The Met Gala is an annual fundraising event in benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York, and marks the grand opening of their annual fashion exhibition. Held at the Met since 1946, the gala is one of the most exclusive events on the New York social calendar and arguably the most notable source of funding for the Institute. In 2013 $9mil was raised, and a record $12mil the following year.

Personalities from the arts, fashion, high-society, film and music attend what has come to be regarded as the fashion industry’s premier red carpet occasion, with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour overseeing both the benefit committee and the guest list.

Guests are expected to dress to match the theme of the year’s exhibit. For 2015, this is China: Through the Looking Glass.

Here are pictures from the event, which took place on Monday the 4th of May. Clearly there were quite diverse interpretations of the theme!

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Rihanna, in Guo Pei

Jay Z and Beyoncé, in Givenchy

Jay Z and Beyoncé, in Givenchy

Kanye and Kim Kardashian West, both wearing Roberto Cavalli by Peter Dundas

Kanye and Kim, both in Roberto Cavalli by Peter Dundas

Alexander Wang and Lady Gaga, in Balenciaga

Alexander Wang and Lady Gaga, in Balenciaga

 

 

 

Anna Wintour, in Chanel Haute Couture

Anna Wintour, in Chanel Haute Couture

Cher, in Marc Jacobs, with the designer

Cher, in Marc Jacobs, with the designer

Jennifer Lawrence, in Dior Haute Couture

Jennifer Lawrence, in Dior Haute Couture

Cara Delevingne, Stella McCartney, Sofia Richie, and Zhu Zhu, all in Stella McCartney

Cara Delevingne, Stella McCartney, Sofia Richie, and
Zhu Zhu, all in Stella McCartney

Kate Mara and Diane von Furstenberg, both in Michael Kors and Kate Hudson, in a dress by the Diane von Furstenberg

Kate Mara and Diane von Furstenberg, both in
Diane von Furstenberg

Michael Kors and Kate Hudson, in a dress by the designer

Michael Kors and Kate Hudson, in a dress by the
designer

Amal Clooney, in Maison Margiela Haute Couture, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, both in and George Clooney, in Giorgio Armani

Amal Clooney, in Maison Margiela Haute Couture,
and George Clooney, in Giorgio Armani

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, both in Calvin Klein Collection

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, both in
Calvin Klein Collection

Taylor Hackford and Helen Mirren

Taylor Hackford and Helen Mirren

Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner

Zac Posen, in custom Brooks Brothers, and Katie Holmes, in a dress by the designer

Zac Posen, in custom Brooks Brothers, and
Katie Holmes, in a dress by the designer

Miley Cyrus and Zoë Kravitz wore Alexander Wang

Miley Cyrus and Zoë Kravitz were both in outfits by Alexander Wang

 

Hannah Bagshaweand Eddie Redmayne, both in Valentino

Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne, in Valentino

Emily Ratajkowski, in custom Topshop

Emily Ratajkowski, in custom Topshop

Liya Kebede, in custom 3.1 Phillip Lim

Liya Kebede, in custom 3.1 Phillip Lim

Dakota Johnson, in Chanel Haute Couture

Dakota Johnson, in Chanel Haute Couture

Lily Aldridge, in Carolina Herrera

Lily Aldridge, in Carolina Herrera

Lizzy Caplan, in Donna Karan Atelier

Lizzy Caplan, in Donna Karan Atelier

Ziyi Zhang, in Carolina Herrera

Ziyi Zhang, in Carolina Herrera

Anne Hathaway, in custom Ralph Lauren

Anne Hathaway, in custom Ralph Lauren

Georgia May Jagger and Alessandro Michele, both in Gucci

Georgia Jagger and Alessandro Michele, both in Gucci

 

 

 

Chloë Sevigny, in custom J.W. Anderson

Chloë Sevigny, in custom J.W. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more pictures, visit

http://www.style.com/culture/parties/2015/met-gala-red-carpet-arrivals?mbid=nl_050515_Daily&CNDID=31011904&spMailingID=7717672&spUserID=NzI0MTA2NzM3NzIS1&spJobID=680503908&spReportId=NjgwNTAzOTA4S0

 

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met_Gala

http://www.style.com/