Trust Florence to wear the most intricate and elaborate dress of the night. The multi-tiered chiffon appliqué dress came from the McQueen atelier. Think of the hours the seamstresses must have put in. A butterfly in flight!
Wearing the world's biggest bow on her back, thanks to Thakoon's quirky ribbon dress.
The London IT girl pairs a Marc Jacobs dress with a simple white shirt. Strange combo but it suits her more conservative style - she's no boob flasher!
In a revealing Givenchy lace dress that just covers her modesty. Stunning and so edgy - a look which has become her signature style!
In her Swan Lake Givenchy crowd-stopper - one of those dresses that will remain a conversation piece for years to come. One word: breathtaking!
Truth be told, Kristen looks a tad awkward in this patchwork Balenciaga outfit, but more power to her for championing the shorter skirt with so many floor length feathery dresses about. A true rebel!
Sarah Jessica Parker
The actress covers up Chelsea Flower Show-style in a Valentino dress. Not particularly sexy but so very appropriate given the nature of the event. The J in SJP should stand for Justified!
Carey attended the event with her new husband Marcus Mumford and dazzled in the Barbarella-meets-mermaid dress. Prada, of course!
Anna's dress looks like it features The Terminator's lost arm! It's so very her: a streamlined, straight cut shape with beading detail that cannot be matched by anything else. Signed Prada.
Not at the Met Ball but just out and about in New York. Should knee high socks only be allowed if you are 12 and playing hockey? Maybe so, but we love her for trying!
Here's Britain's craziest dresser at the Dark Shadows premiere in London this week. It's unmistakably Vivienne Westwood, and what better model to fly the eccentric flag for Dame VW!
Paloma's hair needs a special mention first, it looks like the honey pot from Winnie Pooh! She also appears to be wearing a bed sheet… but if she's smiling so are we!
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by Sophie Fontaine