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Eastern Promises


With a spring exhibition entitled “China: Through the Looking Glass,” it is only natural that the red carpet for the opening party be sprinkled with Asian decorative motifs and interpretations of Chinoiserie. And so the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala Monday evening brought out tropes expected and otherwise. Alongside honorary chair Silas Chou and co-chairs Jennifer Lawrence, Gong Li, Marissa Mayer (Yahoo sponsored the gala and the show), Wendi Murdoch and Anna Wintour, there was Sarah Jessica Parker in a fiery headpiece by Philip Treacy (not to mention a poppy-bedecked gown by H&M Conscious), Kate Hudson in a gold sequined, vaguely cheongsam-style Michael Kors number, and Georgia May Jagger in a robe-like concoction complete with phoenix embroidery. Of course, this being a party full of celebrities with spectacularly fit bodies (and equally healthy self-esteem), nudity was an equally omnipresent theme: Beyoncé in Givenchy, Kim Kardashian in Robert Cavalli by Peter Dundas and Jennifer Lopez in Versace Atelier proudly represented. But the unofficial consensus on a favorite seemed to lean towards Rihanna’s epic marigold fur-trimmed, embroidered extravaganza whose train stretched down multiple flights of stairs. Handmade by Guo Pei, who also has two stunning creations in the exhibition, it was one of the few representations of a look by an actual Chinese designer on the red carpet. Riri for the win on multiple counts. Here, all the looks from the gala.

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Rihanna in Guo Pei

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Sarah Jessica Parker in an H&M dress and Philip Treacy headpiece

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Rita Ora in a Tom Ford dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewels with Tom Ford

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Zoe Kravitz and Miley Cyrus in Alexander Wang

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Sienna Miller in Thakoon

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Uma Thurman in an Atelier Versace dress and Alexandre Birman shoes with Andre Balasz

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen in vintage Dior by John Galliano

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Matt Bomer

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Solange Knowles in Giles with Alan Ferguson

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Zhang Ziyi in Carolina Herrera

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Versace

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Vanessa Hudgens in an H&M dress and Gigi Burris Millinery veil

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Sofia Vergara in Marchesa with Joe Manganiello

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Selena Gomez in a Vera Wang dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewels

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Wei Tang and Christopher Bailey

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Miranda Kerr in Louis Vuitton

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Taraji P. Henson in Balenciaga

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Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu and Tiffany & Co

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Tonya Lewis and Spike Lee

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Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis in Prada

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Rachel Weisz in Chanel

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Michael Kors and Kate Hudson in a dress by the designer

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Ruth Wilson in Oscar de la Renta

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Naomi Campbell in Burberry

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Anna Wintour in Chanel

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Wendy Murdoch in Oscar de la Renta

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Mario Testino

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Marissa Mayer

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Lily Aldridge in a Carolina Herrera dress and Brian Atwood shoes

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Roland Mouret and Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Kim Kardashian in Roberto Cavalli with Kanye West

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Francisco Costa and Lorde in Calvin Klein Collection

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Kristen Wiig in Prabal Gurung

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George Clooney in Georgio Armani and Amal Clooney in Margiela

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Linda Evangelista in Moschino

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Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein Collection

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Lily Collins in Chanel

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Kerry Washington in Prada

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Kris Jenner in Balmain

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Karlie Kloss in Atelier Versace

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Katie Holmes in Zac Posen with the designer

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Karolina Kurkova in Tommy Hilfiger

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Karen Elson in Dolce & Gabbana

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Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz

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Jennifer Lopez in Atelier Versace

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Katy Perry in Moschino

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Jeremy Scott and Madonna in Moschino

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Larry David

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Justin Bieber in Balmain with Olivier Rousteing

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Keren Craig, Elie Goulding, and Georgina Chapman in Marchesa

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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

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Julianne Moore in Givenchy

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Josephine de la Baume and Mark Ronson

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Jessica Chastain in Givenchy Couture

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Joseph Altuzarra and Keri Russell, wearing a dress by the designer

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Lauren Bush Lauren and David Lauren

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Humberto Leon, Jessica Alba, and Carol Lim in Kenzo

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Janelle Monae

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Edie Campbell, Jamie King, Jason Wu, and Nicola Peltz in BOSS

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Irina Shayk in Atelier Versace and Emily Ratajkowski in Topshop

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Ivanka Trump in Prabal Gurung

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Hannah Davis and Derek Jeter in a custom rag & bone tuxedo

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Hailee Steinfeld in a Michael Kors dress and Beladora jewels

Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

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Beyonce in Givenchy

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Ansel Elgort in a Tom Ford suit and Beladora studs

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Emma Roberts in Ralph Lauren

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Gong Li

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Gigi Hadid in DVF

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Alessandro Michele and Georgia May Jagger in Gucci

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Gemma Ward

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Elizabeth Banks in Michael Kors

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Diane Kruger in Chanel

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Alexander Wang and Lady Gaga in Balenciaga

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Dree Hemingway in Coach

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Donna Karan and Calvin Klein

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Dianna Agron in Tory Burch

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Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

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Dakota Johnson in Chanel

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Chrissy Teigen in St. John Knits with John Legend

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Chloe Sevigny in J.W. Anderson

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Bella Hadid in Topshop

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Claire Danes in Valentino

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Cindy Sherman in a Chanel Haute Couture dress and Repossi jewelry and Gaia Repossi in an Alaia dress and Repossi jewelry

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Brie Larson in Dolce & Gabbana

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Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

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Chloe Grace Moretz in Coach and a Repossi ear cuff

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Cher in Marc Jacobs

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Caroline Trentini in Atelier Versace

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Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy with Justin Long

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Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo

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Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren

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Amber Valletta

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Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen

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Adrian Brody

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Melanie Laurent

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David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris

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Carina Lau in Schiaparelli

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