Stars took risks in looks that were more runway than red carpet at the Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4
In Dolce & Gabbana
For her first public appearance since February, the singer went for full-on, menswear-inspired drama in a puff-sleeve suit and cropped locks.
In Marc Jacobs
Sporting dramatic teased hair and bold Van Cleef & Arpels jewels with her purple minidress, Hathaway worked a ’60s Park Avenue princess look.
In Louis Vuitton
Really chic … or ridiculous? The star models an attention-grabbing ensemble in her ruched minidress, thigh-high boots and bunny-ears-like headpiece.
In Louis Vuitton
Playing it much less safe than her preppy Gossip Girl alter ego, Meester goes for a straight-from-the-runway look paired with Fred Leighton jewelry.
In Stella McCartney
The star went for all-out sparkle, gilding a slinky gold dress with Fred Leighton diamonds and rubies and Brian Atwood heels.
SUN AND STARS
THESE CELEBS KNOW HAPPINESS BEGINS WITH SHADES AND A SWIMSUIT
Kauai, May 3
A stunning Julia Roberts keeps up with daughter Hazel, 4, during their family beach day.
SHE DIDN’T GET THOSE ABS ON THE LOUNGE!
Miami, May 3
Kelly Ripa, celebrating her 13th wedding anniversary with Mark Consuelos, kicks back poolside.
Maui, April 29
A stoked Lindsay Lohan catches some waves while vacationing with her little sis Ali.
RAINY DAY PLAY
New York City, May 3
Naomi Watts helps 21-month-old son Sasha hang on to his umbrella.
Santa Monica, May 3
Marcia Cross pounds the pavement with one of her twins.
THAT’S MY BOY
New York City, April 28
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz totes baby Bronx, 5 months, on a sunny afternoon out.
WOW! SHE LOST 40 LBS.
DON’T SAY CHEESE
New York City, May 2
Nia Vardalos, wearing Nili Lotan, reveals her svelte new figure at the My Life in Ruins premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. What’s her secret? Vardalos told PEOPLE: “I broke up with cheese!”
FEB. 22, 2007
MEL’S NEW LOVE
Hollywood, April 28
Two weeks after his wife filed for divorce, Mel Gibson hits the premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine with girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. “Mel has been single for almost three years,” says his rep. “It’s nice to see him getting out and enjoying himself.”
Miami, April 30
How to walk your dog and look great doing it … A buff John Legend strolls with his bulldog Puddy.
BRAD, THE VALET!
New York City, April 29
Brad Pitt at your service? The actor plays an assistant, filming an ad for a Japanese cell phone company.
HER NEW ROLE
Scranton, Pa., May 4
Michelle Williams on the set of her new drama Blue Valentine.