Last night, the Friends of the Costume Institute hosted an intimate conversation between American style icons Michael Kors and chair of this year’s benefit Aerin Lauder—moderated by fashion journalist Alina Cho. The backdrop for the conversation—Estée Lauder’s Upper East Side townhouse—provided guests including Lizzie Tisch, Indre Rockefeller, and Lauren duPont with a taste of Gilded Age splendor, featuring paintings by the masters and suits of armor greeting guests over cocktails and canapes