Technically, the purpose of the evening is an annual fundraising shindig for The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. In reality it's the most exciting fashion event of the year with anyone who's anyone (and Kim Kardashian) rocking up on the red carpet to show off their fashion cajones.
It's all about the outfits. It's not about looking pretty - it's about making a statement.
It's go big or go home made flesh.
So who rocked my world this year?
Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere
Charlize Theron in Christian Dior Haute Couture
Arizona Muse in Ralph and Russo Couture
Rihanna in Stella McCartney
Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney
ELLE WOODS WENT TO THE MET GALA AND IT WAS AWESOME! Ok, bit over excited there, sorry. But seriously, this colour + this neckline = all kinds of win.