The Costume Institute’s Met Gala is one of the most star-studded annual gatherings on the planet, and it stands to reason that the clothes are out-of-this-world gorgeous. The Met Gala’s 2015 extravaganza celebrated the institute’s new ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ exhibit, and fashions followed suit, heralding Asian themes and amazing details.
Click through the gallery below for Savoir Flair’s full list of the best-dressed celebrities at last night’s gala.
Who: Jennifer Lopez in Atelier Versace
Why it works: While this stunning star always opts for body-conscious designs, this look was a bit more full-coverage than usual. Nude paneling kept it just suggestive enough, however.
Who: Beyoncé in Givenchy Couture
Why it works: In a dress that leaves very little to the imagination, Queen Bey proves that she’s in the best shape of her life and steals the limelight from the rest of the stars in attendance.
Who: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Atelier Versace
Why it works: Huntington-Whiteley’s notoriously lithe figure is beautifully accented by the sculptured accents of this prismatic gown.
Who: Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa
Why it works: Delevingne pays clever homage to her name with a collar of studded poppies.
Who: Sienna Miller in Thakoon
Why it works: Miller’s look is somewhere between a tuxedo and a martial-arts costume, but the plunging neckline is firmly modern and extremely sensual.
Who: Sarah Jessica Parker in H&M
Why it works: Not only is SJP rocking a seriously fierce headpiece that lit up the internet with comments, but she’s also wearing an amazingly affordable gown by H&M.
Who: Katie Holmes in Zac Posen
Why it works: Holmes’ homage to the Asian theme is very subtle — her glittering gown is traced along the bottom with cloud emblems, which are symbols from the Taoist and Buddhist religions.
Who: Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren
Why it works: An abundance of glossy gold fabric is a great fit for Hathaway’s autumn complexion and highlights her beautiful figure perfectly.
Who: Dakota Johnson in Chanel Couture
Why it works: While many opted for dramatic gowns, Johnson managed to maximize drama in a tiny cocktail dress.
Who: Diane Kruger in Chanel Couture
Why it works: Kruger took a more casual approach to proceedings, opting for comfortable, feminine separates.
Who: Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Couture
Why it works: Williams proves it’s possible to be captivating in a red gown on the red carpet, especially when you rock a four-foot-wide chiffon ball gown.
Who: Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela Couture
Why it works: Clooney has serious style chops, as evidenced by her jaw-dropping, layered, sculptured look by MM.
Who: Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein
Why it works: Jenner went against the grain by selecting a mint-green, barely-there gown, which assured all eyes and lenses were on her during her red-carpet walk.
Who: Gigi Hadid in Diane von Furstenberg
Why it works: When you’re a natural beauty like Hadid, you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles. A body-conscious red gown was the perfect pairing.
Who: Olivia Wilde in Prada
Why it works: Wilde pursued Old Hollywood glamour for her red-carpet appearance, wearing a gorgeous pink cocktail dress, elbow-length gloves, and a turban for added effect.
Who: Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy Couture
Why it works: Seyfriend looked radiant in one of the night’s most head-turning looks, which featured dramatic architecture built into the skirt’s ruffled layers.
Who: Olivia Munn in J. Mendel
Why it works: This subtly Asian-themed dress was a gorgeous nod to the festivities at hand and a great look for Munn’s figure as well.
Who: Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu
Why it works: Witherspoon selected a classic red gown, which was boosted by sensual accents like a sleeveless neckline and a thigh-high slit.
Who: Emily Blunt in Prada
Why it works: Blunt’s embroidered silk gown and cape were strong contenders for the best-dressed list, both for their thematic elements and their uniqueness.
Who: Joan Smalls in Roberto Cavalli
Why it works: We have no idea how Smalls actually got into this complicated gown, but it looked extraordinary on her, especially with cutouts in all the right places.
Who: Claire Danes in Valentino Couture
Why it works: This was a “dark horse” look, but it really worked with Danes’ milky complexion and nearly-black lipstick.
Who: Jessica Chastain in Givenchy
Why it works: Chastain looked as gold and statuesque as the awards that populate her mantel at home.
Who: Kerry Washington in Prada
Why it works: Washington was pretty in pink at the Met Gala in a gown so wide that it employed it’s own handler.
Who: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture
Why it works: In some ways, Lawrence was one of the most understated in attendance, but her gown was gorgeously cut and infinitely sophisticated.
Who: Dianna Agron in Tory Burch
Why it works: Asian-themed embroidery depicting flying cranes touched on the event’s themes, and the ruched fit of Agron’s gown completed her look beautifully.
Who: Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga
Why it works: Mulligan works modernity really well, especially in this loose-fitting gown with a jeweled neckline and cutaway hemline.
Who: Hailee Steinfeld in Michael Kors
Why it works: Steinfeld looks at least a decade older than her actual age, which isn’t a bad thing considering how statuesque and gorgeous she appeared last night.