Images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York City May 5, 2014.
Sarah Jessica Parker opened the evening in a dress form–inspired Oscar de la Renta look, setting the tone for the barrage of Jamesian trains and silhouettes to follow. But for all the grown-up, grand-dress glamour, there were also many on the red carpet who picked up on Charles James’s more creative tendencies.
Sarah Jessica Parker in an Oscar de la Renta and Fred Leighton jewelry
Suki Waterhouse in a Burberry dress and Anita Ko jewelry
David Beckham in a Ralph Lauren Black Label suit and Christian Louboutin shoes and Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham
Lupita Nyong’o in a Prada dress and Cartier jewelry
Jay Z in Givenchy Couture and Beyoncé in a Givenchy Couture dress, Philip Treacy veil, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry
Gisele Bündchen in a Balenciaga dress and Fred Leighton jewelry and Tom Brady
Johnny Depp in Ralph Lauren Black Label and Amber Heard in a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress and Fred Leighton jewelry
Rihanna in a Stella McCartney dress, Jacob & Co necklace, Cartier rings, and Dionea Orcini rings
Kim Kardashian in a Lanvin dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Kanye West in Lanvin
Anne Hathaway in a Calvin Klein Collection dress and Vhernier earrings
Cara Delevingne in a Stella McCartney top, pants, and shoes, and Cartier jewelry
Blake Lively in Gucci Première and Ryan Reynolds in Gucci
More pictures: http://www.vogue.com/events/met-gala/