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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-studde
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Sarah Jessica Parker attends the \"Charles James: Beyond Fashion\" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

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.”

Sarah Jessica Parker.Larry Busacca / Today
Bradley Cooper.Dimitrios Kambouris / Today
Anna Wintour.Larry Busacca / Today
Rachel McAdams.Evan Agostini / Today
Jessica Pare.Evan Agostini / Today
Suki Waterhouse.Dimitrios Kambouris / Today
Hailee Steinfeld.Evan Agostini / Today

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.

Emmy Rossum.Charles Sykes / Today
Zoe Saldana.Charles Sykes / Today
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.Charles Sykes / Today
Allison Williams.Charles Sykes / Today
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham.Charles Sykes / Today
Neil Patrick Harris, left, and David Burtka.Evan Agostini / Today
Rita Ora.Charles Sykes / Today
Nicole Richie.Dimitrios Kambouris / Today
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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.

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

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