New York - Rihanna shut down the Met Gala's red carpet in a regal yellow coat on Monday night, and then came Bey.
Dressed lavishly by Chinese designer Guo Pei, Rihanna clutched her fur-trim frock closed and dragged a mammoth train up the grand staircase during one of fashion's biggest nights of the year.
Hmm... We wonder what's hiding underneath that coat?!
Then Beyoncé arrived wearing a peekaboo custom Givenchy Haute Couture gown by Riccardo Tisci and well she shut that red carpet down!
Her high ponytail and barely there ensemble could find no fault and while her essentials were adorned with multicoloured crystals and stones it certainly made for playful counterpoints to Rihanna's swirls of royal gold and matching headpiece.
Slayed it girl!
The evening, aimed at raising millions for the museum's Anna Wintour Costume Center, was inspired by the Met's new exhibit, "China: Through the Looking Glass."
While some in the parade of celebrity guests embraced the East-leaning theme, others looked more ready for the Waldorf than the highly anticipated Met Gala.
Aside from Rihanna's extravagant entrance and Beyoncé's gorgeous gown , here's a looked at other celebs who nailed and failed on the red carpet:
The Royal Palette
Reds and golds ruled, but Uma Thurman (killer jade column earrings), Selena Gomez (in Vera Wang) and Sofia Vergara (with Joe Manganiello) represented in white.
Vera Wang!! Felt like a princess yet again. ??A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on May 4, 2015 at 7:45pm PDT
Vera Wang!! Felt like a princess yet again. ??
A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on May 4, 2015 at 7:45pm PDT
@joemanganiello ????????A photo posted by Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara) on May 4, 2015 at 8:32pm PDT
A photo posted by Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara) on May 4, 2015 at 8:32pm PDT
So did sexy Kim Kardashian, in the first design by Peter Dundas for Roberto Cavalli.
Kardashian's sheer lace with feathers at the bottom had some people online making comparisons to a similar Givenchy gown in black that Beyoncé wore to the Met Gala in 2012.
Met Gala 2015 thank you @peter_dundas for this gorgeous gown!!! @robertocavalliA photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on May 4, 2015 at 8:18pm PDT
Met Gala 2015 thank you @peter_dundas for this gorgeous gown!!! @robertocavalli
A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on May 4, 2015 at 8:18pm PDT
Justin Bieber broke away from George Clooney's traditional tuxedo tails and the white ties of Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, David Burtka, with a loud black jacket screaming gold dragon motif.
Jay Z went for a classic black tuxedo when he walked wife Beyoncé up the stairs and that's about it for the men.
A photo posted by Jay Z (@officials_c_) on May 4, 2015 at 7:10pm PDT
Sarah Jessica Parker's head
Her black dress was an H&M creation made of repurposed fabrics while her head gear was a creation all on its own, a fiery red headpiece from one of her regular collaborators, hat designer Philip Treacy. It had long tassels and touches of silver as it towered high.
Anne Hathaway's hood
Compared to something out of Star Wars, she wore a hooded, cap-sleeve Ralph Lauren Collection custom gold lame column evening dress - hood being the operative word.
The company noted the fabric was made from real metal fibers milled in Italy.
Gaga at the opera
Lady Gaga donned a velvet net evening coat hand-embroidered with black rhinestones and 14 000 feathers, according to the design house, Balenciaga. Underneath was a black crepe jumpsuit sparkling in Swarovski crystals.
The whole deal was wrapped up with a huge silk sash, traditional Chinese opera gown style. Nobody can say Gaga, like many others, didn't run with the idea of China, custom hair combs and all, thanks to Balenciaga designer Alexander Wang.
(Photos: Getty Images)
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