Met Costume Institute Gala Fashion


Gorgeous dresses alert! New York was host to the annual star-studded Costume Institute Gala last night, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Anna Wintour hosted the event, which was held in tribute to the late Alexander McQueen. Current design head at the label - and designer of Princess Catherine's stunning wedding dress - Sarah Burton, attended in white.

The Twilight cast was represented by Kristen Stewart in vampiric dark red Proenza Schouler, while Ashley Greene and Dakota Fanning wore embellished nude dresses. SJP looked gorgeous in McQueen, while Miranda Kerr channeled Carrie Bradshaw in a tutu dress.

The Cut reports that Beyonce found it hard to walk in her Pucci fishtail dress, especially up the stairs, but was accompanied by her man Jay-Z for necessary support. The pair were booed by the crowd, however, for not posing for photos for long enough. Eek!

Gisele looked red hot, Rihanna went very risque in a black lace dress that showed practically everything, while pregnant Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba both went for shimmering gowns to show off their baby bumps.

What a glam night!

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jennifer lopez

American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez gets two thumbs up from our judges' panel! The singer is pretty in pink in her bright, cut-out Gucci gown and blooming, floral bolero.

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sarah jessica parker

Style icon Sarah Jessica Parker doesn't need to show skin to look sexy! The actress pays homage to her late friend Alexander McQueen in a stunning, beaded, long-sleeved dress from his collection. Her metallic-green, pointy-toed pumps finish off the look.


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taylor swift

Country sweetheart Taylor Swift shines in a black-and-nude, one-shouldered J. Mendel gown with a dramatic train. Her smokey eyes and crimson lips add a touch of mystery to the romantic look

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Beyonce commands attention on the red carpet by highlighting her killer curves. The pop diva turns heads in an embellished, fishtail Emilio Pucci gown with a sexy, cleavage-baring cutout.

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kate hudson

Kate Hudson takes maternity fashion to next level! The newly engaged star goes uber-glam in a silk, strapless Stella McCartney gown that accents her adorable baby bump. And while she keeps her hair relaxed in loose waves, she dresses up her locks with a sparkly, jeweled tiara.

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ginnifer goodwin

In her alluring Topshop dress, Ginnifer Goodwin makes the other guests green with envy! With its high slit and side cutouts, the emerald gown shows just the right amount of skin -- and the actress' contrasting, purple platforms serve as the perfect modern accent.

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In her delicate, embellished Marchesa gown, Fergie looks like she just stepped out of a fairytale -- and her floral headband only adds to the whimsical look.

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Rihanna shows her dark side in a beaded-and-lace, one-sleeved Stella McCartney gown with strappy, Christian Louboutin platforms. The boundary-pushing pop star adds an unexpected touch by wearing her bright-red hair in a long, Razunzel-style braid.

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kristen stewart

Twilight star Kristen Stewart makes a bold move in a busy, geometric-print Proenza Schouler gown. We're guessing the high slit and revealing racerback style are enough to make boyfriend Robert Pattinson swoon!

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michelle williams

Did a little birdie tell Michelle Williams to wear this daring dress? The actress sports a belted Miu Miu gown with gold bird detailing -- and keeps her makeup and cropped hair simple and sweet.

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jessica alba

We're not sure if it's her pregnancy or her metallic gown, but Jessica Alba is positively glowing! The actress rocks a gauzy, gold Ralph Lauren Collection custom dress that flows elegantly over her growing baby bump.

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Going for Old Hollywood glamour, Madonna rocks finger-waves tresses and a second-skin aqua gown designed by pal Stella McCartney.

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lea michele

Lea Michele is known as much for her amazing voice as her stellar style -- and we can see why! The Glee star is red-hot in her strapless, silk Escada gown and dangling earrings add a flash of bling.

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feida pinto

She may be wearing a tie, but no one could accuse the gorgeous Frieda Pinto of looking masculine! The actress rocks a daring, white silk Chanel Haute Couture gown and uses her accessories (a girly, glittery clutch and a boyish wristwatch) to further emphasize the androgynous look.

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julianne hough & ryan seacrest

Blonde beauty Julianne Hough looks fun and flirty in a blue-and-green Burberry dress with a plunging neckline and ruffled details. Her boyfriend, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, also wears Burberry -- but keeps his looks simple with a basic black tux.


jennifer hudson

The newly svelte singer looks stunning in an organza Vera Wang gown that cinches her waist. Completing the look? Vintage Fred Leighton earrings.

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christina hendricks

Mad Men star Christina Hendricks covers up her voluptuous frame in a color-faded, long-sleeved Carolina Herrera gown -- but keeps her shoulders bare for a hint of sexiness. The actress finishes off the look with bright lips and stunning white smile.

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nicole richie

Making a splash in vibrant white, Nicole Richie dons a vintage gown with cutout sleeves along with jewelry from her own House of Harlow 1960 line.

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alica keys

Alicia Keys looks pretty and refined in a flowing, mocha-colored Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown -- and her matching, tough-girl leather jacket off-sets the frock's super-feminine silhouette.

