The stars came out in style for the annual Met Ball at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, this year hosted by phenomenal women Anna Wintour and Oprah Winfrey. The event was to celebrate the new exhibit at the museum called "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity," so a bevy of America's best beauties slipped on their best gowns for the fashion laced fete.
Let's take a look at some of the highlights:
Joy Bryant looked swanlike in a frothy nude silk tulle draped Marchesa gown with a dramatic train, accessorized with diamond drop earrings and an understated black clutch. The belle of the ball pulled her hair into a dramatic bun, showcasing her flawless makeup and glowing skin.
Mary J. Blige went for frothy as well, with a ruffled pale peach gown with a ruched bodice and ruffled details on the front. Her hair could have been a little more dramatic, but she played it cool with a sleek straight style for her platinum hair.
Model Iman looked regal in a flowing black dress with keyhole details and capped sleeves. She brought the somber black look to life with diamond accents, a deep wine colored lipstick, and old Hollywood hairstyle.
Singer MIA is known for her eccentric style, and showcased it on the red carpet for last night's festivities. She eschewed all the predictable tulle and chiffon for a netted look over a black floor length dress. The gold color of the net captured a bit of the glamour for the night while also showing off MIA's quirky personality.
Naomi Campbell made an appearance with boyfriend Vladimir Doronin in a floor length black gown with a dramatic train. She vamped up her look with red lipstick and showed off her softer side with a loosely curled, banged hairstyle.
Eva Mendes hopped on this season's floral trend with a bustier gown imprinted with large roses. The gown's gathered bodice offers a romantic touch , and her nude makeup allows the dress to shine.
Jessica Alba looked like a Grecian goddess in a one shoulder liquid satin frock in pink champagne. She channeled a bit of old Hollywood in a pinned hairstyle and shimmered in diamond jewels.
Actress, singer, and timeless stylista Jennifer Lopez literally glowed in a Zuhair Murad Couture gown accented with a silver leaf print and embellished bustier. She brought the drama with a Judith Lieber minaudiere and a slightly tousled ponytail.
Avatar star Zoe Saldana went for chic simplicity in a one shoulder glittering Calvin Klein gown. She upped the chic factor with a slick bun, large cuff, and gold box clutch.
Kerry Washington looked saucy in a red creation equipped with a slit up to there and a ruched bodice. She accented her look with peep toe brown heels and a sexy pout.
Lastly event host and media mogul Oprah
made an appearance with great American designer Oscar de la Renta, wearing one of his exceedingly elegant designs. She opted for navy blue instead of predictable black, and wore her hair in a crown of curly tendrils. Diamond jewelry and a compact navy blue clutch completed her outfit.
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