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Editors are divided over skintight animal-print Michael Kors creation (worn with Dana Rebecca Designs earrings and a Rona Pfeiffer ring), but we can agree on two things: That body looks insane and that hair defies gravity.
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Another fan of elbow-length gloves, honorary co-chair Beyoncé, arrives in a strapless Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci gown with a paisley-print structured bodice and punky black belt, plus megawatt Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Oh, and the matching boots are everything.
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Ding, ding! Philip Treacy headpiece is the moment you’ve been waiting for. She pairs it with a voluminous Giles Deacon gown, plaid Christian Louboutin boots and Fred Leighton jewelry.
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One of the five reasons we were excited for this evening: big hair. And fulfills our wishes, wearing the silver pompadour with an embroidered high-neck custom Topshop gown, Dana Rebecca Designs studs and a wine lip.
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“It was very easy to say yeah, this is the dress,” shares of her feminine white Calvin Klein Collection halter, which she contrasts with a majorly teased updo and a smoky eye, plus Lorraine Schwartz earrings worth $2.5 million.
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If there’s anything that can manage to steal some of the spotlight off of newly bleached hair, it’s a Valentino dress with tons of daringly sheer panels and furry cuffs from the designer’s 1992 archives.
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Hey , are you wearing skivvies under there? The singer makes us question her in a daring J. Mendel dress with sheer side panels and plenty of black lace, to which she adds crimped hair and tons of Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
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apparently equates pink with punk too. The actress steps out in a bright Valentino Haute Couture gown with an inset of nude tulle around the shoulders, showcasing yes, those would be her tan lines.
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She looks more like one of her Miss Dior ads than a rebel queen, but we love regardless. The actress stuns in a tea-length, navy Dior gown, a Jennifer Behr mini veil and Brian Atwood heels.
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“I want to wear this every day,” gushes of her sheer, netted Marc Jacobs gown, which she says makes her feel “so good.” Wonder how those Billy Idol-style frosted tips make her feel.
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look is deadly literally. The actress stuns in a purple Stella McCartney gown with a matching floor-length, backless cape (yes, you read that right), plus a gold-spiked belt.
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Leave it to to bring one of the biggest punk moments of the night (and leave her pants at home). She makes her mark in custom Givenchy Haute Couture, covering all the bases with her plaid blazer, hot pink Casadei pumps, chains and a black bob.
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is dangerously close to baggy crotch territory in this maroon Stella McCartney jumpsuit. But she makes up for the fashion foul with pretty lace panels and edgy eye makeup.
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“I’m Joan of Arc, the original punk,” jokes of her jewel-encrusted Dolce & Gabbana midi gown, which she pairs with a crown and chunky jewels. (We don’t think she’ll make the list of fashion royalty this time, though.)
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Spend all the time you need focusing on that colorful eye makeup. And when you’re ready, let’s discuss the dress: a multicolor Rodarte gown, complete with voluminous sleeves and topped off with Van Cleef & Arpels cuff earrings and chunky jewels.
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She’s not as daring as her baby sister, but holds her own in a black, sheer-paneled Rodarte creation, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, a Roger Vivier clutch and sleek locks.
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She’s the face of the Italian label’s female fragrance, so it’s no surprise opts for a strapless Gucci Première gown with a full feather-and-organza skirt. She tops off the look with dangling Lorraine Schwartz earrings so long they hit her collar bone.
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One of the night’s co-chairs, Rooney reveals, “I was so happy that the theme was punk.” She proves it with a white lace Givenchy Haute Couture gown, a custom-made creation with zipper detailing down the front and a scalloped hem, plus Fred Leighton jewels.
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Did Vogue’s head honcho punk her guests with the dress code? She opts for a pink floral Chanel gown covered in sequins, plus minimal jewels, but swears she’s not forgoing the theme because “pink is the color of punk.”
