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best dressed: met gala

starring diane, michelle, and the olsens.

by liza darwin and steff yotka

Time to loosen your corsets, unpin your bustles, and get down to the real business of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala: the best dressed list.

The theme of this year's ball, Charles James' couture creations from the early 20th century, provided some really excellent inspiration for the very on-trend bustles of Taylor Swift and Felicity Jones. Some guests ditched the dress code (maybe they're still stuck on the punk theme of last year?) for ruffles (like Chloe Grace Moretz in Chanel), mod-prints (Michelle Williams in a Louis Vuitton shift), pants (hello, Cara Delevingne!), and plenty of sheer, slinky dresses (ahem Diane Kruger and Beyonce). 

Since we couldn't possibly pick one favorite look of the night, we put all our top picks in the slideshow at right. Check them out and tell us your favorites on




Hailee Steinfeld

Georgia May Jagger

Taylor Swift

Karlie Kloss


Sofia Coppola

Marion Cottilard

Lupita Nyong'o

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Michelle Williams

Anne Hathaway

Lily Donaldson

Nicole Richie

Suki Waterhouse

Cara Delevingne

Shailene Woodley

Elizabeth Olsen

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Allison Williams

Dree Hemingway

Felicity Jones

Alexa Chung

Toni Garrn

Hayden Panettiere

Reese Witherspoon

Anna Kendrick

Leighton Meester


Emma Stone

Kristen Stewart

Gabrielle Union

Dianna Agron

Stacy Martin

Imogen Poots