The Costume Institute Gala 2012

Less than 24 hours ago, New York played host to one of the most lavish, extravagant yet suitably fashionable events of the year.

The Costume Institute Gala, an evening in which actors, singers, models, designers and athletes, gather together at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to honour some truly creative and inspiring people. Last year they honoured Alexander McQueen, this year, it was time to honour two of fashions greatest women, Muiccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli.

See our best dressed list below.

Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello

Anna Wintour in Prada

Arizona Muse in Erdem

Ashley Greene in Donna Karan

Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture

Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Chanel Iman in Tom Ford

Diana Agron in Carolina Herrera

Doutzen Kroes in Roland Mouret

Emma Stone in Lanvin

Florence Welsh in Alexander McQueen

Gisele in Givenchy Haute Couture

Jessica Stam in Dior

Joan Smalls in Balmain with designer Oliver Rousteing

Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne in Burberry

Karlie Kloss in Jason Wu with Jason Wu

Kristen Stewart in Balenciaga

Lana Del Rey in Joseph Altuzarra

Lilly Collins in Valentino

Gwyneth Paltrow in  Prada

Miuccia Prada in Prada

Natalia Vodianova in Louis Vuitton

Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan Atelier

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture

Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley in Burberry

Scarlett Johansson in Dolce and Gabbana

Sarah Jessica Parker in Valentino

Stella McCartney

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