Celebrity Fashion, Met Costume Institute Gala

Fashion Police at the MET Costume Institute Gala 2014

Last night saw fashion’s elite assemble on the red carpet for the Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: or “the MET Costume Institute Gala”, as we’ll be calling it for the sake of simplicity. The MET Gala is our favourite red carpet event: it’s not quite “fancy dress”, but the themed nature of the evening allows celebrities and designers to give free reign to their imaginations, so, unlike the Oscars, say, which have become somewhat dull in recent years, the MET Costume Institute Gala provides us with plenty of outrageous and inventive outfits to feast our eyes upon.

Because celebrities have the “dressing to a theme” excuse, it’s hard to accuse any of them of committing crimes of fashion for this event: it would be a little bit arresting someone for their Halloween costume (although don’t think we haven’t considered it…) Nevertheless, we’ve been getting lots of tweets on the subject of “Best Dressed at the Met Costume Institute Gala”, and note with interest the #kristenstewartbestdressed hash tag which some of you have been using in a bid to convince us to crow Kristen as Queen of the MET.

Should we, though? You’ll find photos from last night’s gala below: take a look and don’t forget to tell us what you think of them all. Most importantly: who do YOU think should win Best Dressed?

Oh, and our pick? Karen Elson:

Zoe Saldana

Jay-Z and Beyonce

Karlie Kloss

Jessica Alba

Rihanna

Kristen Wigg

Kylie Minogue

Lea Michele

Sandra Lee

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Lena Dunham

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Emma Stone

Beyonce

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Naomi Campbell

Reese Witherspoon

Anne Hathaway

Sarah Jessica Parker

Lupita Nyong’o

Kristen Stewart

People think Kristen Stewart was best dressed at the MET Costume Institute Gala? And they feel strongly enough about this to start a hash tag – #kristenstewartnestdressed? Really?

Kirsten Dunst

Is that the Death Star on her dress?

Kata Mara

Adriana Lima

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Claire Danes

Taylor Swift

Hayden Panettiere

Leighton Meester

Solange Knowles

Selena Gomez

David and Victoria Beckham

Dianna Agron

Michelle Williams

Brie Larson

Katie Couric

Dakota Johnson

Karolina Kurkova

Emmy Rossum

Lena Hall

Anna Wintour

Elizabeth Olsen

Amy Adams

Blake Lively

Alison Williams

Charlize Theron

Suki Waterhouse

Hailee Steinfeld

Cara Delevingne

Lily Allen

Jessica Pare

Katie Holmes

Dita Von Teese

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