Met Costume Ball

May
6
Frank Ocean Performs at Met Gala

Frank Ocean

Fashion’s elite packed the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala on Monday. As superstars including Beyoncé, Naomi Campbell, David Beckham, and Kanye West looked on, Frank Ocean entertained the well-dressed crowd.

Clad in a black-and-white Givenchy tux, the dapper crooner performed the appropriately-titled “Super Rich Kids” and his Django soundtrack outtake “Wise Man,” accompanied by an all-female orchestra.

“The performance was so amazing last night!” tweeted his mother Katonya, who he brought as his date. “The room, the orchestra, the VOICE! Amazing. Just amazing.”

See Frank perform for the glitterati underneath the chandeliers.

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May
5
Met Gala 2014: Beyoncé & Jay Z, Rihanna, Kanye West & Kim Kardashian, Frank Ocean, Rita Ora, Solange

Jay Z and Beyoncé

From Frank Ocean to Rihanna, the stars dressed up and showed out at the 2014 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday. This year’s dress code was white tie, inspired by British fashion designer Charles James known as “America’s First Couturier.”

Before they walk down the aisle this month, Vogue cover stars Kanye West and Kim Kardashian walked the red carpet in Lanvin.

“On the Run” couple Jay Z and Beyoncé got decked out in Givenchy and held hands as they made their royal entrance.

Rihanna wowed in a white midriff-baring Stella McCartney show-stopper with her hair pinned up.

Performer Frank Ocean was dapper in a white tuxedo, Solange traded her natural hair for a short bob and a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress, Rita Ora was a golden goddess in Donna Karan Atelier, and Janelle Monáe electrified in Tadashi Shoji.

Givenchy muse Erykah Badu rocked the carpet in a top hat and white coat, while fashion killas A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman cozied up in couture.

See all the glamorous looks from fashion’s biggest night below.

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May
7
Chris Brown Attends Met Gala Party After Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Chris Brown

Chris Brown mingled with his fashionable friends at the Met Gala after-party in New York City last night. The “Fine China” singer, who has reportedly called it quits with Rihanna, was seen entering the party with Vogue entertainment editor Jill Demling.

He missed the actual gala because his plane had to make an emergency landing. According to TMZ, he was flying on a private jet out of Burbank when the cockpit filled with smoke after takeoff.

The pilot immediately turned the plane around and performed an emergency landing back at Burbank airport. But Chris was undeterred and decided to board another private jet, missing the Met Gala but making it in time for the after-party, where he hung out with Pharrell and Rita Ora.

A blond Breezy showed no signs of the drama that unfolded as he entered with a smile on his face.

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May
6
Met Gala 2013: Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, J.Lo, Alicia Keys, Miguel, & Frank Ocean

Beyoncé

The fashion was fierce at the 2013 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday. The theme this year was punk, but not all the celebrities adhered to the dress code.

Beyoncé was the belle of the ball in a black-and-gold Givenchy haute couture gown, topping off her regal look with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci also dressed dad-to-be Kanye West and his pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian, while Frank Ocean and Madonna joined them at the Givenchy table.

Nicki Minaj sported curly blonde hair and a blue gown, designed by Tommy Hilfiger. To thank her for her support, the designer gifted her with a Rolex earlier in the day.

Solange was beautiful in a blue Kenzo creation, Alicia Keys wowed in Jason Wu, Jennifer Lopez showed off her curves in Michael Kors, and Rita Ora modeled Thakoon.

See more pics from the biggest fashion event of the year below.

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May
12
Bruno Mars Rocks the Met Gala [Video]

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars entertained friends, fashionistas, and his fellow artists at the annual Met Gala earlier this week. Looking pretty in Prada, the Hawaiian-born heartthrob and his Hooligans had the well-dressed crowd on its feet while performing “Runaway Baby”—complete with James Brown breakdown—and a medley of covers including “Ni**as in Paris,” “Roxanne,” and “Rock the Boat,” as Beyoncé, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, and Rick Ross looked on.

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May
8
Azealia Banks Purrs at Prada Party

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks was a fierce feline at Prada’s Met Gala after-party on Monday. After attending the ball as a guest of designer Alexander Wang, the “212″ rapper changed into a cat mask with matching Prada cat purse and performed at the fashionable affair at New York’s Standard hotel.

“This is the best night of my life,” tweeted Banks, who met Beyoncé earlier in the evening.

“I just met Beyonce and immediately burst into tears. … I’m so embarrassed,” she tweeted. “I had to walk away and gather myself then comeback and tell her I love her.”

The sassy star plans to release a new song called “Jumanji” this week from her upcoming EP 1991.

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May
7
Met Gala 2012: Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, M.I.A., Azealia Banks

Beyoncé

Beyoncé was fashionably late to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala in New York on Monday. Reporters and photographers awaited the arrival of the pop superstar, who stunned in a sheer Givenchy gown with purple feathered train.

Rihanna slipped into a stretchy black Tom Ford dress with Repossi jewelry. “I love coming to the Met Ball. It’s a fun event,” said the “Where Have You Been” singer. “You get dressed up, have some nice dinner, and have some entertainment.”

RiRi is working on a clothing line of her own. “Designing is definitely in the near future for me and we’re working on it as we speak,” she shared. “I can’t really say yet. It’ll be fun and it’ll definitely be things that I love and that are inspired by my personal style.”

Justin Timberlake, who arrived with fiancée Jessica Biel, sang Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend” on the red carpet. Kanye West was handsome in a tux, Solange was beaming in a yellow Rachel Roy dress, Bruno Mars looked dapper in Prada, Azealia Banks arrived on the arm of designer Alexander Wang, M.I.A. rocked long hair and Stella McCartney, and Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz color coordinated in black and white.

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