The Met Gala: A Lavish Evening

May 17, 2012 Updated: May 24, 2012

The Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7 in New York did not disappoint. Movie stars and fashion icons united in a lavish display of elegance and splendor. The least likely word to describe the evening would be boring.

It was like watching an exciting parade—more glamorous than the Oscars.

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Some of the show-stopping gowns were worn by Amy Adams in Giambattista Valli, Emma Stone in Lanvin, Diane Kruger in Prada, Lily Collins in Valentino, Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan Atelier, Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy, and Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen.

Gold and tangerine were popular colors of the evening, making for a very colorful event.

Spring’s breakout hue for lips—a soft and natural nude—was spotted on several A-list celebrities. It is the perfect choice for those who don’t want their lip color to compete with an elaborate or brightly colored gown. See it worn well by Kristen Bell and Nina Dobrev.

The event was titled “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” for the Costume Institute’s new exhibition honoring Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli. Anna Wintour, who is the editor of Vogue magazine, designer Miuccia Prada, and actress Carey Mulligan chaired the fete.

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