Met Costume Institute Gala

The MET Costume Institute Gala is fashion’s big night out – a chance for designers and their muses (or favourite celebs) to step out in dramatic outfits that show off their skills whist fitting the annual theme. Over the years we’ve seen superheroes, Schiaparelli tributes, ‘Savage Beauty’ inspired by McQueen and plenty more, and it gets better every time. Join us for photos of all the outfits – you’ll need a while to scroll though all these!

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Met Gala Gallery: Eva and Emily, Gwyneth and more...

Met Gala Gallery: Eva and Emily, Gwyneth and more...

The MET Gala pictures just keep on coming - just when we think we've seen them all another crop of amazing designer gowns crops up. Here's our final gallery (for now) of gowns and dresses from the fashion's biggest gala event.... Read more »

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Karolina Kurkova's golden Met Gala moment in a custom-made Rachel Zoe design!

WOW. That is pretty much all I can say with regards to Karolina Kurkova's jaw-dropping sparkle creation at the 2012 Met Gala . Custom-made by Rachel Zoe (yep, the Zoestar!) Karolina in all her statuesque glory looked... Read more »

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2012 Met Gala: The dark horses - Cate Blanchett, Renee Zellweger & co.

Amongst the glitterati at last night's 2012 Met Gala were a string of dark horses. By dark I mean celebrities who opted to go the black/ink/midnight blue route with their choice gown colour. Sexy, slinky, Gothly - there were... Read more »


McQueen & McQ at the Met Gala - Sarah Burton's petals on Florence & Victoria

Sarah Burton 's MET Gala invitees wore gowns that were all about texture as they represented Alexander McQueen at the event. You've already seen Cate Blanchett's heavily embellished, feathered train , but the real... Read more »

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2012 Met Gala: Christina Ricci is all wrapped up in Thakoon

The Costume Institute's Met Gala just wouldn't be the same without a few talking points. Christina Ricci was certainly one of those talking points all right. The actress brought the drama with her onto the red carpet at... Read more »


GALLERY: Beyonce, Rihanna, Chanel & Tom Ford and more at the MET Gala

It's no surprise the Met Gala celebrating the new Costume Institute exhibit Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli: Impossible Conversations just keeps giving when it comes to red carpet fashion. Celebrities were still... Read more »


GALLERY: The Met Gala 2012 - Anna Wintour and Carey Mulligan kick it off!

It's finally here! The Met Gala is one of the biggest nights in fashion, and tonight will not disappoint. Anna Wintour and Vogue Magazine cohosted the event with the newly married Carey Mulligan. Mulligan was stunning in... Read more »


Has Kate Upton bought her way into the Met Gala?

Rumours are rife that Kate Upton has paid a whopping $25,000 to attend this year's Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum. Page Six is reporting that the Sports Illustrated model put down $25k of her own... Read more »

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Baz Luhrmann to direct Costume lnstitute's Schiaparelli and Prada video

Taking another step into the world of fashion is Baz Luhrmann who will direct a video for the The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2012 exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations .... Read more »


Watch this year's Costume Institute Gala via live-stream!

Now there is no need to sit and wait while the first images from the Costume Institute Gala trickle in via fashion blogs like ours. Because this year's biggest fashion party will be live-streamed straight into your homes... Read more »


Confirmed: Elsa Shiaparelli and Miuccia Prada stars of next Met exhibit

It's official. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has announced that next spring's Costume Institute exhibit will be " Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada : On Fashion." To many, this may seem a bit lackluster after... Read more »


CQ visits 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty'

[Click images to enlarge.] Like many Americans of my generation, I came to be a fan of Alexander McQueen through his work for Givenchy in the late '90s. I had been following the designer long before his death - and then... Read more »

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CQ Gallery: the models of the 2011 Met Gala

On a night that's all about fashion, it's fitting that some of the best red carpet model scouting of the year comes at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. On this night, the model's don't just come on... Read more »


Stars go low rent in Topshop Unique at the ultimate high fashion event

Okay, it's not really low rent unless you actually mean a low price if you were talking about rent. But Topshop isn't a name you hear a lot of on the red carpet at the Met Gala, so it was still pretty surprising that three... Read more »

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Gossip Girls Blake Lively and Leighton Meester hit the 2011 Met Gala

The Gossip Girl ladies were out in force last night with Blake Lively and Leighton Meester rocking two totally different looks. As the new face of Chanel Mademoiselle handbags , it was no surprise that Blake... Read more »

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Met Gala 2011: Alexa Chung is all sparkles in Christopher Kane

Also showing her support of Alexander McQueen's work was Alexa Chung , who attended the Met Gala overnight. As usual Alexa went against the grain of a long floaty gown, in favour of something short and sparkly from... Read more »

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Stella McCartney girls: Madonna, Liv Tyler, Kate Hudson & Rihanna and co.

Every Met Gala we see a parade of Stella McCartney traipse down the red carpet. Indeed, even McCartney herself makes an appearance, and this year was no different. Plenty of celebs turned to the British designer to help... Read more »


Trend alert: Long sleeves at the Costume Institute Gala 2011

Whether completely covered up, cut out or figure hugging, long-sleeve dresses definitely made a statement at the 2011 Met Gala. Mary-Kate Olsen went with a silhouette that almost engulfed her small figure, but the... Read more »


Christina Ricci in Zac Posen at the Met Gala 2011

This is bound to be one of the more talked about dresses of the evening. Christina Ricci certainly rocks this webbed Zac Posen creation... but does she pull it off? While it certainly shows off her body to best advantage,... Read more »


Another contender for best dressed at the Met Gala - Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's nude and black J. Mendel couture gown is certainly a far cry from the sweet girlie dresses the singer seems to favor. It's even head and shoulders above her more fashionable red carpet moments to date! This is... Read more »