Last night’s Oscars of the Fashion World – otherwise known as the Met Gala, as long been a testing ground for avant garde looks. Designers adorn themselves with celebrity arm candy for the annual themed fete, which benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Predictably, the gala has also turned out to become one of the best places to catch just-off-the-runway or fresh-from-the-vault looks in all of their glory. Here are some of our favorites from the 2014 event:

  • Beyonce (with husband Jay Z) in Givenchy
  •  Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
  • Emma Stone (with boyfriend Andrew Garfield) in Thakoon
  • Victoria Beckham (with husband David) in her own label
  • Anna Kendrick (with designer Gilles Mendel) in J. Mendel
  • Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa
  • Margot Robbie in Diane von Furstenberg
  • Gabrielle Union in Prada
  • Kendall Jenner in Topshop
  • Blake Lively (with husband Ryan Reynolds) both in Gucci



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(There’s a nice larger gallery from our friends over at Business Insider if you’d like more pics)