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The 2017 Met Gala
For this year's (admittedly tricky) Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala theme, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, stars took every possible approach to the biggest red carpet of the year, from barely there (hi Kendall Jenner) to fully on-message (that would be Rihanna) and somewhere in between (like Blake Lively). Read on to see the best, boldest, most exciting and all-out wackiest dresses from the Fashion Prom.
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wears a conceputal gown consisting of layers of floral fabric cutouts, plus Chopard gems from her collection with the brand and additional jewelry by Le Vian and Dvani, lace-up heels and a high bun.
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JENNIFER LOPEZ & ALEX RODRIGUEZ
go full J.Rod in a classic powder blue caped custom Valentino gown with tons of Harry Winston jewelry and Judith Leiber clutch for her and navy tux with Harry Winston cufflinks for him.
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wears coral Prada with a hand-cut organza neckline and train, and Tiffany & Co. gems.
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wears La Perla Haute Couture (and if you think the front is barely there, wait until you see the back) with sheer Christian Louboutin heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
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makes her Met Gala return (and "comes full circle") in Calvin Klein by Appointment, plus $2.3 million of Harry Winston diamonds.
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wears a golden Versace gown with epaulets and an exuberant blue ombré feather fringe train.
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CHRISSY TEIGEN & JOHN LEGEND
each wear black-and-white — she in custom Marchesa, worn with a Jennifer Behr headpiece and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and he in a classic dinner jacket.
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SELENA GOMEZ & THE WEEKND
make their red carpet debut as a couple — she in a pale pink slipdress-inspired custom Coach gown with visible seaming and tiny appliqués and matching clutch, he in a classic tux with floral brooch.
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attends without wheelchair-bound beau Zayn Malik in a custom Tommy Hilfiger gown, Jacquie Aiche jewelry, Wolford tights and Christian Louboutin heels.
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wears custom blue-and-black Mugler with one structural shoulder and high slit, plus slim dangling Tiffany & Co. earrings and Jimmy Choo heels.
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tops off her custom Stella McCartney one-shoulder gown with a whited-out updo and one dangling Lorraine Schwartz diamond earring.
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wears a Calvin Klein by Appointment trapeze dress with hand-painted multicolor feathers and textured white heels, plus Chopard jewelry.
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wears a custom Alexander Wang catsuit and Bulgari gems.
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wears a silver-and-black patchwork gown by Michael Kors Collection, plus head-to-toe accessories by the designer, and a blunt bobbed wig.
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GISELE BÜNDCHEN & TOM BRADY
put their own twist on the night's theme (the twist being "Whatever, we're hot and we're co-hosts") in a silver Stella McCartney gown with oblique-baring cutouts and Neil Lane jewelry for her and a gunmetal velvet Tom Ford tux and vintage Beladora cufflinks for him.
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MARY-KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN
wear heavily embellished sheer lace numbers for their much-anticipated joint appearance.
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wears an over-the-top Margiela creation with an embroidered veil and hoof boots, plus Lorraine Schwartz jewelry to serve as co-chair.
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makes her Met Gala debut in a bold asymmetrical black-and-white belted gown, funky updo and Bulgari jewelry.
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goes for major drama in a full-skirted, parrot-motif off-the-shoulder Dolce & Gabbana gown, Forevermark jewelry and voluminous curls (that were "runway" inspired, she told PeopleStyle).
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picks a full-skirted Oscar de la Renta ballgown, silver heels and Cartier jewelry.
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wears a camo column gown by Moschino with matching ruffled stole, flak jacket and black gloves.
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goes full superhero in a sheer sequin one-shoulder Versace jumpsuit with massive pailette-embellished fishtail train, Atelier Swarovski jewelry and Jimmy Choo heels.
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wears a high-neck Valentino Haute Couture gown with perforated overlay and pleats underneath, plus Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
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wears a frothy tulle Ralph & Russo number with high feathered collar and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
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wears a plunging black Stella McCartney gown with mesh bodice inset and Harry Winston jewelry.
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wears a rose-pink Versace gown with floral appliqués and fringe at the sleeves, plus a gold box clutch and a platinum wig.
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wore a custom Tory Burch gown with puff sleeves and matching tiered skirt, plus Cartier jewelry.
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wears elaborately ruffled and ribboned Gucci with Cartier jewelry.
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wears a velvet gown with structured shoulders and a silver-lined pleated skirt, plus pearl-trimmed ankle strap heels.
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wears custom tiered blush two-piece Carolina Herrera with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and a mesh headpiece.
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tops off her Vera Wang Collection shorts with military-inspired coat and stacked boots with a super-high bun.
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attends wearing a high-gloss textured off-the-shoulder Zac Posen mermaid gown with a rose-accented capelet (despite having a terrible time last year).
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wears an intricately embroidered gold Chanel gown with feathered skirt, strappy Christian Louboutin heels and Chanel fine jewelry.
