The Metropolitan Museum's annual Costume Institute Gala is the most glamorous, fashion forward, star-studded event of the year--it doesn't get bigger, or more directional, than this--and last night's fete was full of all the over-the-top moments we've come to expect from this party. Feting the museum's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibit, the Met Gala drew the likes of Beyonce Knowles, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Ashley Olsen, who all turned up in noteworthy ensembles. Whether these tastemakers paid homage to the punk theme (Sienna Miller's studded Burberry jacket) or stuck to a more classic look (Katie Holmes' elegant white Calvin Klein Collection gown) you'll want to see all the high-octane looks from the highly anticipated event. Click through our slideshow to see What They Wore!
Vintage Christian Dior Couture beaded orange dress.
Vintage Chanel drop-waist dress.
Erdem dress from the F/W 13 collection.
Louis Vuitton dress.
Rodarte blue, red, and black tie-dye silk satin and white 3D double-faced foam gown from the F/W 13 collection; Van Cleef & Arpels Sonatine ruby and diamond ring set platinum, Fil de l’Eau sapphire and diamond ring set in white gold, and Two Butterfly diamond and pink sapphire ring set in white gold and rose gold.
Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci custom black and gray tartan jacket embroidered with silver metal studs and safety pins, shredded fishnet dress, black nappa leather and silver hardware and chains belt, black nappa leather silver hardware gloves, black nappa leather and silver metal chain lock choker necklace, and black studded nappa leather cuffs; Casadei bright prink suede Blade Heels with cream ankle strap.
Thakoon custom ivory silk crepe t-shirt dress with asymmetric top and cutout waistline, laser cut with gold chain embroidery; Thale Blanc clutch in brushed gold leather with gold Swarovski crystlas closure; Nicholas Kirkwood custom cream leather gold studded pumps; Tasaki Riveted 18K Yellow Gold/Japanese Cultured Pearl Necklace, Refined Rebellion 18K Yellow Gold/Akoya White Pearl Earring, and Refined Rebellion 18K Yellow Gold/Freshwater White Pearl Bracelet.
Tommy Hilfiger navy georgette gown with front twist tie with low back.
Anthony Vaccarello black asymmetrical bonded-crepe dress with grommets details; David Yurman diamond Crossover ring, black diamond pave pink ring, diamond band ring, two black diamond band rings, cable coil diamond and black diamond statement ring, two diamond and black diamond and black diamond chain link bracelets, and diamond and black diamond drop earrings.
Fausto Puglisi for Emanuel Ungaro leopard print long-sleeve high-neck gown with gold beaded embellishments from the F/W 13 collection.
Tom Ford dress.
Anthony Vaccarello red leather dress with grommets details from the F/W 13 collection; Chopard white diamond cuff bracelet, emerald-cut diamond line bracelets, white gold bands, white diamond bands, and black and white diamond pave cocktail ring with large chrome center from the Golden Diamonds Collection.
Tory Burch custom black floral laser-cut leather fishtail gown with graphic cutouts; Christian Louboutin clutch and shoes; Fenton hair jewels; Jack Vartanian Glam Leopard Collection 18K White Gold Earrings with Black Rhodium and Diamonds ($6400, 212.988.2881).