Dita Von Teese wearing Zac Posen
Liu Wen wearing Zac Posen
The inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute will examine the career of the legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978). Charles James: Beyond Fashion will explore James's design process, focusing on his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today. Approximately seventy-five of James's most notable designs will be presented in two locations—the new Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery in the Anna Wintour Costume Center as well as special exhibition galleries on the Museum's first floor. Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The designers which certainly made a major impact on the evening were Oscar de la Renta and Zac Posen. Other great designers which attendees wore included Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Dennis Basso, Donna Karan, Givenchy, Gucci, Hugo Boss, J. Mendel, Jason Wu, Lanvin, Marchesa, Michael Kors, Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Theory, TopShop, Tommy Hilfiger, and Vera Wang.
Suki Waterhouse wearing Burberry
Kendall Jenner in Topshop
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wearing Lanvin
Katie Holmes wearing Marchesa
Hailee Steinfeld wearing Prabal Gurung
Karolina Kurkova in a Marchesa dress and Harry Winston jewelry
The best dressed at the MET GALA Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a Black & White Oscar de la Renta Gown and Fred Leighton Jewelry
Tabitha Simmons wearing
Dolce and Gabbana
Monday, May 5th was one of New York City's biggest night in fashion as the annual MET Gala took place to preview this year's fashion icon and couturier Charles James: Beyond Fashion. This is the night where the elite in fashion, entertainment and publishing come together and spent $25,000 per ticket to be part of the evening. The exhibit Charles James: Beyond Fashion opens to the public on May 8 thru August 10, 2014. Check out some of the best fashions of the night wearing exquisite gowns from today's fashion designers.