Met Costume Institute Gala brings out the stars

Hollywood A-listers donned their finest attire and walked the red carpet — but not for an awards show. Dozens of celebrities attended the 2014 Costume Institute Gala on Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Anna Wintour, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams and many more. (Check back for updates as more stars arrive on the red carpet.)

This year’s star-studded fashion soiree boasted a “white tie” dress code, a dramatic departure from last year’s punk theme that celebrated the exhibition, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.”

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Sarah Jessica Parker.
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Bradley Cooper.
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Anna Wintour.
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Rachel McAdams.
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Jessica Pare.
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Suki Waterhouse.
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Hailee Steinfeld.

Each $25,000 ticket will benefit the Met’s Costume Institute, which recently underwent a $40 million renovation and was reopened earlier Monday as the Anna Wintour Costume Center. First lady Michelle Obama inaugurated the center at the ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by a who’s who list of fashion dignitaries honoring the Vogue editor.

This year’s gala was chaired by Aerin Lauder and boasted Wintour as a co-chair, alongside Cooper, Parker, Oscar de la Renta, and Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch.

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Emmy Rossum.
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Zoe Saldana.
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
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Allison Williams.
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David Beckham and Victoria Beckham.
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Neil Patrick Harris, left, and David Burtka.
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Rita Ora.
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Nicole Richie.
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05:  Beyonce attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in... Getty Images
Beyonce

The evening’s “white tie” theme was a nod to the subject of the Anna Wintour Costume Center’s first exhibition, Charles James, a fashion giant known as the “great American couturier” whose design work from the 1930s to the 1970s redefined society glamour.

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Katie Holmes.
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Karolína Kurková.
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Lea Michele.
Lupita Nyong'o Evan Agostini / AP
Lupita Nyong'o.
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Brie Larson.
Taylor Swift. Evan Agostini / AP
Taylor Swift.

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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:

    Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta

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    David Beckham and Victoria Beckham.

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    Actress Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung.

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    Jay-Z and wife Beyonce, dressed in Givenchy.

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    "Mad Men" star Jessica Pare in Michael Kors.

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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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    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, wearing Lanvin.

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    Czech model Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa.

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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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    Kate Bosworth 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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    Actress Amy Adams in Giambattista Valli Couture.

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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 -

    Janelle Monae in Tadashi Shoji.

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    Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen.

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    Siblings Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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    Zooey Deschanel in Tommy Hilfiger.

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