05/07/2009 05:59 PM | By Natalie Long, Deputy tabloid! Editor
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's fashion gala on Monday was certainly a night to remember - but not for the reasons the organisers had hoped.
Thanks to Kiefer Sutherland and his chivalrous, if violent nature, fashion's biggest party will best be remembered for headbutting - hardly the most elegant of fighting styles.
There are more twists and turns in the case than in Madonna's headwear that night.
Law enforcement sources reported that Sutherland headbutted a man at the event's afterparty, where movie and music stars partied with dozens of designers and models, including the hosts Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss.
Witnesses said the alleged victim - Proenza Schouler designer Jack McCollough - knocked over former model and actress Brooke Shields (who wore a teal blue Calvin Klein dress) and Sutherland saw it happen.
Sutherland is then reported to have told McCollough to apologise. The designer then pushed the 24 star and Sutherland responded by headbutting him back. McCollough was seen nursing a broken nose when leaving the First Precinct in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday night, according to NYC media reports.
Police are investigating the incident and Sutherland hadn't been interviewed as of Tuesday night.
In the meantime, Shields's representative told TMZ on Tuesday night that McCollough did nothing to warrant the alleged attack.
"Nothing happened to her," the actress's rep said, adding, "Jack did nothing inappropriate. It's not clear what caused Kiefer to do what he did."
Police apparently planned to interview Shields yesterday.