It was largely a monochrome affair as the British girls invaded the red carpet at the 2013 MET Costume Institute Gala, although you could guarantee no two ladies would look the same!

Model of the moment Cara Delevingne gave the crowds at the Metropolitan Museum of Art a taste of quirky British style, repping Brit label Burberry in a plunging studded gown, whilst best pal Rita Ora looked to Thai American designer Thakoon for her dress; a white number covered in gold chain embellishment with a cheeky cut out waist.

Alexa Chung looked her usual self (that is, pretty yet predictable) in a sheer Erdem number with Victorian ruffles. There's no denying that she knows what works for her, but I find myself wishing she'd change it up a little; what do you think? Whilst Alexa lacked the 'wow' factor, Harry Potter star Emma Watson left me gob smacked: has she been taking style notes from her character in The Bling Ring? I'm not usually a fan of barely-there dresses, but Emma looked incredible in her custom made Prabal Gurung gown with thigh high splits and cut out detail. Model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley also looked flawless (as always) in a magical Gucci dress which featured a net embroidered top and a beautiful satin skirt which shimmered when she walked.

Like Cara, Sienna Miller also looked to Burberry for her outfit, which consisted of a white column dress with draped back and a heavily studded full metal jacket. The new mum couldn't stop smiling on the arm of her fiancé, Tom Sturridge (all together now, awww) but it was her super cool head candy rather than her arm candy that had us preoccupied.

Lastly, Lily Cole...made her own statement as she arrived with original fashion punk, Dame Vivienne Westwood. Whilst I doubt Lily will be topping any of the best dressed lists this year, perhaps she deserves points for the most punk outfit of the evening? Let us know what you think in the comments below.