Met Gala attendees did not disappoint last night — make sure to cast your vote on our Met Gala love it or leave it polls — on the red carpet. In fact, they blew us away with their beautiful, and sometimes, even daring gowns for the evening. But we know it takes more than a dress to wow us: accessories, via shoes, bags, and jewels took every ensemble to the next level, so we're zooming in on all of the fine details. Were you paying attention? Take our quiz to see if you can guess the stunning Met attendee by her eye-catching accessory!
Miranda Kerr and Jessica Stam channeled a bit of the White Swan aesthetic at last night's Met Gala. Miranda went for frothy white in Marchesa, while Jessica kept it a tad more subtle in a blush-colored Tommy Hilfiger dress. Both look appropriate for a pair of ballet slippers, and both deserve standing ovations, but which ballet-inspired look is your favorite?
In November, the Met revealed its plans to honor McQueen's legacy at the annual Costume Institute Gala this year. Now, we're only one day away from the exhibit's opening, one that promises to pay homage to the fashion great, from his early postgraduate collection from 1992, to his final collection, which debuted February 2010, following his death. As we anticipate the retrospective's opening Wednesday, May 4, we're looking back at McQueen's iconic runway history and the designs we hope to see.
With each major red-carpet event come manicures in all shapes and colors. For the 2011 Met Gala, we saw Rumer Willis wearing an unusual black manicure with a red pinky. She wasn't the only one to have fun with her polish, though. Click through to see what everyone was wearing.
Last night's Met Gala was a feast for the sartorial eyes. The dominant colors of the evening — red, nude, and gold — were at opposite ends of the color spectrum, but they carried an equally big impact. Some stars chose sexy red gowns, some mixed nude tones with a bit of sparkle, and others went for pure gold. Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson shined in their gilded dresses, while Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge and Kristen Bell were a vision in liquid gold. Click our slideshow to see the best of the golden girls.
Stars and fashion designers stepped out in NYC Monday night for the annual Costume Institute Gala. The ladies looked glamorous decked out in feathers, sequins, and lace, which they paired with flawless makeup and perfectly styled hair. We captured the evening's best fashion and beauty trends, the sweetest candid moments, and the most stunning red-carpet photos — check out all our Met Gala coverage below!
Red-carpet fashion coverage:
- Vote on all of Fab's fashion red-carpet love it or hate it polls
- Who ruled the red carpet? Cast your votes for best dressed!
- Ode to Alexander McQueen: see the ladies who stepped out in regal fashion
- Bold and beautiful: the most outrageous looks of the night
- Trend spotting: cutouts, thigh-high slits, long trains, and feathers!
- How well do you know your attendees? Can you match the guest to their jewelry?
- Double take: see Gwyneth Paltrow's Met Gala look from all angles!
- The gold standard: stars shine on at the Met Gala
- Going nude: subtle hues shine on at the Met
Red-carpet beauty coverage:
- Check out all the prettiest makeup looks from the Met Gala
- Perfectly polished: see Met Gala manicures up close
- Trend alert: get the top 5 beauty trends from the gala
- How to get Kristen Stewart's sexy, feline-looking eyes
- How to get Nicole Richie's glamorous '40s-style hair and makeup
Video, polls, your favorite moments, and more:
- Video: Hollywood's sexy couples cozy up at the Met Gala!
- Behind the scenes: see all the fun photos you may have missed!
- Beyoncé, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, SJP, and more — see hundreds of photos
- Hey, dude: the men suit up and look good for the Met Gala!
- Let's party! Go inside the unofficial afterparty at the Standard Hotel!
- How sweet it is: the most fierce and fabulous couples of the night!
Gisele, Kristen, Beyoncé, Gwyneth, and More Bring Sexy Style to the 2011 Met Gala — Hundreds of Pictures!
The 2011 Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute's Gala was a star-studded affair in NYC Monday night. The event is one of fashion's biggest nights of the year and the ladies certainly didn't disappoint on the red carpet. Nicole Richie kicked off the neutral looks in a bright white Jason Wu and Emma Roberts followed suit in a cutout Michael Kors. Pregnant Kate Hudson dressed her curves in Stella McCartney while Gwyneth Paltrow highlighted her hot body in a skintight backless gown by the same designer. Ashley Greene looked elegant in a one-of-a-kind Donna Karan gown after recently finishing up work on Breaking Dawn and Naomi Watts sparkled in sheer Stella McCartney.
