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Sneak Inside the Met Gala With the Night's Chicest Social Snaps

May 6 2014 - 1:00pm

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 [1], 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 [2], get ready for an elegance overload.

If you're eager to get an inside look at the Met Gala, scroll through all the gorgeous photos, and don't forget to share the love by following POPSUGAR Fashion on Instagram [3], Facebook [4], and Twitter [5]!

Source: Instagram [6]

Suki Waterhouse

Suki rocked some surprisingly edgy shoes under her dress.

Source: Instagram user sukiwaterhouse [7]

Naomi Watts

Naomi took to the streets in a gorgeous Givenchy gown.

Source: Instagram user jeanannwilliams [8]

Beyoncé and Jay Z

Beyoncé peered out from under a dramatic headpiece.

Source: Instagram user mariotestino [9]

Charlize Theron

Charlize had the giggles while walking through the Met with Sean Penn [10].

Source: Instagram user mariotestino [11]

Karlie Kloss, Zooey Deschanel, and Taylor Swift

There's nothing more elegant than a long train.

Source: Instagram user tennesseebunny [12]

Solange Knowles, Beyoncé, and Lupita Nyong'o

This chic threesome were all smiles after the event.

Source: Instagram user saintrecords [13]

Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashain

These dashing sisters shared a moment.

Source: Instagram user kimkardashian [14]

Nicole Richie, Cara Delevingne, Zooey Deschanel, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, and Hayden Panettiere

These Met Gala girls just wanna have fun.

Source: Instagram user nicolerichie [15]

Cara Delevingne and Lily Allen

Cara and Lily got goofy in the Met bathroom.

Source: Instagram user lilyallen [16]

Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift

Makeup artist Pat McGrath caught these beauties sharing the love.

Source: Instagram user patmcgrathreal [17]

Anna Kendrick

Anna borrowed this showstopping topper.

Source: Instagram user annakendrick47 [18]

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy stocked up on some very necessary snacks.

Source: Instagram user chrissyteigen [19]

Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Kate Bosworth, and Stella McCartney

This gorgeous group paused to snap a selfie.

Source: Instagram user reesewitherspoon [20]

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss

These two puckered up for a pouty shot.

Source: Instagram user taylorswift [21]

Nicole Richie

Nicole's sparkling eye makeup was like a fine layer of pixie dust.

Source: Instagram user beau_nelson [22]

Shailene Woodley and Lena Dunham

This dynamic duo got silly on the red carpet.

Source: Instagram user officialrodarte [23]

Emmy Rossum

This colorful gown got its big reveal.

Source: Instagram user houseofherrera [24]

Kirsten Dunst

Before the Met Gala, Kirsten showed off her dark eye makeup.

Source: Instagram user cervandohair [25]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie paired stick-straight hair with sexy cat-eye makeup.

Source: Instagram user kateleemakeup [26]

Shailene Woodley

Hairstylist Keith Carpenter caught a candid of Shailene all dolled up.

Source: Instagram user keithcarpenterhair [27]

Jourdan Dunn

This bright ball gown was actually Topshop.

Source: Instagram user officialjdunn [28]

Kate Upton

Kate opted to finish her outfit with this dramatic floral topper.

Source: Instagram user jennychohair [29]

Karolina Kurkova

Karolina showed off her sparkling accessories.

Source: Instagram user karolinakurkova [30]

Rashida Jones

It took a team to get Rashida prepared for the big night.

Source: Instagram user mrbradgoreski [31]

Emma Stone

Hairstylist Mara Roszak showed off Emma's textured braid.

Source: Instagram user mararoszak [32]

Suki Waterhouse

Suki was squeezed into the car with her gorgeous gown.

Source: Instagram user sukiwaterhouse [33]

Jessica Alba, Diane von Furstenberg, Jessica Joffe, and Selena Gomez

This group of girls was ready to hit the red carpet.

Source: Instagram user dvf [34]

Emmy Rossum

Emmy's mix of primary colors was anything but basic.

Source: Instagram user emmyrossum [35]

Alexa Chung

Alexa was dressed and ready for her big night.

Source: Instagram user tamahk [36]

Lea Michele

Lea was all smiles while getting glammed up.

Source: Instagram user msleamichele [37]

Kristen Stewart

Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey shared a sneak peek of Kristen Stewart [38]'s edgy eye makeup.

Source: Instagram user jilliandempsey [39]

Reese Witherspoon

Reese picked a bright pink lip for the red carpet.

Source: Instagram user reesewitherspoon [40]

Cara Delevingne

Cara recieved a bright surprise from Met Gala date Stella McCartney.

Source: Instagram user caradelevingne [41]

Joan Smalls

Deep red was the toe-color choice for Joan.

Source: Instagram user joansmalls [42]

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

This happy couple cozied up for a family portrait before the big night.

Source: Instagram user ralphlauren [43]

Reese Witherspoon, Kate Bosworth, Stella McCartney, and Cara Delevingne

These ladies were ready to dance the night away.

Source: Instagram user caradelevingne [44]


There's nothing sweeter than delicious treats while getting your makeup done.

Source: Instagram user officialrodarte [45]

Zac Posen

Zac enlisted the help of friend and fellow designer Ralph Rucci.

Source: Instagram user zac_posen [46]

Kate Upton

Kate lounged with colorful baubles and some bubbly.

Source: Instagram user kateupton [47]

Lily Aldridge

Lily paired a silver sweetheart gown and a sparkling choker.

Source: Instagram user lilyaldridge [48]

Edie Parker

We couldn't wait to see these sparkling clutches on the red carpet.

Source: Instagram user edie_parker [49]

Prabal Gurung

Prabal shared a sneak peek in pale pink.

Source: Instagram user prabalgurung [50]


The designer practiced his bow-tying skills.

Source: Instagram user thakoonny [51]

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