Rihanna, Kim Kardashian appear on Met Gala red carpet in New York


The invitation for this year's Met Gala said the theme was China.

Enter Rihanna, who took to the red carpet in a fur-trimmed yellow cape with a train so long it needed three people to help carry it.

The singer had the grand staircase at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art all to herself after turning up late.

The ensemble was designed by Chinese designer Guo Pei.

Beyonce was also late and wore a peekaboo custom Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci covered in multicoloured crystals and stones.

Beyonce and Jay Z

Tickets cost $25,000 (£16,500) each with the cash going towards funding Vogue editor Anna Wintour's costume museum.

Kim Kardashian most certainly embraced the evening's vibe - in a revealing, low-cut gown with an East motif done by Peter Dundas for Roberto Cavalli, the designer's first for the house.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Her little sister Kendall Jenner opted for Calvin Klein, sparkling in green with sexy laces on each side.

Kendall Jenner

Sarah Jessica Parker, who made a splash on the red carpet last year in a custom Oscar de la Renta, donned a fiery head piece with long side tassels that towered high above her black gown.

Sarah Jessica Parker
Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker

And then there's this dress from Solange Knowles...

Solange Knowles

And this one from Zendaya...

Image caption Zendaya Coleman was there in a Fausto Puglisi dress

British model and singer Karen Elson (Jack White's ex-wife) even wore a crown. It's Dolce &Gabbana don't you know.

Karen Elson

Jennifer Lopez wore red Versace with side panels that left little to the imagination and held hands with Donatella Versace on the red carpet.

Donatella Versace and Jennifer Lopez

Anne Hathaway shimmered in a sleek hooded body-skimmer from Ralph Lauren in keeping with the theme.

Maybe she was also channelling Princess Leia on the fourth of May? You know the rest.

Anne Hathaway

Diane Kruger, who tucked a flower behind one ear, wore a beaded Chanel top and sheer blush trousers.

She was there with partner Joshua Jackson.

Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger

Katie Holmes, in a temporary bob, wore a Zac Posen sparkly blue gown with cutouts at the back.

Katie Holmes

Justin Bieber showed up in a black jacket slithering with gold dragons by fashion house Balmain.

Justin Bieber

A bird of paradise adorned the bottom of former Glee actress Dianna Agron's one-shoulder Tory Burch gown.

Dianna Agron

Here's Cara Delevingne's outfit (FYI - the tattoos are fake and her outfit is courtesy of Stella McCartney) and some of the other stars who attended.

Cara Delevingne
Miley Cyrus
Image caption Miley Cyrus showed off a blue and green hairstyle in an Alexander Wang gown
Katy Perry
Image caption Guess what Katy Perry was wearing?
Kate Beckinsale
Image caption Kate Beckinsale was wearing a custom golden Diane von Furstenberg gown
Maryna Linchuk, Emily Ratajkowski, Lily Donaldson, Natasha Poly, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin
Image caption Emily Ratajkowski, Maryna Linchuk, Philip Green, Lily Donaldson, Natasha Poly, Lewis Hamilton, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin
Lisa Bonet, Lenny Kravitz, Hannah Bagshawe, Eddie Redmayne, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pierpaolo Piccioli, and Alba Rohrwacher
Image caption Lisa Bonet, Lenny Kravitz, Hannah Bagshawe, Eddie Redmayne, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pierpaolo Piccioli, and Alba Rohrwacher
FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson
Image caption FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson turned up together at the Met Gala
Jessica Chastain
Image caption Jessica Chastain was in a Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci mermaid gown
Alicia Keys and Jean Paul Gaultier
Image caption Alicia Keys was on the red carpet with Jean Paul Gaultier
Kerry Washington
Image caption Scandal star Kerry Washington wore a pink Prada number
Elizabeth Banks
Image caption Elizabeth Banks was in a bright turquoise Michael Kors dress
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Image caption Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore a Versace gown
Kate Mara
Image caption Kate Mara took time out from promoting The Fantastic Four
Naomi Campbell
Image caption Naomi Campbell wore a peekaboo Burberry gown
Irina Shayk and Emily Ratajkowski
Image caption Cristiano Ronaldo's ex Irina Shayk was there with British model Emily Ratajkowski
Lily Aldridge
Image caption US model Lily Aldridge kissed her fish-shaped bag while wearing Carolina Herrera
Reese Witherspoon
Image caption Reese Witherspoon was dressed in a Jason Wu dress dripping with diamonds
Tom Ford, Rita Ora and Madonna
Image caption Tom Ford, Rita Ora and Madonna were pictured together
Chloe Moretz
Image caption Chloe Moretz was wearing a Coach dress with a Monique Pean bracelet and necklace
Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott
Image caption Maggie Q and fiance Dylan McDermott, both from Stalker, were there as well
Selena Gomez
Image caption Selena Gomez was in a white Vera Wang gown
Jennifer Lawrence
Image caption Jennifer Lawrence is co-chair of this year's Met Gala and was wearing a Dior number
Olivia Munn
Image caption Newsroom star Olivia Munn was in a J Mendel number
Alexander Wang and Lady Gaga
Image caption Lady Gaga was on the red carpet with designer Alexander Wang
Keren Craig, Ellie Goulding and Georgina Chapman
Image caption Keren Craig, Ellie Goulding and Georgina Chapman were on the red carpet together
Olivia Wilde
Image caption OC and House star Olivia Wilde wore Prada to the event
Chloe Sevigny
Image caption Chloe Sevigny wore JW Anderson number with Cartier jewellery
Kate Hudson
Image caption Kate Hudson was wearing a Michael Kors dress and was holding an Edie Parker clutch
Gigi Hadid
Image caption Gigi Hadid, who's going out with Cody Simpson, wore a crimson Diane von Furstenberg dress
Sofia Vergara
Image caption Sofia Vergara, who was escorted by boyfriend Joe Manganiello, wore a Marchesa gown
Jennifer Connelly
Image caption Jennifer Connelly, who was out with husband Paul Bettany, wore a custom Louis Vuitton dress with Jessica McCormack jewellery
Rose Byrne
Image caption Australian actress Rose Byrne wore a red Calvin Klein dress
Allison Williams
Image caption Girls actress Allison Williams was dressed in Giambattista Valli Couture
Rachel Weisz
Image caption English star Rachel Weisz was in a grey Chanel number
Vanessa Hudgens
Image caption Vanessa Hudgens wore a red H&M dress with a birdcage veil
Claire Danes
Image caption Homeland star Claire Danes was dressed up in a Valentino number

The stars were told not to use social media. That didn't stop this lot by the looks of it...

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