Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Recap
Posted on Tue May 6, 2008 10:20 AM PDT

KHOLMES050508_05.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The stars sparkled at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala last night in New York City. "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" was the event's theme, and celebrities teamed up with some of the biggest names in fashion for a memorable evening. Giorgio Armani served as this years honorary chair, and George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour co-chaired the event.

Armani outfitted Roberts, as well as Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, David and Victoria Beckham, George Clooney and girlfriend Sarah Larson and Beyoncé Knowles. Holmes wore a floor length red sequined gown with bright blue shoes, Beckham chose a white longsleeve lace dress and Knowles sported a pastel peach toned creation. Fashion icon Wintour wore an intricate long sleeve silver Chanel gown inspired by X-Men's superhero Storm.

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria wore a stunning ruffled burgundy Marchesa gown, while supermodel Gisele Bundchen chose a pastel pink Versace cut out dress. Actress Kate Mara wore a brilliant yellow ruffled gown by Zac Posen, new mother Jennifer Lopez selected a green Alberta Ferretti gown, and Ellen Barkin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen opted for simple yet classy Diane Von Furstenberg dresses.

Newly engaged actress Scarlett Johansson wore Dolce and Gabbana (and a beautiful engagement ring from fiancee Ryan Reynolds), and was escorted on the red carpet by the designers themselves. Rachel Bilson wore a form fitting navy blue Calvin Klein frock, while rising Gossip Girl star Blake Lively wore a black strapless creation from Ralph Lauren. Kate Bosworth wore a Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Haute Couture knee length printed dress, and Kate Moss wore the work of her friend, Stella McCartney. Oscar winner Tilda Swanton wore a short sleeve beige Prada dress, while Naomi Watts chose a pleated white dress with a superhero worthy metallic star in the center.

CLICK HERE to see the photo gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala.
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