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dakota fanning

Spring has certainly sprung -- on Dakota Fanning's dress! The 17-year-old looks youthful and fresh in a tulle Valentino ballgown with yellow applique flowers.

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Gossip Girl star Blake Lively (who's the new face of Chanel) has nothing to be sari about in her sparkly Chanel Haute Couture gown with ethereal draping.

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gwyneth paltrow

The actress shows off her slim figure in a crystal-bedecked Stella McCartney nude gown with Fred Leighton jewelry adding to her sparkling look.

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sofia vergara

Sofia Vergara looks as beautiful as ever in her strapless, curve-hugging Carolina Herrera gown. But we're just not quite sure about the long-stemmed flowers, which look like they were taped onto the dress as an afterthought!

penelope cruz

Just three months after giving birth to son LeoPenelope Cruz shows off her post-body baby in a black ruffled Oscar de la Renta gown with mermaid skirt and a complementary feather-accented clutch.


daphne guinesss

With her Alexander McQueen 'black swan' inspired gown, feathers included, Daphne paid homage too, to McQueen.


brooklyn decker

Sporting the 'bright hue' trend is Brooklyn in this body fitted, almost second skin dress by Michael Kors. Love how she did not overdo the hair and accessories!

diane kruger
Diane looked so retro glam in this nude heavily embelished gown with a black chiffon skirt complete with a slit.


liv tyler

So what if we have seen a similar outfit on Florence Welsh? Liv Tyler still stands out in this Givenchy Haute Couture piece. Love the addition of the citrus colored clutch!


emma stone

Emma stone looked very sophisticated in this Lanvin gown with grey/black/white roses all over. Just couldn't think of anyone better to pull this off!



Ciara looked hot as ever in a grey-creamy white shaded Prabal Gurung gown with ruffled edges and a lot of embroidery.


Salma hayek

Another homage to McQueen! Salma looked beautiful in this champagne colored magnificently draped gown with a cute little rosette.. If only the upper part did not really look like a bra...

demi moore

With her Philip Treacy fascinator hat, Demi Moore could have easily fit in at Prince William and Princess Catherine’s royal wedding! The actress makes a dramatic appearance at the Met gala in her feathered Prabal Gurung dress.

eva mendes
Sporting a Stella McCartney jewel toned, pleated gown, Eva looked almost royal! The gold belt just adds o the 'royal-ness'.


zoe saldana

Looks like Zoe still misses her Avatar days.. Not really sure if the pretty Calvin Klein gown actually suits her frame and skin tone, but what disturbs me most is the make-up.. Or is it just a bad picture?

stella mccartney

Its really nice to see designers dress themselves up, and look so pretty.. Sure the outfit has a weird puff and the neckline is just too high, but the designer knows best and carries it off with all poise and elegance!


The hostest with the mostest wore this Chanel Haute Couture gown with what looks like a lot of sequins.. Love the color merges and fading!

dianne argon

Another GLEE star wears red, this time in Michael Kors. The metallic cuff looks so glam and the hair just couldn't have been any better!

Ashley olsen

Wearing a vintage Dior gown, I'm not really sure if Ashley nailed her look too well.. The huge puffy sleeves just do not compliment her petite figure, nor do those awesome reptile midnite pumps really match the black of the gown..

leighton meester

The Louis Vuitton dress and also the entire get-up gets a big thumbs up from me! But judging by the fact that it makes her hips look a little too wide than usual, I would definitely steer away from it!

maggie gyllenhaal

Maggie looked superb in this sparkly midnight blue McQueen gown.

elizabeth banks

Another sparkly sequinned gown makes it to the red carpet, this time it is Elizabeth in Tommy Hilfiger.

lucy liu

Besides sequins, feathers seemed to be a really big trend too on the red carpet. Lucy looked swan-like in this Vionnet gown.

mary kate olsen

I don't know what is it whit these twins and why they don't dress according to their body type and frames! This vintage Givenchy dress does nothing for Mary Kate!

naomi watts

Stella McCartney should really be proud, Naomi here looks like a million bucks in this beautiful gown!

ashley greene

Ashley made the best dressed list in my mind in this pretty Donna Karan gown with sequined embroidery.

christina ricci

Definitely one of my favorite gowns for the night, Christina looked amazing in this Zac Posen outfit

gieselle bundchen

Another star to beckon the spotlight in brights was model Gisele, who looked fierce in fiery red. Her strapless McQueen gown had a slim bodice that showed off her envious figure, whilst the flowing fluted skirt added serious sex appeal. Finished off with a flowing mane and obligatory tan, she looked every inch the supermodel.

sarah burton

The pretty McQueen designer attended the even in white.

naomi campbell

This goes to show that McQueen can fail sometimes too.. Naomi looked a 'hot' mess in this outfit!

miranda kerr

Miranda looked cute and bubbly in this custom made Marchesa gown. Love the accessories too!

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