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Hello, purple highlights! Kerry goes all out and matches her mane to her lavender floral-print Vera Wang mermaid gown (complete with a statement-making train) and elegant gloves, plus a Roger Vivier clutch and Fred Leighton jewels.
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“It’s not quite punk. I went vintage,” the actress admits, but we’ll forgive her since the Givenchy Haute Couture gown she selected (with Fred Leighton jewelry) is pretty killer with its open back and long train.
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Now this is how you do punk! The actress wears a whole slew of golden paillettes on her custom Tory Burch dress but adds edge with leather trim. And if you weren’t convinced of her affinity for punk, we kindly refer you to her eye makeup and spiky hair.
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matches her spiderweb-patterned Topshop frock to her intricate updo (which required a ton of bobby pins), then adds Jacob & Co. jewelry.
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If abs-revealing cutouts are considered on-theme, sign us up to stand up against the establishment. stuns in Tory Burch, a spiked Christian Louboutin clutch and Jack Vartanian earrings that wouldn’t make it past airport security, plus a voluminous bun.
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An actual mullet (as opposed to a mullet hemline) would have been more fitting considering the exhibition, but we didn’t truly expect the to forgo feminine all together. She wears the high-low Saint Laurent number with T-strap heels, an embellished headband and a box clutch.
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In one of her go-to designers, the sizzles in a hot pink, beaded Balmain creation with a gold belt and basic black Ferragamo pumps. “I feel like I’m wearing armor,” she says of the heavily sequined frock. “I’m a warrior.”
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Finally, some spikes! Cara takes the theme literally in a plunging Burberry dress with daring studded sleeves, plus a killer clutch and heels, also Burberry. She layers on Jennifer Fisher necklaces for even more bling.
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The fashion risk-taker (who says she not only went through a punk phase, but she’s also still in it) goes for a long-sleeve Proenza Schouler gown with a cutout along the shoulder and one major statement piece: an oversize head wrap.
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Our dream punk combo brought to you by . The actress owns the carpet in a plunging white dress with crystal embellishment and a studded, cropped biker jacket (all by Burberry) that we would die to have in our closets. Now, on to obsessing over her do
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Never one to miss the opportunity to remind us to go to the gym, Miranda shows off chiseled abs and enviably toned arms in a black Michael Kors halter gown with a coordinating bandeau bra, plus yet another Christian Louboutin spiked clutch, lots of Cartier baubles and Tabitha Simmons heels.
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There are some mixed feelings over here about high-volume Marchesa confection. The gold detailing around the bodice and waist is pretty, but we wish it weren’t swallowing her awesome bod. The actress pairs the confection with a gold clutch, smoky eyes and a messy half-up do.
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Are we the only ones surprised Gwen didn’t go for something a little more jaw-dropping? But the No Doubt still knows how to make a statement (and make the whole world jealous of her abs) in this cool bow bandeau-like situation and a white skirt, both Maison Martin Margiela, plus a Ferragamo clutch and Fred Leighton jewelry.
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Is this the first time someone has used spray paint to complete her look for the Met Gala? The model revealed that she sprayed it on her hair to complete the look, which is comprised of a silvery floral Louis Vuitton gown, metallic accessories and a Monique Péan statement necklace.
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is more Black Swan than punk princess but we’ll give her points for trying in a black Giambattista Valli macramé and tulle gown with matching pants (yes, pants), plus patent leather pumps also by the designer. The finishing touch? Tons of Fred Leighton diamonds. And a nose ring.
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The Vampire Diaries starlet wins the award for best outfit mashup, wearing a custom Monique Lhuillier lace bustier jumpsuit with a black leather harness, tulle overskirt and Rupert Sanderson pumps.
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Stunning? Yes. Punk? Not so much. The actress strikes a pose in a red silk strapless Alberta Ferretti gown with a gathered side and asymmetric hem and adds black strappy sandals, a matching Edie Parker clutch and some dramatic Lorraine Schwartz danglers.
