Celebs and fashionistas playing dress-up? Sign us up. A-listers turned out in droves for the Costume Institute's annual gala Monday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which took on a punk theme this year.
Stars get the greenlight to make daring sartorial selections at the annual event. Some guests lived up to expectations while others fizzled with their own interpretations.
Here are some of our favorite moments from the event.
Beyoncé is fierce. And we expect nothing less from Queen Bey, who served as the honorary chairwoman. Mrs. Carter showed in an ornate black and gold Givenchy gown that looked much easier to walk in than the black and gold-trimmed mermaid-cut Emilio Pucci gown that made headlines in 2011 when the diva had to be carried up the museum's stairs.
Kim Kardashian's floral baby bump is somehow upstaged by her glove-sleeves. The reality TV starlet, accompanied by baby daddy rapper Kanye West, hit the red carpet also in a bold Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci floral dress and matching gloves. Why does this look keep reminding us of "Garden State"?
Jennifer Lawrence pets Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker must have made Carrie Bradshaw proud by donning a feathered faux-hawk from milliner Philip Treacy that just tickled Lawrence to pieces. The "Silver Linings Playbook" starlet got a much closer look by caressing Parker's head right before bursting into a fit of laughter. Fave.
Nicole Richie gets painted, makes Rihanna want to "throw up" (in a good way?). Richie and Anne Hathaway debuted dramatic hairstyles at the event. Richie went silver and even painted her mane while Hathaway dyed her pixie cut bleach blond. Check them out here. But Rihanna was obsessed with Richie's look head-to-toe, posting a picture of her on Instagram captioned, "This bitch makes me throw up!! #bestdressed#2013metgala @nicolerichie." So, barf is the new black?
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