The Ultimate Red Carpet

Last night, fashion and Hollywood’s A-list came together at the Met’s Costume Institute Gala for a night of glamour, glitter, and really big dresses. VIEW OUR GALLERY.

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The Bad Boy and the Goddess

Marc Jacobs escorted the very shiny supermodel Kate Moss down the red carpet, in what the Times called “possibly the world’s shortest gold lamé toga” and matching turban.

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Sequins and Lace

Actresses Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, and Kate Bosworth sandwiched designer Stella McCartney, all embodying vintage glam in McCartney dresses.

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Blue Belles

Designer Donatella Versace and megamodel Cindy Crawford walked the carpet in sparkly aquamarine.

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Polka Dot Spice

Victoria Beckham, always the fashion plate, showed up looking like a naughty Lolita in a pink Marc Jacobs mini festooned with bows and baubles.

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Material Misstep

Blogs and fashion critics are already taking aim at Madonna, whose bizarre English-inspired Louis Vuitton get-up (complete with bunny ears) was easily the night's most controversial outfit.

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Peach Perfect

Elizabeth Hurley looked stunning in a long, form-fitting nude gown.

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Rihanna Hall

Perhaps to show how far she's come since the traumatizing Chris Brown incident, or perhaps just to show off her sense of humor, pop singer Rihanna went manly in Dolce & Gabbana.

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Valley of the Doll

Anne Hathaway channels the '60s with a bouffant and a kicky Marc Jacobs taffeta cocktail dress.

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Musician and Muse

Rapper (and fashion aficionado) Kanye West arrived in Louis Vuitton with his new love, Amber Rose, draped in red Carolina Herrera.

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Bringing Sexy Back

Gala co-chair Justin Timberlake with his girlfriend, actress Jessica Biel, who brought the drama with a scarlet Atelier Versace gown.

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It-Girls, Then and Now

The iconic mod model Twiggy poses with iconic new-rave model Agyness Deyn-both blondes can safely call themselves muses.

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Feathers, Feathers, Everywhere

Kate Beckinsale's huge Marchesa number works for such an extravagant night.

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Hot Mama

A pregnant Heidi Klum makes no attempt to hide her bump in silk and organza J. Mendel custom couture.

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The Tyra Show

Model, mogul, and aspiring new Oprah Tyra Banks arrived flanked by designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka, wearing one of the duo's sleek designs.

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You Know You Love Her

Blake Lively, going for pure vampy sex appeal in a deep-cut Versace that shows a lot of leg.

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Double Duty

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen did not disappoint—Ashley arrived looking like a beautiful ghost an ethereal white gown, while her sister took a more Gothic approach in vintage-inspired Christian Lacroix Haute Couture.

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Beauty and the Brady

Newlyweds Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady were the image of a perfect couple at the fete-at least from the outside.

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In Vogue, Literally

Model Helena Christensen wore a cheeky Zac Posen frock bearing the word "Vogue." Escorted by the designer, Christensen told the Times she wore the dress "so I can remember whose party I'm at."

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Tommy Girl

Pop tart Katy Perry takes a time out from dressing like a Technicolor sprite and tones it down with an almost-Egyptian Tommy Hilfiger design.