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Met Gala 2015

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The Costume Institute Gala held at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the biggest nights in the fashion calendar.

This year, the celebratory theme was 'China: Through the Looking Glass' which aimed to bring together the ancient fashions of China with the classical Haute Couture of the Western world.

And as always, the Met Gala 2015 was an evening to dress up, with countless designers, actresses, photographers and celebrities turning up to the event in striking gowns, shocking colours and interesting headpieces. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour banned selfies on the red carpet, but that didn't stop the attendees inside snapping away with their famous friends. It was quite a night!

Beyonce dazzled in a sheer Givenchy Haute Couture gown encrusted with jewels by Lorraine Schwartz with her hair in a high ponytail. Jennifer Lopez also flashed the flesh in a beautiful red feathered Versace gown, custom made by Donatella Versace herself while reality TV star and 'Selfie Queen' Kim Kardashian chose a sheer dress by Roberto Cavalli, which also featured plenty of feathers and crystal embroidery. Kate Hudson, accompanied by designer Michael Kors was a vision in gold, model Irina Shayk looked amazing in a violet Versace gown and Selena Gomez wowed the paparazzi in a white fitted Vera Wang column dress.

Rihanna was the highlight of the night for many with her unusual choice of outfit. Instead of wearing a dress, the Barbados beauty stalked the red carpet in a canary yellow cape by Chinese designer, Guo Pei. The cape which took almost 2 years to make, consisted of intricate embroidery and a fur muff which gave way to a huge train covering most of floor beneath her. Lady Gaga wore another unusual outfit which fit right in with the Chinese theme while Solange Knowles opted for a futuristic Giles Deacon number, splitting fashion critics with its unflattering shape.

Anne Hathaway stole the show in a gold Ralph Lauren hooded dress, Kendall Jenner wowed in custom made green Calvin Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker wore a striking red flamed headpiece which looked as though it had come straight out of the Hunger Games and Rosie Huntington Whiteley showed off her slender frame in a beige Versace gown.

Take a look through some of the best dressed ladies below and check out the official 'China: Through the Looking Glass' exhibition at
www.metmuseum.org

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