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We expected something really crazy from the American Idol , but the singer keeps it relatively tame in a blue cutout Tommy Hilfiger dress with a long train and massive blonde curls.
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opts for a somewhat safe black Carolina Herrera key-hole dress, but gets more edgy with her twisted updo, electric pink shadow (which we love!) and Lorraine Schwartz statement earrings.
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Another star who loves to have fun with her hair and makeup, January takes full advantage of the theme of the evening and accessorizes her black sequin Chanel dress with a dramatic eye and head-turning braided hairstyle, plus Nicholas Kirkwood heels.
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At least her Edie Parker safety pin clutch is kind of punk. The New Girl star makes an odd style statement in a preppy seersucker Tommy Hilfiger dress, Forevermark jewels and hot pink lips.
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goes for a sexy, cutout Prabal Gurung gown (check out those abs!) with a dramatic mullet hem, plus Brian Atwood heels and single statement earring by Fred Leighton.
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We have a feeling shopped in her own closet for this ensemble – a pale yellow silk floral jacket with fur trim over a slinky black gown and piles of jewelry.
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Emma brings the drama in her low-cut Donna Karan Atelier beaded gown paired with IritDesign jewelry. She marks one of the night’s biggest beauty moments with her dark smoky eyes and a braided updo.
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Ashley, are you under there? The fashionista takes a big risk (as per usual) in a voluminous orange chiffon dress with sequin flower embroidery.
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There isn’t much to itty-bitty, one-shoulder Anthony Vaccarello design except for the grommet detailing. She accessorizes with tons of David Yurman black diamonds, a black clutch and side-swept waves.
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“My dog ate a safety pin, which was pretty punk,” Lena shares when asked about her experience with the theme of the night. That may be the extent of it, but she proves to be a pro in a black lace Erdem gown with polka dots at the neckline and a ruffle collar.
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The model makes a fierce choice with this Emanuel Ungaro by Fausto Puglisi leopard-print gown, complete with gold butterflies, caterpillars and other insects along the collar and sleeves.
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The fashionista leaves little to the imagination in a see-through Erdem dress featuring sheer sleeves and a ruffle collar. We’re not sure if the black hot pants underneath are in line with the dress code, but we’re into them regardless!
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The tops her cutout leather Jason Wu custom frock with Robert Lee Morris jewels, a Tonya Hawkes clutch, Casadei heels and a few red highlights in her hair.
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Ditching her elegant style for the night, the Girls star vamps it up in a sexy sheer gown by Joseph Altuzarra, but sticks with her go-to wavy do.
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We did a double take when Brooklyn first took to the carpet since she’s barely recognizable with her darker do. The model also turns heads in her Peter Pilotto dress and rhinestone-encrusted Sergio Rossi sandals.
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The model hits the carpet in a black-and-white striped organza gown by J. Mendel with asymmetrical draping at the front, then accessorizes the look with Manolo Blahnik for J. Mendel sandals.
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Christina’s recipe for the Punk Prom = a voluminous plaid Vivienne Westwood dress + fishnet stockings + black strappy Casadei heels + a funky Ferragamo box clutch. And in case you still weren’t sure if she got the memo, she adds a red lip and 200+ carats of Harry Winston diamonds.
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Considering some of the looks she’s pulled off in the past, we were expecting an outrageous ensemble from Diane, but she goes for a simple black lace Chanel gown instead and adds a few hot pink streaks to her hair. Her bracelets are Chanel costume jewelry, and she adds palladium ear cuffs by Jacob & Co. that were made just for the night.
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The actress shines bright in a plunging gold tux jacket by Atelier Versace, which she pairs with Kara Ross jewels and a Brian Atwood clutch, plus “Elizabeth” sandals by Atwood (yes, they were made and named for her). Must be nice.
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Jessica hits a high note in this electric blue peplum top and pants ensemble by Jason Wu. And we love how she takes her look to the next level with heavy blue shadow and dark liner.
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The House of Cards actress opts for a wine-colored Delpozo mini with a heart-shaped neckline and embellishments on the bodice (do they remind anyone else of sea urchins?).
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Someone clearly missed the punk memo. The swimsuit stunner looks ready for a fancy cocktail party in a draped emerald green gown by Diane von Furstenberg.
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Did Kylie and Gwen Stefani coordinate their looks? This singer also goes for a black-and-white ensemble with an oversize bow detail, though her gown is by Moschino – and shows a tad less skin.
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The actress wears a black paint-splattered J. Mendel gown with a Fred Leighton statement necklace and coordinating earrings, a gold Jimmy Choo clutch and sleek pony.
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Another one of our favorites, Lily, hits a home run in this Moschino lace and silk tulle creation adorned with safety pins and metal studs. The best piece? Her badge-and-graffiti-adorned biker jacket (also Moschino).
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The actress covers up in a plum beaded Carolina Herrera gown with a matching belt but wins big beauty points for her milkmaid braids, bejeweled hair clip and dark lips.
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Our favorite part of Hailee’s Donna Karan Atelier gown: the fact that it’s embroidered with gold safety pins. The 16-year-old actress may not have lived through the punk era, but she sure understands it, adding dramatic eye makeup and a bright-pink lip (and Jimmy Choo accessories) to her look.
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The star shows off her toned midriff in a custom ivory Calvin Klein Collection bandeau dress with a sexy crisscross back and black insets.
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Daisy Buchanan trades her Gastby garb for a chic black cutout Balenciaga dress adorned with a large gold safety pin. She swoops her chic pixie across her forehead and tops the look with a smokey eye.
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Rosie stuns in a daring Gucci gown with a sheer netted bodice and metallic satin skirt. She slicks back her hair, adds a bold red lip and accessorizes with statement chandelier earrings.
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Now that’s a faux hawk! Owning one of the most dramatic hairstyles of the night, Jennifer arrives in a black lace gown with a thigh-high split by Donna Karan Atelier, Edie Parker clutch and black platform pumps.
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The actress’s scarlet lace Emilio Pucci gown with its revealing scalloped back matches the red carpet perfectly, but she manages to stand out nonetheless.
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The Mindy Project star wears what might be the most flattering dress she’s ever selected: a plum Lela Rose design, which she accessorizes with a contrasting turquoise clutch and bold Parulina for Gemfields emerald ring.
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Kelly pairs her signature lavender beehive (accessorized with a Jennifer Behr headpiece) with a funky layered Marc Jacobs dress and canary-yellow belt. We love that the front slit lets her Brian Atwood platforms get their much-deserved moment in the spotlight.
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“I still look pretty, but I don’t look crazy,” the Met Gala vet tells PEOPLE of her mixed-print Mary Katrantzou mini. For her 10th year at the party, Karolina dons a one-shoulder frock with slicked-back hair, a bold smoky eye and – duh – a lot of bling.
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Stacy ditches as her date for designer Rachel Roy (not pictured), the creative force behind this studded mini. “I worked closely with her stylist Brad Goreski to create a silhouette to highlight gorgeous gams, Roy tells PEOPLE of the head-turning design.
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The Homeland star gets points for edginess thanks to her heavily beaded Oscar de la Renta gown and smoky eye makeup, but doesn’t commit fully to punk, instead blinging out her look with a geometric clutch and Van Cleef & Arpels jewels.
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We hate to say it, but Marion belongs in the category of stars who punked out. The usually on-point actress steps out in a confusing asymmetrical number from Dior that feels more figure skater than anti-establishment.
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Goth, punk. Tomato, tomahto. In a Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown that looks very hot and heavy to wear, the singer brings her signature style to the red carpet.
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sexes things up in a red Calvin Klein Collection gown with quite the plunging neckline, plus what appears to be a studded mixed-metal dog collar, courtesy of Bulgari, and a Tod’s clutch.