The Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the fashion world's version of prom, and like all of us on that big night, our favorite style stars put a lot in to getting all dressed up. With the formal dress code at this year's event, Charles James: Beyond Fashion , we've been preparing for exquisite ball gowns on the red carpet and behind the scenes. Although there have been plenty of gorgeous gowns over the years , get ready for an elegance overload.
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Suki rocked some surprisingly edgy shoes under her dress.
Naomi took to the streets in a gorgeous Givenchy  gown.
Beyoncé and Jay Z
Beyoncé peered out from under a dramatic headpiece.
Charlize had the giggles while walking through the Met with Sean Penn .
Karlie Kloss, Zooey Deschanel, and Taylor Swift
There's nothing more elegant than a long train.
Solange Knowles, Beyoncé, and Lupita Nyong'o
This chic threesome were all smiles after the event.
Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashain
These dashing sisters shared a moment.
Nicole Richie, Cara Delevingne, Zooey Deschanel, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, and Hayden Panettiere
These Met Gala girls just wanna have fun.
Cara Delevingne and Lily Allen
Cara and Lily got goofy in the Met bathroom.
Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift
Makeup artist Pat McGrath caught these beauties sharing the love.
Anna borrowed this showstopping topper.
Chrissy stocked up on some very necessary snacks.
Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Kate Bosworth, and Stella McCartney
This gorgeous group paused to snap a selfie.
Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss
These two puckered up for a pouty shot.
Nicole's sparkling eye makeup was like a fine layer of pixie dust.
Shailene Woodley and Lena Dunham
This dynamic duo got silly on the red carpet.
This colorful gown got its big reveal.
Before the Met Gala, Kirsten showed off her dark eye makeup.
Rosie paired stick-straight hair with sexy cat-eye makeup.
Hairstylist Keith Carpenter caught a candid of Shailene all dolled up.
This bright ball gown was actually Topshop .
Kate opted to finish her outfit with this dramatic floral topper.
Karolina showed off her sparkling accessories.
It took a team to get Rashida prepared for the big night.
Hairstylist Mara Roszak showed off Emma's textured braid.
Suki was squeezed into the car with her gorgeous gown.
Jessica Alba, Diane von Furstenberg, Jessica Joffe, and Selena Gomez
This group of girls was ready to hit the red carpet.
Emmy's mix of primary colors was anything but basic.
Alexa was dressed and ready for her big night.
Lea was all smiles while getting glammed up.
Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey shared a sneak peek of Kristen Stewart 's edgy eye makeup.
Reese picked a bright pink lip for the red carpet.
Cara recieved a bright surprise from Met Gala date Stella McCartney .
Deep red was the toe-color choice for Joan.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
This happy couple cozied up for a family portrait before the big night.
Reese Witherspoon, Kate Bosworth, Stella McCartney, and Cara Delevingne
These ladies were ready to dance the night away.
There's nothing sweeter than delicious treats while getting your makeup done.
Zac enlisted the help of friend and fellow designer Ralph Rucci.
Kate lounged with colorful baubles and some bubbly.
Lily paired a silver sweetheart gown and a sparkling choker.
We couldn't wait to see these sparkling clutches on the red carpet.
Prabal shared a sneak peek in pale pink.
The designer practiced his bow-tying skills.