Met Gala 2015 Inside the Party of the Year

Met Gala 2015 Inside the Party of the Year NYC
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Jay Z and Beyoncé in Givenchy
Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela and George Clooney
Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
Janelle Monáe
Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany
Rihanna in Guo Pei
Kerry Washington in Prada
Lauren Bush Lauren and David Lauren
Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi
Karlie Kloss in Atelier Versace
Miley Cyrus in Alexander Wang
Gigi Hadid in Diane von Furstenberg
Kerry Washington in Prada and Taraji P. Henson in Balenciaga
Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein Collection
Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long
Jessica Chastain
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner
Alison Brie
Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa
Elizabeth Cordry Shaffer in Altuzarra
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

Met Gala 2015 Inside the Party of the Year at Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute New York City

It was not your average night at the museum. Some 600-odd guests a list as gilded and varied as to include Olsens Mary-Kate and Ashley, Henry Kissinger, George and Amal Clooney, Kelly Slater and Beyoncé wound their way through the red-carpet tumult tonight (louder and more boisterous than ever, spurred on, perhaps, by the unseasonably warm evening and the high concentration of star value present) and into the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s entrance hall, dominated for tonight only by a gigantic chinoiserie vase created entirely by white and blue roses.

Kendall Jenner at Met Gala 2015Up the grand staircase lined by fragrant, verdant bamboo they walked, past Vogue staffers clad in pale jade and lapis–toned Michael Kors pajamas, custom-made for the event; the biggest and boldest night on fashion’s calendar the Met Gala.

Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela and George Clooney
“It is about cultural interaction, the circuits of exchange through which certain images and objects have migrated across geographic boundaries. . . It points to the aesthetic importance of exploring all the products of our cultural fantasies,” read a plaque in one of the three floors of galleries taken over by “China: Through the Looking Glass“ some 30,000 square feet representing the past 300 years of Western fashion and several millennia of Chinese history, Andrew Bolton explained at the morning’s press conference the largest in the Met’s history, put on with the help of honorary chair Silas Chou and cochairs Jennifer Lawrence, Gong Li, Marissa Mayer, Wendi Murdoch, and Anna Wintour.

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello