Stars shine at the 2012 Met Costume Gala
This year the legendary New York fashion is all about who can sparkle hardest, as the celebrities slip into futuristic fabrics. It is one of the season's most popular trends.
Beyonce was one of the very last celebs to arrive at the 2012 Met Costume Institute Gala in NYC on Monday night, but she was certainly worth the wait! The new mom strutted her stuff in an elaborate Givenchy creation, featuring intricate beading and black-and-purple feathers.
Gwyneth Paltrow had no problems, paying tribute to tonight's hostess Muccia in a stunning short and backless lilac-silver dress that was probably the most elegant outfit on the red carpet at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.
Leighton Meester also opted for metallic Marchesa, this time in gold, it was a bold move from the Gossip Girl star but one that aged her as her youth became lost within the archaic gold filigree patterned lace and giant diaphanous ruffles.
Scarlett Johansson filled out her Dolce and Gabbana fishtale dress admirably, but it’s pale colour blended into the actress's skin too softly and she always shines more brightly in rich colours.