Met Costume Ball

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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May
3
Video: Rihanna Talks Lady Gaga, Alexander McQueen at Met Gala

Rihanna, rocking a black lace Stella McCartney gown, spoke with “E! News” at Monday’s Met Gala. She explained how her custom-made creation came together and her favorite memory of the late designer Alexander McQueen.

“Lady Gaga at the VMAs, that was definitely a big night for Alexander McQueen in pop music and I love that she pulled out vintage pieces instead of the new, more contemporary stuff,” said the funky fashionista.

May
3
Poll: Who Was Best Dressed at the Met Costume Institute Gala 2011?

Jennifer Lopez, Cassie, and Beyoncé

From Beyoncé and Alicia Keys to Keri Hilson and Cassie, this year’s Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was more star-studded than the Grammys. From Ciara’s feathery Prabal Gurung gown to Jennifer Lopez as a fuchsia Gucci goddess to Rihanna’s one-shoulder Stella McCartney head turner, the ladies flaunted their boldest fashions. Which fierce female was the belle of the ball? See all the pics and take our poll below.

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