100+ Unforgettable Dresses from the 2015 Met Gala
being the night’s biggest risk taker in a bright-yellow ball gown by Chinese couture designer Guo Pei featuring a dramatic train-cape and opulent fur detailing, plus Christian Louboutin heels and Cartier jewels.
in the “sheerest: a completely see-through Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci custom-made gown with strategically placed colorful crystals, plus, close to 100 carats of Lorraine Schwartz jewels, nude platforms and a sky-high pony.
KANYE AND KIM KARDASHIAN WEST
in a black velvet tuxedo with fringed scarf and wearing a see-through, heavily embellished beaded gown with fringe train (both firsts from Peter Dundas’s return to Roberto Cavalli). Kim adds some sparkle with $2.8 million Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings.
in an ombré sequin dragon design in a super-revealing mermaid silhouette by Atelier Versace with matching red Swarovski clutch and eye shadow.
in custom jade-green side-laced Calvin Klein Collection and Chopard High Jewelry diamond drop earrings.
in a bright red strapless Jason Wu dress, styled with sleek, straight hair and tons of blingy accessories (and PEOPLE got a glimpse inside her jewelry fitting with Tiffany & Co.!)
OLIVIA WILDE AND JASON SUDEIKIS
in a V-neck column gown with studded metallic detail, matching opera gloves and clutch (all Prada), accessorizing with a knotted wrap-around headband, Solange Azagury-Partridge earrings and fiancé Jason (in a Prada tux).
in a wide-armed, voluminous Balenciaga ball gown decorated with 14,000 sheared feathers and hand-embroidered black rhinestones. Balenciaga wedge boots, custom hair combs and Fred Leighton jewels (plus the arm of designer Alexander Wang) finish the look.
in a shimmering gold custom Michael Kors gown with an open back and high neck, plus an Edie Parker clutch, Charlotte Olympia platform pumps and a sparkling Lorraine Schwartz headpiece (which happens to be 100 carats!) around her topknot.
in a formfitting floor-length black Dior Haute Couture dress with a multicolored yoke and beaded bib (plus her new longer locks).
wearing a studded long-sleeve, high-collar Alexander Wang gown featuring major side and shoulder cutouts, and sporting new ice-blue hair to go with her Ana Khouri ear cuff.
in a black Balenciaga trapeze gown, with a circular train, silver chainlike collar, Fred Leighton jewels and black clutch.
wearing a chain-metal see-through Alexander Wang halter dress with a wide belt, plus Chopard jewelry (and her parents!).
wearing a strapless black ball gown with a graffiti-inspired print (and matching paint can clutch) with opera-length gloves – all Moschino. (That pixie cut, we’re guessing, is courtesy a wig.)
makes a statement in a printed Giles mini-dress with teensy pleats and Cartier jewels.
ROBERT PATTINSON AND FKA TWIGS
the newly engaged couple: Robert, in a black tux, and FKA, in a multicolor Christopher Kane gown featuring a funky “Lovers” mosaic design.
accompanied by Zac Posen (in Brooks Brothers) and wearing the designer’s beaded navy ball gown with cutout back details, Chopard jewels – plus a sleek, short new hairdo.
in custom Fausto Puglisi featuring a plunging black velvet top and hand-embroidered sun-motif high-low skirt, and a matching spiked gold headband.
AMAL AND GEORGE CLOONEY
in a bright red custom Maison Margiela “Artisanal” by John Galliano corset top featuring a paillette-covered bodice, with tiered skirt, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and her legendary blowout waves, alongside in white tie and tails.
in a red column Marc Jacobs gown featuring silver studs, plus Chopard gems, a small Judith Leiber clutch and some new, blunt fringe.
in a custom Ralph Lauren Collection gold lamé hooded gown (the fibers are real metal!), Repossi jewels and a Benedetta Bruzziches clutch.
in a custom Givenchy Haute Couture corseted halter dress embroidered all over with gold paillettes, plus platforms by the brand and Piaget jewels.
in a bubblegum pink corseted ballgown with beaded floral detail, bow-embellished shoulder straps and metallic green Mary Jane pumps and clutch (all Prada) plus Harry Winston jewels.
in a silver bustier top with sheer pants (both Chanel Haute Couture), plus fine jewelry by the line – and accessorized with a Judith Leiber clutch, T-strap Giuseppe Zanotti Design heels and fresh flowers in her hair.
in a black, long-sleeve St. John Knits gown with a low open back, Fred Leighton jade earrings, with a Judith Leiber clutch and wearing magenta flowers (to match her lipstick) clipped into her bombshell waves. (See the making-of pics here!)
KARLIE KLOSS AND GIGI HADID
the veteran supermodel shows newcomer Gigi the ropes – Karlie in a black-beaded halter Atelier Versace design with sheer skirt and Fred Leighton jade jewels, and Gigi in a V-neck custom Diane von Furstenberg gown featuring a thigh-high slit, ruby-and-diamond Lorraine Schwartz jewels (worth over $500,000!) and strappy red Christian Louboutin shoes.
in a plunging custom Altuzarra gown with a feathered iridescent bodice and intricately embellished train, plus the best smoky eye (possibly of all time), Giuseppe Zanotti Design heels and Ana Khouri earrings.
in a sweetheart-neckline ball gown with custom graffiti “Rebel Heart” detail, accessorized with a black cape, fingerless gloves and a gold clutch (all Moschino) and a Jennifer Fisher “M” necklace.
in an origami-neckline, strapless hand-embroidered gown with a super-high slit, plus a strappy platform shoe and black clutch (all Kenzo) plus Cartier jewels.
TARAJI P. HENSON
wearing a strapless white floor-length Balenciaga dress with black floral design (which took 120 hours to hand-bead) and drop-down sculptural silver Balenciaga earrings, plus a Fred Leighton bracelet.
in custom ivory Vera Wang Collection with a keyhole at the bodice and black tassel accents at the arms, plus Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a crown of white flowers.
wearing a strapless burnt orange Jason Wu gown that shows off her growing baby bump, accessorized with sparkling studs and a bracelet (all Forevermark).
in a black Stella McCartney jumpsuit featuring a bra top and skinny pant, ankle-strap pumps (also Stella), Cartier jewels and and (fake) floral body tattoos.
in a shimmery, slinky gold Diane von Furstenberg halter dress, Christian Louboutin sandals, drop earrings and bouncy waves.
in a bright-red Giambattista Valli Haute Couture ballgown with a huge tulle skirt, plus black beaded accents at the collar and cuff and Fred Leighton jewels.
in a J. Mendel couture hand-painted halter gown with sleek cutouts and hand-embroidery, plus Cindy Chao butterfly earrings and ring (all diamonds and rubies).
in a high-collar black-and-white embroidered Louis Vuitton minidress, with see-through zigzag arm pattern, plus Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Giuseppe Zanotti pointy-toed pumps.
in a black dress with white floral overlay by Louis Vuitton, featuring long sleeves and sculpted shoulders.