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Last night the style set threw on their finest punk’d up couture to attend New York’s annual affair, The Met Costume Institute Gala.

Each year the elaborate event is thrown to celebrate the opening of new fashion exhibitions to be housed in the museum.

In the past we’ve seen the Schiaparelli & Prada” exhibit, “Model as Muse” and “Superheroes” themes.

 

This year the dress code was all about leather, studs and safety pins with the “Punk: Chaos to Couture” display ready to hit NYC.

The Met Ball (aka Gala) is to the fashion industry what the Oscars are to film and this year was no exception, with the  fash pack stepping out in their take on punk era.

As fashion’s most high profile night of the year, only those in the inner circle will receive a exclusive invitation and they don’t come cheap, rumour has it one seat at the private gala can cost up to nearly Dhs100,000.

We want to know what the glamorous crowd get for their dollar…

Firstly, the party is thrown by Anna Wintour – if the prominent Vogue edtrix deems you worthy enough to attend you’ve made it in the industry.

What else? Just about every American designer worth their salt in sequins will be there, with a fabulous guest on their arm dressed in their designs.

The late and oh so great, Alexander McQueen once escorted a tartan-clad Sarah Jessica Parker to the Met Ball, while previous years’ saw Marc Jacobs come with Kate Moss, King Karl arrived with Blake Lively and Tom Ford attended with supermodel Chanel Iman – EW couldn’t think of a better date than the always dapper Mr.Ford!

Intrigued yet? Well, we’ve put together all the standout looks (including the good, the bad and the plain terrible), so see below for who wore what at this year’s Met Gala

168210052Wearing a pretty floral frock, Anna Wintour didn’t follow the theme but why should she? It’s her party after all!

168189756Sarah Jessica wowed in this incredible Giles Deacon creation

168193496Nicole Richie did head-to-toe white, quite literally! 

aaAnne Hathaway went for a risqué black gown with newly blonde locks – we like

168194044Wearing a custom floral Givenchy getup, Kim Kardashian attended with Kanye West

168188220Katie Holmes wore a white Francesca Costa number, dubbed, “the toilet roll dress” 

168190020Queen Katy Perry wore a heavily embellished Dolce&Gabbana frock topped with a jewelled crown. 

168197863Beyoncé teamed her printed Givenchy dress with matching thigh-high boots and gloves

aRosie Huntington-Whiteley went for full-on glamour with an olive gown complete with a sheer embellished bodice.

miniThe mini brigade: Supermodels Gisele Bundchen and Karolina Kurkova both wore teeny tiny dresses for the gala  

168208075A black wig, fishnet tights, studs and tartan, Madonna definitely recieved the punk theme memo

168197839Kristen Stewart rocked a lacy crimson jumpsuit with eye shadow to match

32The boys: Designers Tom Ford, Peter Dundas and Riccardo Tisci looked sharp in tuxedos