By People Staff
May 17, 2010 12:00 PM

A NIGHT OF GLAM

At the Met’s Costume Institute Gala, stars honored the American woman

SARAH JESSICA PARKER

Halston Heritage

Was the line’s new president involved in her dress’s design? “Every inch of it. Every seam.”

JENNIFER LOPEZ

Zuhair Murad Couture

Lopez (who arrived with manager Benny Medina) chose a Judith Leiber clutch to accent her sparkling ball gown.

ZOE SALDANA

Calvin Klein Collection

In contrast to the Givenchy she wore to the Oscars, “I love that it was very simple and it wasn’t going to overpower you,” said Saldana.

TAYLOR SWIFT

Ralph Lauren Collection

A sophisticated Swift kissed her gown’s designer on both cheeks and said, “Thank you, Mr. Lauren. The dress is wonderful.”

SEE THE MAKING OF OPRAH‘S DRESS ON PAGE 74

NAOMI WATTS

Stella McCartney

She arrived with partner Liev Schreiber but held McCartney’s hand on the red carpet.

EMMA WATSON

Burberry

“I feel like I’m wearing something that is really Emma,” said the Harry Potter sorceress. “It’s classic but also edgy.”

JERSEY SHORE GOES TO MIAMI

PADDLE-BALL, ANYONE?

April 30

Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio is all grins while goofing off at the beach with Jenni “J-WOWW” Farley.

BEACH BUM

May 2

Never afraid to show some skin, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino gives beachgoers a lesson in the G and T of GTL (gym, tan, laundry!).

READY FOR HER CLOSE-UP

April 30

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi makes some adjustments after moving to Miami.

ANIMAL MAGNETISM

April 28

Vinny Guadagnino gets friendly with a furry local.

SHORE LINE

April 28

Vinny and buddy Pauly D bask in the glow of sun and celebrity on the beach.

GOOD FORM, SOLDIER!

Belgrade, Serbia, April 28

A toned Gerard Butler on the set of Coriolanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

READY TO PARTY

Washington, D.C., May 1

Jessica Simpson and Gabourey Sidibe lend their star power to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner preparty.

KENTUCKY DERBY DUDS!

Louisville, Ky., May 1

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and hubby Pete Wentz opt for vintage threads; skater Johnny Weir goes modern.

DADS ON DUTY!

MMM, THE TAKEOUT SMELLS GOOD!

New York City, April 29

Liev Schreiber and son Alexander, 2, make a new friend as they pass by a local firehouse.

FOLLOW THE LEADER

Venice, April 29

Brad Pitt gets a tow from daughter Shiloh, 3, to a local park.

HONK IF YOU’RE A HOT POP!

Malibu, April 30

Matthew McConaughey shows 21-month-old son Levi what it’s like to be in the driver’s seat.

JUSTIN’S FLYING LEAP!

HANGING WITH THE BIEB

New Zealand, April 27

Globe-trotting Justin Bieber goes from It Boy to stuntman, bungee jumping from the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

WILL THEY BE NEXT?

Scotland, May 1

Kate Middleton and Prince William hear wedding bells, though not their own—yet. They attended the wedding of their St. Andrews classmates Oliver Baker and Melissa Nicholson.

A-TEAM

New York City, May 2

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel still appear “LoveStoned” as they stroll through the West Village.

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT

New York City, April 28

Madonna and a mature-looking Lourdes, 13, hit a Bent on Learning benefit.

MORE JEERS THAN CHEERS

Charlotte, N.C., April 30

Tiger Woods, at the Quail Hollow Championship, missed the tournament’s cut and was heckled by onlookers.

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