The who's who of Hollywood's elite and fashion's most coveted hit the red carpet in New York City for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala Benefit.
Freida Pinto turned heads at the 2011 Met Gala in an ivory silk Chanel gown, accessorized with a quirky black tie and diamond-encrusted collar. It's a daring look, awash with Old Hollywood glam.
Demi Moore was feathery (but some said not fabulous) in a Prabal Gurung black gown. Despite the over-the-top glamour, Demi tweeted about a “fashion emergency”! She attached a picture of herself wearing glasses with her gown with a tweet that read: ”Fashion Emergency: a girls gotta be able to see right?”
Salma Hayek picked a curve-hugging Alexander McQueen gown with a one-shoulder sweetheart neckline.
JLo can hardly go wrong on the red carpet and the American Idol judge looked stunning in a fuchsia Gucci gown. She was accompanied by husband Marc Antony.
New mom Penelope Cruz, who was accompanied by designer Oscar de la Renta, hit the red carpet in style wearing one of his gowns.
Pop legend Madonna picked a Stella McCartney dress accessorized with Cartier jewelry and Sergio Rossi heels.
Rihanna wore a sexy black lace Stella McCartney dress.
Sarah Jessica Parker opted for an understated yet elegant look in a silver crystal embellished gown from Alexander McQueen's Fall 2005 collection. A 60s bouffant completed her look.
Zoe Saldana added a cheery touch to the red carpet in a yellow minimalist gown by Calvin Klein.
Blake Lively, who is also the face of Chanel, wore a beige embroidered dress by Chanel.
Serena Williams tried (not hard enough many said) flirty and feminine in a feathered Oscar de la Renta dress.
Gwyneth Paltrow picked a sequined Stella McCartney gown and nude peep-toe pumps.
Renee Zellweger has won the weight battle and showed off her super-slim body in a sheer gold Carolina Herrera gown.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen picked an exquisite red Alexander McQueen gown. She was spotted with footballer husband Tom Brady.
Lea Michele was another lady in red, opting for a stunning crimson-colored Escada dress.
Model Miranda Kerr looked pretty in a strapless lace dress, she walked in with husband Orlando Bloom.
Claire Danes wore a metallic Calvin Klein gown with Fred Leighton jewels.
Liv Tyler looked stylish in Givenchy.
Leighton Meester wore a Louis Vuitton black cutout accessorized with laced gladiators and dangling triangular-shaped earrings.
Ciara wore a Prabal Gurung dress.
Beyonce in a gold embroidered Emilio Pucci gown, was accompanied by rapper husband Jay-Z.
Mom-to-be Jessica Alba walked hand-in-hand with husband Cash Warren. The beauty dazzled in a Ralph Lauren dress.
Kristen Stewart walked the red carpet in Proenza Schouler red gown.
Ashely Greene shimmered up the red carpet in her Donna Karan gown.
Singer Fergie wore a platinum embroidered tulle skirt by Marchesa. Seen here with actor husband Josh Duhamel.
21-year-old Taylor Swift wore a J Mendel couture Asymmetric Petal gown.
Scream 4 actress Kristen Bell was seen in a Tory Burch antique gold gown.