Gossip Girl's Blake Lively had Karl Lagerfeld on her arm when she arrived in Chanel and Elizabeth Banks dazzled in a gold sequin Tommy Hilfiger. Jessica Alba, who turned 30 just last week, wrapped her baby bump in a metallic Ralph Lauren and posed for pictures with Cash Warren on their way inside. Diane Kruger left little to the imagination in a thigh-baring Jason Wu on the arm of boyfriend Joshua Jackson. SJP paid tribute to the evening's theme of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in a dress by the late artist after first wearing his work to the 2006 Gala. Jennifer Hudson was stunning in strapless Vera Wang, which she accessorized with her bright smile and a side ponytail.
The night wasn't all about light looks though, as there were plenty of ladies donning dark dresses. Beyoncé Knowles sacrificed comfort for fashion in a daring Pucci that barely allowed her to walk, but luckily Jay-Z was by her side to help her up the stairs. Michelle Williams upped the sexiness in smoky makeup and a Miu Miu number and Sofia Vergara's black Carolina Herrera gown was accented by floral embroidery. Rihanna joined the many ladies decked out in Stella McCartney with her lacy black look while Penelope Cruz chose ruffles to accent her Oscar de la Renta creation. Designer Ashley Olsen, who's a staple at the annual fete, was understated in vintage Christian Dior but her puffy ivory sleeves provided plenty of interest.
Red was a hot hue of the evening and Gisele Bundchen started the trend in Alexander McQueen. She shared a little PDA with her handsome husband, Tom Brady, who was looking dapper with his slicked back hair. Jennifer Lopez also brought her man, Marc Anthony, though her bright Gucci was the one getting all the attention. Glee's Lea Michele wasn't the only small screen star in crimson, since her costar Dianna Agron also showed up in the bright color. Kristen Stewart had a different take on the trendy solid look when she stepped out in a sexy Proenza Schouler. The actress was solo on her way into the event since Robert Pattinson's been busy taking care of overseas press duties for Water For Elephants.
Other colors made their way onto the red carpet including Zoe Saldana's cheery yellow Calvin Klein column and Ginnifer Goodwin's bold green cutout dress, which was actually from Topshop! Model Brooklyn Decker contributed to the rainbow in her neon pink Michael Kors after getting ready with friends and Isla Fisher accented her gorgeous hair with a sequined Tory Burch. Emma Stone took a break from filming The Amazing Spider-Man to step out in a floral Lanvin and Eva Mendes was a vision in royal blue Stella McCartney.
There were so many more stylish women to see last night, so be sure to check out the gallery with HUNDREDS of pictures from the 2011 Met Gala. Also, be sure to weigh in on your 2011 Met Gala red-carpet favorites with Fab and Bella's live love it or leave it polls!
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Kristen Stewart looked stunning in a sultry crimson Proenza Schouler gown, which managed to stand out even on the red carpet, at tonight's Met Gala in NYC. She pulled back her hair to expose her back in the gown, which kept her pretty covered up in the front, although it also gives a peek at her leg from the side. It's Kristen Stewart's second time at the Met Gala, though Robert Pattinson wasn't able to join her since he's overseas taking care of the Water For Elephants international press tour. What do you think of it? Weigh in on Kristen and all the rest of the 2011 Met Gala red-carpet pictures with Fab and Bella's live love it or leave it polls!
Gisele Bundchen didn't look worried about her perfect makeup getting messed up by a kiss from her husband, Tom Brady, on the red carpet at tonight's Met Gala in NYC. The supermodel was decked out in an exquisite Alexander McQueen, paying fitting homage to the man of the night. The Costume Institute gala's theme for the year is Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, and she made a statement in the very dramatic gown amid the star-studded arrivals. Tom Brady and Gisele Bunchen were sexy at the 2010 Met Gala, and they were once again among tons of other hot couples, including Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr and Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger. Tom also made a stylish statement of his own by slicking back his hair. Gisele even spoke about Tom's locks, saying of his 'do, "That's his choice! He can do whatever he wants because I'll love it no matter what. Short, long, red, whatever! It's all good!" What do you think of Tom and Gisele's look?
Diane Kruger looked glamorous on the red carpet at tonight's Met Gala in NYC. She was joined by Jason Wu, the designer of her gorgeous slitted gown, as well as her boyfriend Joshua Jackson. Diane also brought Joshua Jackson to the 2010 Met Gala. Diane topped off her hot outfit with a Jimmy Choo clutch and bold red lips. The fashionable fun is just getting started so be sure to weigh in on all the 2011 Met Gala red-carpet looks with Fab and Bella's live love it or leave it polls!