It was a fashionably lavish affair for Hollywood celebrities who dressed to the nines for the most exclusive fashion event of the year: The Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, 2012. From avant-garde sartorial selections to downright foul fashion plays, the glitzy night saw umpteenth fearless fashion with celebs donning their swankiest best. While Camila Belle rocked the night with her flawless look in Ralph Lauren, Beyonce's ruffled gown looked somewhat fashionably indisputable and the ace designer, Marc Jacobs and his incredibly weird ensemble made an impact for all the bizarre reasons. Here, we have rounded up all the frocks and shocks of this year MET Gala event exclusively for you. Take a look.
The mesmerizing beauty wore an exquisite lilac Prada dress, which she perfectly accessorized with Prada shoes and Anna Hu hoop earrings. Need we say more? She ruled the night and looked every inch the glamor queen!
Jessica Alba dipped into the shimmery metallic shade by embracing a bright and glamorous Micheal Kors's pleated gown. The beautiful figure-hugging gown was dripped in precious gold and Grecian pleats that elevated the style of the Hollywood sweetheart.
Had Eva Mendes been more cautious about her silhouette, she wouldn't have ended up in the worst dressed list! Though her peplum tangerine Prada gown was fab-n-glam all the way, the silhouette lent the actress a boxy figure and, consequently, downplayed her envious curves.
Treading the same "been-there-done-that" boulevard like Eva Mendes', Mary-Kate Olsen looked all swamped up in her heavy black, The Row gown that featured long sleeves. That loosely fitted gown did no favor to the actress, as she looked years older than her age.
Here's one actress who hardly looks unfashionable especially when it comes to red carpets. It could have been the jinx that worked against her. Otherwise, she shouldn't have let us down in her pumpkin-colored dress by Rodarte, which was accessorized with Neil Lane jewelries. Kristen's dress didn't look event appropriate. What do you think?
January Jones gussied up for the fashion biggest night in an ultra-chic yellow Versace gown. Giving her look a vintage touch, the hot Hollywood mama chose vintage Cartier jewelries that added to her fashionable ensemble.
Camilla Belle looked belle of the ball in a killer Ralph Laurne's ivory, tulle and beaded dress. The beautiful actress looked simple and sophisticated, as she added the hint of punch to her understated ensemble with a bright Gothic lip.
Ever since Beyonce decked up for the MET Gala event, there have quite a stir in the fashion alley. Whilst some critics regarded her dress okish, some couldn't digest her utterly shocking dress. The new mom slipped into a racy Givenchy haute couture dress, which boasted a see-through silhouette and a purple feather long train. Leaving little to the imagination from behind, the songstress showed off her sexy booty on the red carpet like a pro.
Just because she was recently named the best dressed Hollywood celeb doesn't mean K-Stew can exempt from any possible style misfire. The actress wore a Balenciaga dress by Nicolas Ghesquiere to the Gala, which was a unsuccessful approach at psychedelic fashion. It seemed like there wasn't any Kristen at the event who nailed the look with her stylish wardrobe.
The gorgeous actress opted for a beautifully beaded Dolce & Gabbana gown to hit the MET Gala's red carpet. Though she didn't get to rock feminine looks in her recently released "The Avengers", the actress managed to channel the ladylike silhouette in her elegant D&G gown.
Baring no resemblance to her recently posted Twitter and Instagram pics, Rihanna looked stunning in her crocodile applique gown by Tom Ford. The stylish black dress allowed the edgy crooner to showcase her assets from behind.
In between all the worst and good outfits of the night, there was one outfit that was the show stealer for all the wrong reasons. Marc Jacobs, paying tribute to Mui Mui and Prada, wore a pair of silk boxers that was placed underneath a long lace sheath. To top it off his outrageous ensemble, the designer opted for an edgy pair of buckled shoes. Now, that's something surreal!