Met Costume Ball

May
2
Met Costume Institute Gala 2011

Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Beyoncé and Jay-Z made a grand entrance at the Costume Institute’s “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 2). All eyes were on hip-hop’s royal couple as they posed for photos together, Jay in a black-and-white tux and his wife in an ornate black-and-gold Emilio Pucci fishtail gown.

The fashion and entertainment worlds collided at the star-studded event, which was dedicated to the late designer Alexander McQueen and featured a performance from Florence + the Machine.

Rihanna turned heads in a revealing black Stella McCartney creation with long red braid, Alicia Keys was the belle of the ball in a Givenchy gown, Kanye West sported a tux from Tory Burch’s new menswear line, Ciara strutted in a Prabal Gurung show stopper, Jennifer Hudson was a fairy tale princess in Vera Wang, and Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige were gorgeous in Gucci.

Check below for more photos from the fashion parade including Keri Hilson, Cassie, Pharrell, Solange, Swizz Beatz, Janelle Monáe, Bruno Mars, John Legend, and more.

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May
5
Oprah Parties with N.E.R.D. and Diddy

Diddy, Pharrell, and Oprah

After co-hosting the Met Costume Institute Gala on Monday (May 3), Oprah Winfrey let loose for some “Hot-N-Fun” with Pharrell, Diddy, and Usher at the after-party at New York City’s Mark Hotel.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour asked N.E.R.D. to perform at the exclusive event, where the in-style crowd sweat through their designer suits and gowns while dancing to the band’s rap-rock hits.

DJ Cassidy worked the ones and twos, as a wild Katy Perry provided further entertainment with her light-up dress. Now that’s a party!

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May
4
Cassie and M.I.A. After the Met Gala

Cassie

After attending last night’s star-studded Met Costume Institute Gala, Cassie changed into something more comfortable, but still preserved her sexy in true Bad Girl fashion. Designer Alexander Wang’s muse M.I.A. also smiled for the cameras while walking the streets of Manhattan with fiancé Benjamin Brewer following the stylish event.

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May
3
Met Costume Institute Gala 2010

M.I.A.

After finally obtaining a visa to return to the U.S., M.I.A.’s first stop was the Costume Institute’s “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 3). The “Born Free” singer arrived on the arm of designer Alexander Wang, wearing his gold and black creation.

The fashion and entertainment worlds collided at the star-studded event, which attracted the likes of Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell, Cassie, and a glowing Katy Perry. Lady Gaga entertained the chic crowd. 12 photos below.

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May
4
Rihanna Is Like a Boy

Rihanna

Rihanna makes a bold statement in a Dolce & Gabbana tux at the Met Costume Ball on Monday. Talk about a comeback. We now know who wears the pants.

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May
4
Ciara Got Back at Met Costume Ball

Ciara

Ciara reveals her “SexyBack” in a black and white Emilio Pucci gown at the Met Costume Ball on Monday. You better work!

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May
4
Met Costume Ball 2009

Amber Rose and Kanye West

What’s black and white and red all over? It’s the stylish pairing of Kanye West and Amber Rose at the Costume Institute’s “The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday.

The fashion and entertainment worlds collided at the star-studded event, which drew the likes of Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, and Ciara.

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