Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo

Updated: May 05, 2015 16:03 IST

A string of A-list celebrities glammed up the red carpet of the annual Costume Institute Gala, or the Met Ball, in New York on May 4, the theme of which was ‘China: Through the Looking Glass.'

Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
The red carpet of the Met Gala was jam-packed with impossibly glamorous celebrities, none more so than singer Beyonce who stopped traffic in a Givenchy dress so sheer she might as well have worn nothing.

The annual Costume Institute Gala, or Met Ball, was held in New York on May 4. This year's theme was ‘China: Through the Looking Glass.'
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Rihanna also stopped the Gala dead in its tracks in an exquisite handmade yellow gown by Chinese designer Guo Pei. Her dramatic train swept behind her in a moment of pure red carpet drama, inspiring the hashtag #slayanna.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Amal and George Clooney looked made for each other, she in strapless cherry John Galliano and he in a Giorgio Armani black tuxedo with a wing-collared white formal shirt.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Giving Bey competition was Jennifer Lopez, her famed derriere encased in a jaw-dropping red Versace number.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Jennifer Lawrence made waves in an oriental-inspired Christian Dior black cut out gown with floral bodice.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Madonna hit the red carpet in a Moschino dress that read Rebel Heart, the name of her new album.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
It was a voluminous, kimono-style Balenciaga dress embellished with feathers - with headgear to match - for singer Lady Gaga.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Sarah Jessica Parker showed up in an exotic Philip Treacy headdress, the enormous headpiece reminiscent of the 'phoenix crowns' worn by traditional Chinese brides.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West both chose Roberto Cavalli by Peter Dundas. Hers was a figure-hugging sheer outfit, while he was suited up in black.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Katy Perry channeled her inner punk-rock in a printed black strapless ball gown designed by Moschino.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Anne Hathaway opted for a metallic gold Ralph Lauren hooded column dress.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Katie Holmes debuted a blunt cut with bangs as she dazzled on the red carpet in Zac Posen.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Miley Cyrus wore a black studded cut-out gown by Alexander Wang.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Kate Hudson sparkled in Michael Kors.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Reese Witherspoon made a striking figure in strapless pink Jason Wu.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Selena Gomez was a vision in white Vera Wang.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Kate Beckinsale glittered in golden Diane von Furstenberg.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Fashion risk-taker Diane Kruger gladdened many a style pundit's heart in white Chanel separates.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Kerry Washington wore pink Prada.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Supermodel Karen Elson's fabulous gold and red Dolce & Gabbana took up a lot of red carpet space available.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Rita Ora was ravishing in red Tom Ford.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley turned heads in champagne-coloured Versace.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Cara Delevingne was bold in a black Stella McCartney cut-out jumpsuit and Chinese-themed body art.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Kim's sister Kendall Jenner was a knock-out in green Calvin Klein.
Big Stars, Bigger Dresses at the Met Gala: Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo
Fashion designer twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen wore vintage Christian Dior by John Galliano.

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