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We’ve just about recovered from the excitement of the Royal wedding with its vast array of stylish guests and, of course, Kate Middleton’s breathtakingly beautiful McQueen gown – but the weekend hit us with more star-studded events as the Met Costume Institute Gala landed in New York last night.

The Met Ball brings the best of the fashion, film and music industry together for a night of fabulous fashion and exhibitions, and this year’s gala was hosted by none other than Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who honoured the late Alexander McQueen with an exhibition called Savage Beauty.

Naturally, the prestigious event is harder to get into than Wonka’s chocolate factory, so we’ve cast our sartorial eye over the fashion elite who bagged a Golden Ticket and strutted their stylish stuff on the red carpet.

Here’s our top 10 best dressed from last night’s Met Ball…


Ashley Green

She may play a vampire in Twilight, but Ashley Green managed to look positively angelic in a custom Donna Karen strapless gown. The nude voluminous tulle was adorned with silver sequins that trailed into a wedding-like train. Teamed with a sleek up-do and touches of sparkle in her ears, clutch and cuff, she looked positively radiant.

Jessica Alba

Always one to look utterly fabulous on the red carpet, Jessica Alba didn’t disappoint at last night’s Met Ball dressed in a custom Ralph Lauren platinum strapless bustier gown covered in a sparkly crystal-encrusted overlay that highlighted her growing baby bump.

Blake Lively

Being the face of Chanel has been a dream come true for this Gossip Girl starlet, and last night she was joined by Mr Karl Lagerfield himself. Naturally, Blake opted for Chanel couture by means of a nude embellished dress covered by silver-lilac a chiffon sash to flaunt her fabulous figure too much.


The bootylicious singer has hit the headlines for weight loss recently, but Beyoncé embraced her famous curves in a fishtail Emilio Pucci gown on last night’s red carpet. Her decadent detailed dress showed her Sasha Fierce side as she adorned herself in black sequins and gold embroidery for real statement style.

Zoe Saldana

We love anyone that adds a splash of colour to the red carpet, and Zoe Saldana did it in serious style. Wearing a Calvin Klein strapless sunny yellow column dress accessorised with a simple gold necklace, we love the bright colour against her skin – she suits pared-down dressing so well.

Gisele 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.

Salma Hayek

Continuing to honour the late McQueen was Salma Hayek, who glowed in a gorgeous gold goddess gown. The subtle one shoulder, cinched waist and rosette detail at the hip suited her petite figure and fabulous curves perfectly. Accessorising only with her trademark wild curls and a bejwelled clutch, she was the belle of the ball.

Gwyneth Paltrow

A fan of the column dresss, Gwyneth Paltrow covered up in Stella McCartney. Her nude gown shone with a subtle sparkle, emphasised by her blonde flowing locks, and she still managed to show off her incredible legs with a risqué thigh split.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley may have clashed with the carpet, but as always, she managed to look utterly stunning. Dressed in a slinky slashed Burberry gown, the rose hue set off her skin colour perfectly whilst the cut out details and daring split ensured she looked suitably smouldering.


Madonna made sure her star power shone in a green-blue Stella McCartney gown at last night’s ball. Whilst the fabric was luxe enough for the red carpet, the back was adorned with a set of sparkling embroidered stars, travelling down to the short train. It’s a tricky style to pull off, but Madge managed to look effortlessly glamorous.

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