The steps of The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Met - is hallowed ground. It's where first and second season Blair and Serena ate parfait before class and bantered idly about fodder spotted on Gossip Girl, (xoxo). One night a year however, the hallowed steps of The Met elevate to the ranks of bona fide holy ground.
It is the annual night of the Costume Institute Gala, when the stars come out on the Upper East Side, and this year as ever, the attendees impressed in their Monday bests.
While this season's accompanying exhibition, entitled "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations", drew scores of vintage Schiaparelli and custom Prada looks to the Met Gala's red carpet, we've rounded up the best of all the looks of the evening's crowd.
The Best Metallic
Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren, Michelle Dockery in Ralph Lauren, Carey Mulligan in Prada, and Dree Hemingway in custom Topshop
The Best Colour
Liu Wen in Michael Kors, Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren, and Emma Roberts in Escada
The Best Bohemian
Diane Kruger in Prada
The Best Black
Carolyn Murphy in Alexander Wang
The Best Black and White
Doutzen Kroes in Roland Mouret
The Best Vintage-Inspired
Kate Bosworth in Prada, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry
The Best Lace
Kristen Wiig in Stella McCartney
The Best Sheer
Chanel Iman in Tom Ford
The Best Pastel
Hanneli Mustaparta in Calvin Klein
The Wildest Guy
Marc Jacobs in his own design
The Wildest Girl
Bianca Brandolini D'Adda in Dolce & Gabbana
The Most Colorful
QVC's Lisa Robertson (left) in Forevermark Pave Diamond Studs set in 18k White Gold and a Forevermark Ring and Lori Goldstein (right) in Sonia Rykiel dress paired with an Adrienne Landau feather jacket.
The Most Romantic
Lily Collins in Valentino
The Most Original
Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe, Christina Ricci in Thakoon, and Beyoncé in Givenchy
The Most Daring
Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello