At this year's highly anticipated and publicized The Met's Costume Institute Gala—with this year's theme celebrating the American Woman, a lot of the red-carpet fashions were elegant and understated just tipping the edge of downright boring. But a lot of the starlets went for glam, quirky and head-turning outfits.
Amist a sea of gowns, Alexa Chung channeled a latter-day Diane Keaton with her menswear-inspired tuxedo by Phillip Lim.
Adore the color and peek-a-boo, see-through lace...so Chloë (in Proenza Schouler)
Kate Bosworth in soft-bedroom dressing by Valentino perfectly complemented her old Hollywood coif.
Hot mamas Gisele Bunchen and M.I.A. both outfitted by Alexander Wang.