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Kirsten Dunst's Death Star gown is a Force at Met Gala

This is not the formal gown you're looking for. Unless, of course, you're a "Star Wars" fan, or actress Kirsten Dunst, who chose to wear an elegant black gown imprinted with the second Death Star to Monday night's Met Gala in New York.

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Kirsten Dunst's Death Star dress turned heads at the Met Gala Monday night.

Even on a night when outlandish fashions ruled, from Lupita Nyong'o's net-covered feather dress to Brie Larson's spangly pantsuit, Dunst stood out like a Wookiee in a herd of Ewoks.

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    From Sarah Jessica Parker to Bradley Cooper, Hollywood A-listers donned their best attire for the 2014 Costume Institute Gala.

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    Fashion at its finest: Hollywood A-listers donned their best attire and walked the red carpet at the 2014 Costume Institute Gala on May 5 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    The evening’s "white tie" theme honored designer Charles James, a fashion giant known as the “great American couturier” whose design work from the 1930s to the 1970s redefined society glamour. Take a look at the top styles of the evening:

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    Rachel McAdams wears Ralph Lauren.

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    Blake Lively, in Gucci, with husband Ryan Reynolds.

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    "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" star Emma Stone in Thakoon.

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    Actress Brie Larson in a glittering pantsuit.

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    Actress Marion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture.

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    Katie Holmes in Marchesa.

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    Actress Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera.

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    Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney.

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    "Homeland" star Claire Danes in a vintage-inspired gown.

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    Musician Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta.

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    Rita Ora in a revealing gown.

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    Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Balmain.

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    Actor Bradley Cooper wears white tie.

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    Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.

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    Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka.

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    Zoe Saldana in Michael Kors.

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    Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli.

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    "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester in Emilio Pucci.

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    Lea Michele in Altuzarra.

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    Rihanna wears Stella McCartney.

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    Charlize Theron and Sean Penn.

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    Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen.

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    Johnny Depp with Amber Heard in Giambattista Valli Couture.

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    Erykah Badu tops it off with white.

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    Shailene Woodley and Kirsten Dunst.

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    Nicole Richie in Donna Karan.

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    Lupita Nyong'o in Prada.

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    Model Suki Waterhouse in Burberry.

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    "Girls" actress Allison Williams in Oscar de la Renta.

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    Oscar winner Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein.

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    Janelle Monae in Tadashi Shoji.

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    Siblings Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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    Zooey Deschanel in Tommy Hilfiger.

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The gown, from Rodarte, wasn't the only "Star Wars"-themed gown Dunst could have chosen. Other choices offered by the designer highlight Luke Skywalker, Yoda, C-3PO and R2-D2.

She's not the first celebrity to turn to the Dark Side with her clothing choice. Back in 2009, Kristin Wiig's Emmy gown was so Darth Vader-like that even the official "Star Wars" blog dubbed it "Sith fashion."  And Julia Roberts wore a Rodarte Darth Vader blouse Monday night for an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

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