The Met Gala is the single most important fashion event of the year to spot Hollywood's who's who. The annual ball, which formally kicks off the Metropolitan Museum of Art's yearly Costume Institute exhibit, always brings in a bevy of style stars and of course, some stunning couture. This year, the theme of the night is a tribute to Charles James, America's first couturier.
A look at celebs in their fashionable best and some over-the-top gowns.
Beyonce arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion in New York. (AP)
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