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wears a custom red-and-black H&M caped bodysuit with Comme des Garçon designer Rei Kawakubo's face as a belt buckle, plus bracelets by Hearts on Fire, Mattia Cielo and L'Dezen by Payal Shah.
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brings her baby bump to the red carpet in an emerald halter gown with ruffled halter detailing and long train.
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wears a custom Carolina Herrera pants outfit with a giant gathered bow plus Fred Leighton jewelry and Christian Louboutin heels.
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goes goth in black Michael Kors Collection with shredded shoulders and one glove, plus one dangling earring and a mirrored clutch.
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wears a voluminous maroon checked ballgown with a peplum and ruffled one-shoulder neckline that she joked was inspired by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in How the West Was Fun, plus Cartier jewelry.
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wears custom H&M that she says is "important" (find out why) and which features a deconstructed corset and rosette details, plus Piaget jewelry.
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dons a white long-sleeve Tory Burch gown with full, ruffled sleeves and white enamel button earrings (also Tory Burch) with Dries Van Noten shoes.
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picks a periwinkle Old West-inspired custom Erdem gown with a bustle, ruffles and high neck.
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in a Ralph Lauren Collection trench gown that she says required three people to get her into the limo, plus booties and major Jennifer Fisher bling.
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wears a custom Rag & Bone tuxedo with a Lee Savage clutch and David Webb jewelry.
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wears pale blue draped Miu Miu with Fred Leighton gems.
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wears deep teal off-the-shoulder Zac Posen with a mermaid hem and ruffled sleeves and skirt, plus a blingy collar necklace.
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wears a white polka-dot Burberry corseted gown with a bow at the neck and Repossi gems.
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picks a pale yellow chiffon Prada gown with off-the-shoulder sleeves and Piaget gems.
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wears a Carolina Herrera suit jacket as a mini with Forevermark diamonds, a blonde bob wig and black Christian Louboutin heels.
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celebrates Comme des Garçons (for whom she modeled when she was 16!) in an embellished white Prada gown and Bulgari gems.
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has a Marilyn Monroe moment in a pale pink Oscar de la Renta gown with a textured black bodice and black-lined attached cape, plus Tacori jewelry
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wears shocking-pink Chanel Haute Couture with rose accents and fine jewelry by the brand.
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wears super-glam, wrapped-up and beribboned blush and scarlet Marchesa with a platinum pixie wig.
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EVAN RACHEL WOOD
tops off her Altuzarra pants ensemble and Fred Leighton gems with silver-streaked hair and Black Swan-inspired makeup.
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wears an Erdem gown with offset sleeves and two different kinds of brocade, plus Fred Leighton jewelry.
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wears a scalloped, tiered custom Burberry gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
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MARY J. BLIGE
wears La Perla Haute Couture with massive Lorraine Schwartz earrings, ankle-strap heels and an Ethan K clutch.
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wears navy Prada with red-and-black feather cuffs and hem, plus Irene Neuwirth jewelry.
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goes for extra drama in a Ralph Lauren Collection one-shoulder caped cutout gown with scarlet Balenciaga boots, Bulgari gems and a mesh headpiece that prevented her from speaking to reporters!
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wears a puffer coat with a train and Oxfords with cutout heels, plus a Mark Cross bag and Piaget jewelry.
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tops her rose lace Dolce & Gabbana gown with colorful appliqués with a rose floral headpiece
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teams gold-and-black Chanel with white lace-up heels and pink eyeliner.
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MICHAEL B. JORDAN
wears a double-breasted tartan tux by Ralph Lauren Collection with gold buttons and navy suede Christian Louboutin lace-ups.
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wears a high-neck plaid skater dress with pointy black boots (all Louis Vuitton).
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offsets her super-sweet navy and pink tulle concoction with a severe wig and dark lip, plus Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
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FUTURE & JOURDAN DUNN
both attend in bold takes on suiting — he in a tailcoat with a navy silk cravat, she in a pinstripe, ruffled and deconstructed two-piece with an Edie Parker clutch, Stuart Weitzman heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
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wears crimson Carolina Herrera with off-the-shoulder sleeves and delicate David Yurman earrings.
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wears a silver mesh turtleneck dress with flowy sleeves by Paco Rabanne with a Cartier collar necklace and a Lee Savage clutch.
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wears an Oscar de la Renta gown with a black scoopneck bodice and white-and-black floral motif skirt, plus Nirav Modi jewelry and ankle-strap Christian Louboutin heels.
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wears a bright scarlet Ralph Lauren Collection bodysuit/ballgown skirt combo with Giuseppe Zanotti heels, Dauphin gems and an Edie Parker clutch.
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wears a fuchsia-and-emerald pailette-embellished Marni halter gown.
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wears a ruffled, deconstructed button-up with a long train over lace-up pants (all Monse) and ankle strap heels, plus Fred Leighton jewelry and a major smoky eye.
