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2012 Met Costume Institute Gala

Hollywood’s biggest stars opted for bright and bold gowns at the 2012 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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2012 Met Costume Institute Gala

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Beyonce Knowles attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Beyonce Knowles attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, Monday, May 7, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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Sofia Vergara

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Sofia Vergara attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
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Clad in black

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Janelle Monae attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Cate Blanchett attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Renee Zellweger attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Rooney Mara attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski attend the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Chloe Sevigny

epa03210139 US actress Chloe Sevigny arrives for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2012 Costume Institute Gala benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York, USA, 07 May 2012. EPA/JUSTIN LANE
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Dakota Fanning

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Dakota Fanning attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
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Tangerine mania

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Katharine McPhee attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Kirsten Dunst attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Kristen Wiig attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Kristen Bell attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Ginnifer Goodwin attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
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Florence Welch

epa03210101 British musician Florence Welch arrives for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2012 Costume Institute Gala benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York, USA 07 May 2012. EPA/JUSTIN LANE
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: NFL player Tom Brady and model Gisele Bundchen attend the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Ivanka Trump

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Ivanka Trump attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
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Color wheel

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Julianne Hough attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Emma Roberts attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: January Jones attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Dianna Agron attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Jessica Chastain attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Diane Kruger attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
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Rachel Feinstein Currin and Marc Jacobs

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Rachel Feinstein Currin and Marc Jacobs attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
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Bright white

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Claire Danes attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Ashley Greene attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Melania Trump attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Actress Amy Adams attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, Monday, May 7, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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Kristen Stewart

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Lea Michele

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Lea Michele attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
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Heavy metal

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Camilla Belle attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Cameron Diaz attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Leighton Meester attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Actress Carey Mulligan attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)Jessica Alba arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, Monday, May 7, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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Rihanna

epa03210097 US singer Rihanna arrives for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2012 Costume Institute Gala benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York, USA, 07 May 2012. EPA/JUSTIN LANE
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Gwyneth Paltrow

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Gwyneth Paltrow attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Red on red

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Emma Stone attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)Milla Jovovich arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, Monday, May 7, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Mia Wasikowska attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Hillary Swank attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
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Christina Ricci

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Christina Ricci attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
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Scarlett Johansson

epa03210074 US actress Scarlett Johansson arrives for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2012 Costume Institute Gala benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York, USA, 07 May 2012. EPA/JUSTIN LANE
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Rachel Zoe and Karolina Kurkova

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Stylist Rachel Zoe and model Karolina Kurkova attend the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Amy Poehler

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Amy Poehler attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
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