Stars out for Metropolitan Museum of Art costume gala

3 May 2011 Last updated at 15:42

Rihanna, Madonna, Jay-Z and Beyonce are amongst celebrities at a star-studded costume gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Rihanna, Madonna, Jay-Z and Beyonce
Rihanna, Madonna, Jay-Z and Beyonce were amongst celebrities at a star-studded costume gala celebrating the work of the late British designer Alexander McQueen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba
Heavily pregnant actresses Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba both turned up to the event dressed from head to toe in gold. Hudson announced last week that she's engaged to Muse frontman Matt Bellamy.
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez
Marc Anthony joined wife Jennifer Lopez at the annual event. Sarah Burton, who designed Kate Middleton's wedding dress and is McQueen's successor as creative director at his fashion house, was also there.
Michele Lea, Matthew Morrison and Chace Crawford
Glee stars Michele Lea, who plays Rachel Berry, and Matthew Morrison, who plays Mr Schuester were on the red carpet, along with Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford.
Renee Zellweger
Beatrix Potter actress Renee Zellweger went for a revealing floor-length gown. Many people were there to pay tribute to Alexander McQueen, including Madonna, who said: "I miss him terribly, not only as a person but as a designer."
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
New parents Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr turned up together, with the Victoria's Secret model trying out a tutu-style dress, They have described son Flynn, born in January as their "little ray of sunshine".
Blake Lively, Jessica Szohr and Leighton Meester
Gossip Girl Blake Lively decided on an unusual sparkly number, whilst co-stars Jessica Szohr and Leighton Meester opted for black dresses.
Michelle Monaghan, Jason Statham, Lara Stone and David Walliams
Michelle Monaghan, Transporter actor Jason Statham, and newly married stars Lara Stone and David Walliams were on hand to offer their support.
Fergie, Joshua Jackson, Diane Kruger and Freida Pinto
Fergie from Black Eyed Peas wore a floor-length gown, whilst Freida Pinto (far right) tried adding a tie to the mix. Joshua Jackson arrived with girlfriend Diane Kruger, whose skirt was slashed to the thigh.
Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek were also in attendance. The exhibition will feature roughly 100 ensembles from various McQueen collections and will run until the end of July.