathers: Wendi looked chic when she stepped out in this elaborate creation for the Met Gala on Monday

Ruffling some feathers: Wendi looked chic when she stepped out in this elaborate creation for the Met Gala on Monday

This year’s Met Gala theme was ‘Camp: Notes On Fashion’, and Wendi appeared to have been giving it a test-run at her party.

The businesswoman stepped out in a floor-length soft pink dress, patterned with yellow, black, green and white checks.

It also featured what appeared to have been a 3D octopus, with its raised tentacles wrapping around the dress.

Exes: Wendi divorced billionaire Rupert Murdoch, 88, in 2013 after 14 years of marriage, but the terms of their settlement were not disclosed. Pictured together at an Academy Awards celebration in Los Angeles in February 2013

Exes: Wendi divorced billionaire Rupert Murdoch, 88, in 2013 after 14 years of marriage, but the terms of their settlement were not disclosed. Pictured together at an Academy Awards celebration in Los Angeles in February 2013

For the actual Met Gala, Wendi stepped out in a brightly coloured dress with ruffles and feathers.

The tie-dyed silk chiffon gown featured purple, blue and green ruffles around the legs, which graduated into pink, orange and red ruffles around the bodice. 

Wendi divorced billionaire Rupert Murdoch, 88, in 2013 after 14 years of marriage, but the terms of their settlement were not disclosed.  

Pop of colour: The tie-dyed silk chiffon gown featured purple, blue and green ruffles around the legs, which graduated into pink, orange and red ruffles around the bodice

Pop of colour: The tie-dyed silk chiffon gown featured purple, blue and green ruffles around the legs, which graduated into pink, orange and red ruffles around the bodice

Daily Mail UK

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