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The Met Gala 2012: Red Carpet Arrivals

The Met Gala 2012: Red carpet arrivals

All the looks from the red carpet

Described at the Oscars of the east coast of America, the Met Gala is one of the year's most star-studded affairs. This year it celebrated the opening of the exhibition "Impossible Conversations: Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada" with over 800 guests hosted at the Met Costume Institute in New York and a musical performance by Lana del Rey. We caught all the best red-carpet looks for you to peruse in one handy gallery, so get clicking

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Words: Dipal Acharya

  • Anna Wintour

    Anna Wintour

    Trustee and co-Chair of the annuel Met Gala, Anna… More details

    Anna Wintour

    Anna Wintour

    Trustee and co-Chair of the annuel Met Gala, Anna Wintour wears a custom-made Prada gown - described as 'a homage to Schiaparelli' - with gold sequined lobster detailing on the skirt. She is joined by daughter Bee Schaffer

  • Coco Rocha

    Coco Rocha

    Model Coco Rocha arrives in a sunny yellow… More details

    Coco Rocha

    Coco Rocha

    Model Coco Rocha arrives in a sunny yellow trouser suit, courtesy of Givenchy, with her newly-dyed pink hair

  • Carey Mulligan

    Carey Mulligan

    Co-chair and newly wed Carey Mulligan makes her… More details

    Carey Mulligan

    Carey Mulligan

    Co-chair and newly wed Carey Mulligan makes her red carpet entrance, wearing custom-made Prada

  • Lana Del Rey

    Lana Del Rey

    Songstress Lana del Rey channels a gothic mood in… More details

    Lana Del Rey

    Lana Del Rey

    Songstress Lana del Rey channels a gothic mood in a Joseph Altuzarra creation

  • Camille Belle

    Camille Belle

    Starlet Camille Belle gives Gatsby a run for his… More details

    Camille Belle

    Camille Belle

    Starlet Camille Belle gives Gatsby a run for his money in a Ralph Lauren embellished gown

  • Amber Heard

    Amber Heard

    Wearing a custom-made Zac Posen look, Amber Heard… More details

    Amber Heard

    Amber Heard

    Wearing a custom-made Zac Posen look, Amber Heard works the red carpet.

  • Solange Knowles

    Solange Knowles

    Bringing a pop of colour to the red carpet,… More details

    Solange Knowles

    Solange Knowles

    Bringing a pop of colour to the red carpet, singer Solange Knowles wears a marigold yellow creatin by New York designer Rachel Roy

  • Dakota Fanning

    Dakota Fanning

    Bright young thing Dakota Fanning wears a… More details

    Dakota Fanning

    Dakota Fanning

    Bright young thing Dakota Fanning wears a princess-style gown designed by Louis Vuitton

  • January Jones

    January Jones

    Mad Men star Jaunary Jones works the yellow trend… More details

    January Jones

    January Jones

    Mad Men star Jaunary Jones works the yellow trend in an Atelier Versace gown accessorized with Cartier jewels

  • Christina Ricci

    Christina Ricci

    Christina Ricci makes a dramatic entrance in a… More details

    Christina Ricci

    Christina Ricci

    Christina Ricci makes a dramatic entrance in a blush and black lace gown designed by Thakoon

  • Rooney Mara

    Rooney Mara

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara… More details

    Rooney Mara

    Rooney Mara

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara goes for a dramatic black laced number courtesy of Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci.

  • Lea Michelle

    Lea Michelle

    Lea Michelle works a plunging v-neck gown… More details

    Lea Michelle

    Lea Michelle

    Lea Michelle works a plunging v-neck gown encrusted with navy sequins

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

    Sarah Jessica Parker

    Sarah Jessica Parker makes chintz chic in this… More details

    Sarah Jessica Parker

    Sarah Jessica Parker

    Sarah Jessica Parker makes chintz chic in this Valentino creation

  • Eva Mendes

    Eva Mendes

    Eva Mendes spices things up on the red carpet in… More details

    Eva Mendes

    Eva Mendes

    Eva Mendes spices things up on the red carpet in a gown created by Prada

  • Hilary Swank

    Hilary Swank

    Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank provides some… More details

    Hilary Swank

    Hilary Swank

    Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank provides some old Hollywood style to proceedings with this Michael Kors gown and Veronica Lake-esque curls

  • Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson looks ethereal in this tulle… More details

    Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson looks ethereal in this tulle number created by D&G

  • Diana Agron

    Diana Agron

    Keeping up the glamour, Diana Agron opts for a… More details

    Diana Agron

    Diana Agron

    Keeping up the glamour, Diana Agron opts for a stunning green chiffon creation with a retro up-do

