Met Costume Institute's Star-Studded Gala

Hollywood's hottest stars – from co-hosts George Clooney and Julia Roberts to Katie Holmes and Jennifer Lopez – turn out in gorgeous, daring and superhero-inspired red carpet looks for fashion's biggest night. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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KATIE HOLMES

KATIE HOLMES
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Continuing her allegiance to Giorgio Armani – he designed her wedding dress! – the star goes for all-out glamour in a vintage red sequined bustier and full ball gown from the designer’s Fall 1993 collection paired with striking blue high heels.

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JENNIFER LOPEZ

JENNIFER LOPEZ
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The new mom flaunts her post-baby body in a tiered aquamarine silk Alberta Ferretti gown with an off-the-shoulder beaded neckline. Having equal impact? Her 50-carat diamond earrings and 200-carat diamond cuff courtesy of Lorraine Schwartz.

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GEORGE CLOONEY AND SARAH LARSON

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The evening’s co-host of the “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art makes a dashing duo with his girlfriend, in a vintage black low-backed Giorgio Armani gown.

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JULIA ROBERTS AND GIORGIO ARMANI

JULIA ROBERTS AND GIORGIO ARMANI
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One of the night’s co-hosts is stunning in Cathy Waterman jewels and a silver couture beaded mesh gown by yet another of the evening’s hosts: Giorgio Armani.

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BEYONCé KNOWLES

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The newlywed is the picture of femininity in her pale pink strapless silk organza Armani Privé gown and jaw-dropping Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

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SCARLETT JOHANSSON

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Accompanied by the designers, the newly engaged 23-year-old diverts attention from her custom-made Dolce & Gabbana ivory tulle corseted gown and 19th century Fred Leighton jewels with her own sparkling diamond ring.

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DAVID AND VICTORIA BECKHAM

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While the soccer star goes for a classic tuxedo, his always-daring wife is dramatic in a vintage ivory Giorgio Armani beaded evening dressing coat from the Fall 1989 collection.

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MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN

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The stylish twins team up in custom gowns by Diane von Furstenberg – a little boho for Mary-Kate (in Fred Leighton jewels) and a little sexy for Ashley.

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GISELE BUNDCHEN AND TOM BRADY

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The supermodel flaunts her famous figure in a revealing Versace cut-out gown – boyfriend Brady seems to have no complaints about the view!

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EVA LONGORIA

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The star is all ruffled up in her swirling purple Marchesa gown and Jimmy Choo accessories.

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BLAKE LIVELY

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The Gossip Girl is all uptown chic in her feathered black Ralph Lauren gown, cropped black gloves and Harry Winston jewels.

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FERGIE

FERGIE
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Ka-pow! The singer packs a punch in her bold one-armed black Calvin Klein gown, Cartier jewels and dramatic ponytail.

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KATE BOSWORTH

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The 21 star hits the jackpot in her vintage sequined printed dress from Chanel Haute Couture, Chanel fine jewelry ring and Pierre Hardy shoes.

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NAOMI WATTS

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The new mom is an all-out screen siren in her white halter Thierry Mugler gown, vintage Fred Leighton diamonds and red lips.

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HILARY DUFF

HILARY DUFF
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The singer sparkles in a silver sequined Elie Saab gown and dramatic Colombian emerald and diamond Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

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LIV TYLER

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The New Yorker is a modern goddess in her shimmering black one-shoulder Calvin Klein, loose waves and stacks of Fred Leighton bracelets.

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THANDIE NEWTON

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Taking her cue from the night’s theme “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy,” the fashionable star pairs a floor-length cape with her black lace minidress and diamond cuff – all by Chanel.

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EVA MENDES

EVA MENDES
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The new face of Calvin Klein takes to the red carpet in a sharp turquoise gown from the label, Sergio Rossi heels and David Webb jewels.

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CLAIRE DANES

CLAIRE DANES
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The actress shows off her lithe physique in a fitted black silk crepe Narcisco Rodriguez gown and Harry Winston diamonds, accenting her eyes with dramatic smoky makeup.

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JENNIFER CONNELLY

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The face of Balenciaga wears – who else? – a Balenciaga black and white asymmetrical dress with a dazzling necklace.

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CHRISTINA RICCI

CHRISTINA RICCI
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The Speed Racer star gets a star for effort – a red star on the back of her curvy corseted Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Haute Couture gown and Bulgari jewels.

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DIANE KRUGER

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Forget the long gowns! The German actress shows off her enviable legs in a silver ruched Alberta Ferretti minidress, hot pink heels and Fred Leighton jewels.

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TAYLOR SWIFT

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No trace of a small town girl in this country singer’s Badgley Mischka Couture gold and bronze sequined fishtail gown and matching Badgley Mischka accessories.

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MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL

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Arriving on the arm of designer Peter Som (not pictured), the Dark Knight actress is charming in her purple frock and antique Fred Leighton jewels.

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CAMILLE BELLE

CAMILLE BELLE
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A far cry from her 10,000 BC togs, the lovely actress captivates in her Giorgio Armani Privé aquamarine silk organza gown with Swarovski crystals and Fred Leighton jewels.

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RACHEL BILSON

RACHEL BILSON
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The petite actress goes for the dark side in her high-necked black Calvin Klein dress, Chopard ring, Sergio Rossi shoes and heavy bangs.

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