Paltrow, 40, who was recently named People magazine's 2013 Most Beautiful Woman, said she and her husband Chris Martin, 36, lead singer of Coldplay, deliberately chose not to walk the red carpet together at the event, a yearly benefit for the museum's Costume Institute. The actress told the newspaper this was due to the couple trying to keep their relationship as "private" as possible.
She did pose with Ryan Murphy, creator of "Glee," on which she has guest-starred. "Gangnam Style" singer Psy tweeted separate pictures of himself with Paltrow and Martin, captioning them, "Making new friends at Met Gala: Gwyneth Paltrow . . . and her husband Chris Martin."
Despite her professed discomfort, Paltrow was taken with model Miranda Kerr's black Michael Kors dress, reported Entertainment Weekly. "It was really beautiful," she told the magazine. "It was a little punk-y. She's just so pretty, it's abnormal."
The Met Gala is supported in part by Conde Nast, publisher of Vogue, with that magazine's editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, among its co-chairs. Paltrow, who wore a pink, floor-length Valentino Haute Couture Corolle gown, has been on the cover of Vogue seven times.
Paltrow's spokesman did not return Newsday's request for comment.