Old-style glamour — especially in black and white — ruled the night air as stars of Hollywood and the fashion world converged on the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual Costume Institute gala, the biggest event on the New York fashion calendar.
IBTimesUK looks at the fashion hits and misses at this year's gala.
WORST DRESSED: Katie Holmes wore mustard yellow, by Marchesa, seemingly stolen from Belle in "Beauty and the Beast" Getty/Reuters Beyonce wore a low-cut beaded black dress with a veil Reuters Lupita Nyong'o wore a short shift covered by a beaded and feathered overlay in bright green, with a matching headband and a bright green clutch. Reuters Sarah Jessica Parker wore an Oscar de la Renta ball gown with a black bodice and flowing white skirt, with a gridlike pattern on the back. In a dramatic flourish, the back hem of the skirt was emblazoned with the designer's name. Parker's outfit, worn with white elbow-length gloves and her hair piled high on her head, divided opinion Getty/Reuters Kate Upton, Lily Allen, Kristen Stewart Getty/Reuters Brie Larson, Rita Ora, Lea Michele Getty/Reuters Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lena Dunham, Solange Knowles Reuters
BEST DRESSED: Rihanna wore a white midriff top with a high jewelled neck, worn with a matching long pleated skirt Reuters Hailee Steinfeld and David and Victoria Beckham Reuters Suki Waterhouse and Karolina Kurkova Reuters Taylor Swift and Charlize Theron (with Sean Penn) Reuters Amy Adams, Kendall Jenner, Gisele Bundchen Getty/Reuters