21 Dazzling Red Carpet Dresses From the 2014 Met Ball

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See how stars like Dita Von Teese, Sarah Jessica Parker, Karolina Kurkova, and Lea Michelle got all dolled up for the white tie affair.

May 6, 2014 | 11:32 AM

Last night, the stars stunned on the red carpet of the Met Ball at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, which celebrated the life and work of late British designer Charles James, also known as "James Shape."

The event's organizer, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, chose the theme of "White Tie and Decorations," with men being asked to wear white ties and tails and women allowed to dress in their most glamorous ball gowns.

Though it was extremely difficult to narrow it down, here are 21 of our favorite red carpet looks from the 2014 Met Gala:

Blake Lively

Hayden Panettiere

Sarah Jessica Parker

Janelle Monae

Lea Michelle

Kate Upton

Rihanna

Claire Danes

Naomi Watts

Donatella Versace

Giselle Bundchen

Chloe Grace Moretz

Arizona Muse

Emmy Rossum

Kate Mara

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