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LONG-SLEEVED NUDE GOWNS
(in Alexander McQueen), (in Stella McCartney) and (in Carolina Herrera) proved how sexy covered up can be in anything-but-demure nude gowns.
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Met Ball veterans – and neophytes alike! – hit the scene in scarlet frocks. From whirling dervish of a gown (Alexander McQueen) to Dianna Agron’s modern Michael Kors column and ‘s old-Hollywood Escada, ladies in show-stopping red abounded.
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LONG-SLEEVED PINK DRESSES
A look so nice, we saw it twice! Brooklyn Decker offset her choppy bob with pink Michael Kors, while Michelle Monaghan selected a similar silhouette in fuchsia by Derek Lam.
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More is more at the Met Ball! Style stars including (in Prabal Gurung), model Natalia Vodianova (in Valentino) and (in Vionnet) hit the scene in all-over plumes.
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Not to be outdone, stylish ladies (in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci) and Ciara in (Prabal Gurung) were to dye for in feathery white confections with a hint of graduated color.
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They don’t call it the fashion world’s prom for nothing! From ‘s organza Alexander McQueen stunner to Jessica Stam’s pink Tommy Hilfiger to Lala Vasquez’s frothy Vera Wang, stars took the opportunity to indulge their girlish whimsy.
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In typical fashion-forward Met Ball style, cut-out columns reigned supreme. Ginnifer Goodwin was an emerald goddess in peek-a-boo Topshop Unique, while Emma Roberts and Kerry Washington dressed to impress in Michael Kors and Escada, respectively.
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Strategically overlaid beading added endless drama to the intricate styles of (in Marchesa), (in Chanel Haute Couture) and Diane Kruger (in Jason Wu).
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Leave it to (in Emilio Pucci) and Christina Ricci (in Zac Posen) to embrace the show-stopping mermaid hem trend.
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BEJEWELED HAIR PINS
From Naomi Campbell’s 1930’s Fred Leighton brooch to ‘s crown adornment (also Fred Leighton), to ‘s vintage Ralph Lauren necklace, which she rocked as a headband, the night glittered with unexpected garnish.
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LONG-SLEEVED WHITE DRESSES
Spring might be upon us, but Hollywood’s hautest stars still love long sleeves. Nicole Richie selected a cut-out vintage design, while Florence Welch (in Yves Saint Laurent) and Leelee Sobieski (in Vionnet) rocked retro-style cinched-waist designs.
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Everyone from Janelle Monae to Freida Pinto (both in Chanel Haute Couture) and Chloë Sevigny (in bowtie-adorned lace), rocked the suiting trend that just won’t quit!