British celebrity export Victoria Beckham has lost out to Nicole Kidman in the battle of the New York glamour queens.

Beckham, who is in the Big Apple after appearing on American talk show 20/20 last week (25APR03), graced the red carpet at last night's (28APR03) charity party at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art, hosted by Kidman.

The former SPICE GIRL wowed the assembled crowd and paparazzi wearing a DOLCE+GABBANA dress and diamond necklace, earrings and bracelet by Spanish designer CARRERE Y CARRERE.

But Kidman stole the show in Hollywood fashion when she appeared with Best Actor OSCAR winner Adrien Brody, in a stunning champagne-coloured evening gown.

Other guests at the bash, in aid of the museum's Costume Institute, included SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS , Diana Ross and actress Kate Hudson.

29/04/2003 17:04