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makes her Met Gala debut in a Calvin Klein by Appointment dress, Tiffany & Co. jewelry and strappy Stuart Weitzman heels.
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wears a suiting-inspired white Diane von Furstenberg gown with black corset, Cartier jewels and red lips.
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FRANCES BEAN COBAIN & COURTNEY LOVE
have a mother/daughter matching moment in Victorian-inspired Marc Jacobs gowns, Lydia Courteille jewelry and red lips (including some artful smudging on Courtney's part).
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wears a draped black-and-blue gown with Lorraine Schwartz earrings.
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goes big (literally) in a rose-print Comme des Garçons dress and black booties
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wears a jacquard tux and smoking slippers by Ralph Lauren Purple Label.
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gets majorly into the theme with a cranberry drawstring-accented Monse dress with one sleeve, Swarovski embellishemnts and a high slit, plus a large floral headpiece and jewelry by Fred Leighton and Jennfier Fisher.
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wears a shimmery, abstract-stripe sea green and chartreuse Marc Jacobs column and blingy hoops.
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wears an H&M Conscious Collection dress with strands of beads serving as fringe.
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wears polka-dot Diane von Furstenberg with a slim-lapel halter and a clutch by the brand, plus Monique Péan jewelry
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TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
wears a blue brocade coatdress with an exaggerated collar, and a Charlotte Chenais ring with an Edie Parker clutch and chain-link strappy Christian Louboutin heels.
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goes extra-mod in an optical illusion Michael Kors Collection column gown, jewelry by Jennifer Fisher and Established, and white Jimmy Choo clutch.
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jokes to PeopleStyle the most complicated part of her outfit was "figuring out how to adjust my breasts into some kind of a bra" in her off-the-shoulder navy sequin Atelier Prabal Gurung gown with fringe hem, worn with Monique Péan and Jacob & Co. jewelry.
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wears a trompe l'oeil shrunken tux jacket with cropped black pants and white boots.
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wears a '20s-inspired eggshell Chanel gown with silver details and fine jewelry by the brand.
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wears a lipstick-red Diane von Furstenberg gown with lace trim and a pink stole, plus Monique Péan jewelry.
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DIDDY & CASSIE
go doubly over-the-top and joke "We dress like this on the weekly" in a full ballgown and starburst-accented cape.
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finishes off her one-shoulder Thom Browne gown with a platinum updo, Buccellati ring, Sophia Webster booties and a striped Thom Browne clutch.
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channels Game of Thrones chic in a white-and-silver lace Louis Vuitton gown with gold panels on the bodice.
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carries his newly-shorn hair as a clutch to go with his navy overcoat and shiny boots.
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wears an off-the-shoulder crimson taffeta gown by Brock Collection with draped bodice and golden cuffs.
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wears a custom silk burgundy pinstripe suit by H&M.
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wears a black sequin Louis Vuitton gown with red sequin stripe and chain detailing, plus shiny black boots, Repossi jewelry and a low messy bun.
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wears a classic white dinner jacket and tuxedo pants by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture.
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adds an elegant gold collar to a navy column with a sculptural cutout bodice and polka-dot train, plus Cartier jewlery.
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does her model thing in a slinky scarlet Topshop gown with chain trim, matching Stuart Weitzman heels and a faux lip ring (and other jewels, also by Anita Ko).
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wears a shimmery gold column gown with matching accessories and Cartier jewelry.
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teams a plunging, high-slit black Alberta Ferretti ballgown with crystal-accented Giuseppe Zanotti Design sandals and dazzling Chopard earrings.
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makes her Met Gala debut in a silver beaded Topshop gown, Lee Savage clutch and geometric necklace.
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wears baby-pink Lanvin with long sleeves and a satin halter bodice.
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cinches a black jacket worn over a flowing skirt and adds a beret (all Dior) with Repossi gems and wine lips.
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PHARRELL WILLIAMS & HELEN LASICHANH
serves as the night's cohost in jeans and a moto jacket, as well as his plus-one in Comme des Garçons, the honored brand.
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LA LA ANTHONY
brings the drama (and attends solo) in a sheer navy Thai Nguyen Atelier gown with sequin zigzags and matching drop earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.
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tells PeopleStyle that she and Candice Swanepoel are having a "mom's night out," which she celebrates in a white Topshop gown with spaghetti straps and a keyhole cutout, plus lots of Harry Winston jewels.
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steps out post-baby in a corseted black Topshop ballgown and delicate Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
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YOLANDA & ANWAR HADID
made it a family night out in custom Tommy Hilfger ensmbles.
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debuts her engagement ring in an ivory watercolor Alexander McQueen gown with patchwork print, plus a wreath necklace and drop earrings.
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wears a navy crop top and rosette-embellished ballgown skirt by Christian Siriano.
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wears a plunging lamé Topshop gown with a jacket worn off the shoulders, with jewelry by Messika and Tacori.
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