Met Ball 2009: Fashion’s A-list best-dressed

05 May 2009

Wow! Surely the only thing better than being on Marc Jacobs' table at this year's Met Ball is salivating over the pictures on the first day back to work after a bank holiday. The fashion equivalent of the Oscars, New York's Met Ball brings out all the A-list and never more so than this year, when the theme was Models as Muses, co-hosted by Marc Jacobs, Kate Moss and Justin Timberlake. So let's analyse the fashion. Lace, trains, miniskirts, ‘90s goth, full-on Hollywood glamour - pretty much every trend you could think of was represented. Some did it brilliantly. Victoria Beckham clearly listened to her date for the night Marc Jacobs and dared to go short - controversial at a ball like this - while Ashley Olsen looked grown up and seriously sexy in a backless white dress by own line The Row. Oh and how could we forget, Kate Moss. In true supermodel style she wowed in one-shoulder custom-made Marc Jacobs number with a turban by Stephen Jones and accessorised with a tan straight off a weekend sunbathing on Sir Philip Green's yacht. Meanwhile, supermodels Agyness Deyn and Twiggy walked down the red carpet hand in hand both wearing Burberry. But if the stars looked civilised on the red carpet, it was a different story towards the end of the night.

After chomping down on waffle-cut chips with the entrée, Daisy Lowe and Marc Jacobs hit the dance floor, breaking some moves down to Gold Digger. Michael Kors and Josh Hartnett were found sneaking into the ladies bathroom (tut, tut, boys...), Mary-Kate and Ashley were caught smoking in there and Bee Schaffer needed help manoeuvring the train of her Nina Ricci gown. Special note to the model with the best stamina too: late into the wee hours Chanel Iman hit the after-party... Check out the best-dress A-listers below and rate the best (and worst) beauty looks here.

Kate Moss wearing a Marc Jacobs asymmetrical dress

Ashley Olsen looks elegant in a white The Row gown

Agyness Deyn in a metallic Burberry gown

Bee Shaffer in Nina Ricci

Chanel Iman in Zac Posen (exact dress available at Harvey Nichols btw - hurrah!)

Anna Wintour in a Chanel SS/09 Couture gown

Victoria Beckham wearing Marc Jacobs

Anne Hathaway wearing a Marc Jacobs AW/09 dress

Bar Refaeli in an asymmetrical Marchesa dress

Blake Lively wearing Versace AW/09

Erin Wasson

Heidi Klum in J.Mendel

Helena Christensen opted for a Zac Posen custom Vogue gown

Karolina Kurkova

Kate Bosworth in a Stella McCartney gown

Kate Hudson in a Stella McCartney gown

Marisa Tomei

Milla Jovovich

Miranda Kerr chose a Jil Sander SS/09 dress

Mary Kate Olsen in Christian Lacroix

Renée Zellweger

Rihanna stands out in a Dolce & Gabbana AW09 suit

Stella McCartney

Cindy Crawford in a Versace AW/09 gown

Claudia Schiffer selected an Atelier Versace gown from the SS/09 collection

Diane Kruger opts for Chanel Spring '09 Couture

Eva Mendes in Calvin Klein

Hilary Swank

Jessica Alba wearing Jason Wu

Jessica Biel wearing Atelier Versace Spring 2009

Kate Beckinsale in a Marchesa AW/09 gown

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel

Leighton Meester wearing a Louis Vuitton AW/09 dress

Liv Tyler in a navy Stella McCartney gown

Madonna donned a Louis Vuitton AW09 ensemble

Marion Cotillard wearing a Christian Dior strapless gown

Rosario Dawson

Selma Blair

Claire Danes selected a Giorgio Armani Privé taupe gown with Tiffany jewels

Gisele chose a Versace SS/09

Elizabeth Banks in an Alberta Ferretti gown


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