With some serious hype surrounding this year’s event (from the hot-button theme to the social media ban), the fashion world was fixated—perhaps more than ever—on this evening’s red carpet for the 2015 Met Gala. Per usual, the entrances were grand and the ensembles extravagant—case in point, Sarah Jessica Parker in H&M and Phillip Treacy and Rihanna in Guo Pei, to name just a few. Here, our EIC Rachel Zoe shares her top picks for this year’s best dressed.
Rihanna in Guo Pei
"Rihanna's dramatic look is what the Met Ball is all about—making an entrance."
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Kerry Washington in Prada
"Kerry is kind of amazing in this pink Prada—she's so gorgeous."
Kim Kardashian West in Roberto Cavalli
"This dress from Peter Dundas was all drama but Kim Kardashian still looks like herself, which I love."
Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy
"One of my absolute favorites of the night, I would literally get married all over again to wear this Givenchy dress."
Joan Smalls in Roberto Cavalli
"From the color to the cutouts, Joan Smalls killed it in this Roberto Cavalli dress from Peter Dundas."
Kerri Russell in Altuzarra
"This feathered Altuzarra confection (complete with a thigh-high slit) is the definition of black-tie elegance."
Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen
"Bee Shaffer does traditional Chinese glamour with this printed burgundy gown from Alexander McQueen. It is perfection."
Miley Cyrus in Alexander Wang
"Miley's Alexander Wang look is young and edgy without being inappropriate. I love the high neckline."
Karolina Kurkova in Tommy Hilfiger
"This is how to do a short hemline for the Met. Dramatic, on-theme and absolutely stunning."
Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney
"Trust Cara to take an original approach to the next level. Her tattoos by artist Bang Bang are unexpected and cool."
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Versace
"Is there anyone more gorgeous than Rosie?! Stunning as ever, this is the '70s way to do chinoiserie."
Emily Ratajakowski in Topshop
"I love Emily’s take on the theme in this embellished Topshop midi-dress."
Anna Ewers in Balenciaga
"Anna Ewers' (right) timeless Balenciaga ensemble reminds me of Kate Moss and Brigitte Bardot. She is a style icon in the making."
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen in Galliano Couture
"Proving that head-to-toe black can be anything but basic, Ashley and Mary-Kate hit it out of the park in monochromatic Galliano gowns."
Jessica Hart in Valentino
"Of all of the women to do bold red and beautiful beading, Jessica Hart nailed it."