  • Michelle Dockery

    Michelle Dockery

    The Downton Abbey star works the red carpet in a… More details

    Michelle Dockery

    Michelle Dockery

    The Downton Abbey star works the red carpet in a golden bodiced gown by Ralph Lauren

  • Jessica Biel

    Jessica Biel

    Another Prada devotee, Jessica Biel works a… More details

    Jessica Biel

    Jessica Biel

    Another Prada devotee, Jessica Biel works a custom made dress from the label's Spring/Summer 12 collection

  • Sophia Vergara

    Sophia Vergara

    In a jewel encrusted gown by Marchesa, Modern… More details

    Sophia Vergara

    Sophia Vergara

    In a jewel encrusted gown by Marchesa, Modern Family star Sophia Vergara makes her debut at this year's Met Gala

  • Clare Danes

    Clare Danes

    Star of Homeland Clare Danes rocks a white gown… More details

    Clare Danes

    Clare Danes

    Star of Homeland Clare Danes rocks a white gown by cult label J. Mendel, accompanied by husband Hugh Dancy

  • Leighton Meester

    Leighton Meester

    Leighton Meester arrives at the Met Gala wearing… More details

    Leighton Meester

    Leighton Meester

    Leighton Meester arrives at the Met Gala wearing a sculpted fishtail gown with tulle detailing

  • Emma Roberts

    Emma Roberts

    Wearing a bright orange gown designed by Escada,… More details

    Emma Roberts

    Emma Roberts

    Wearing a bright orange gown designed by Escada, Emma Roberts gives the cameras her best red carpet pose

  • Emma Stone

    Emma Stone

    Emma Stone makes her red carpet entrance wearing… More details

    Emma Stone

    Emma Stone

    Emma Stone makes her red carpet entrance wearing a delicately crafted prom dress designed by Lanvin

  • Beyonce

    Beyonce

    Showing off her post-baby bod, Beyonce works the… More details

    Beyonce

    Beyonce

    Showing off her post-baby bod, Beyonce works the red carpet in a Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci sheer black gown with dramatic purple feather fringing

  • Elizabeth Banks

    Elizabeth Banks

    Flying the flag for British fashion, Elizabeth… More details

    Elizabeth Banks

    Elizabeth Banks

    Flying the flag for British fashion, Elizabeth Banks arrives in Mary Katrantzou

  • Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz looks statuesque in Stella McCartney… More details

    Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz looks statuesque in Stella McCartney for the Green Carpet Challenge.

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna

    Adding some exotic flavour to proceedings,… More details

    Rihanna

    Rihanna

    Adding some exotic flavour to proceedings, Rihanna wears a snake-skin effect gown by Tom Ford

  • Renee Zellweger

    Renee Zellweger

    Renee Zellweger works a dramatic train on her… More details

    Renee Zellweger

    Renee Zellweger

    Renee Zellweger works a dramatic train on her gown designed by Pucci

  • Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett

    Showing her love for McQueen, Cate Blanchett… More details

    Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett

    Showing her love for McQueen, Cate Blanchett arrived at the Met Gala this year alongside creative director Sarah Burton and Florence Welch

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    The Hollywood siren works a modern look in this… More details

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    The Hollywood siren works a modern look in this lavender coloured Prada ensemble

  • Kristin Stewart

    Kristin Stewart

    The Twilight actress makes a bold statement in… More details

    Kristin Stewart

    Kristin Stewart

    The Twilight actress makes a bold statement in this outfit designed by Balmain

  • Florence Welch

    Florence Welch

    Florence Welch shows her fashion credentials by… More details

    Florence Welch

    Florence Welch

    Florence Welch shows her fashion credentials by sporting this outlandish nude tiered gown designed by McQueen

  • Ashley Greene

    Ashley Greene

    Actress Ashley Greene wears an elegant… More details

    Ashley Greene

    Ashley Greene

    Actress Ashley Greene wears an elegant off-the-shoulder gown designed by DKNY

  • Liv Tyler

    Liv Tyler

    Bringing some continental glamour to the red… More details

    Liv Tyler

    Liv Tyler

    Bringing some continental glamour to the red carpet, Liv Tyler sports an embellished gown by Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

  • Gisele Bundchen

    Gisele Bundchen

    The supermodel-cum-super mum Gisele Bundchen… More details

    Gisele Bundchen

    Gisele Bundchen

    The supermodel-cum-super mum Gisele Bundchen makes her way up the red carpet in an ornate, beaded black gown by Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

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