Usually when it comes to red carpets, we're all about the sleek and the chic, but once a year we're willing to make an exception for the an event where over-the-top fashion is not only encouraged but expected. We're talking of course about the Met Costume Institute Gala Benefit, where the motto is go big or go home. Luckily, the event, which was attended last night by a mix of stars from various genres you generally don't see sharing a red carpet, including Kristen Stewart, Taylor Swift and Lea Michele, didn't disappoint. The night, which was in honor of legendary designer Alexander McQueen this year, was flooded with trends we've seen before this season, including lots of nude and red gowns and a heavy dose of sparkles, but they all had a fresh and very dramatic flare. Check out our fashion recap below to find out who brought their best and who brought the crazy.
Now, Kristen hasn't always made the cut on our best-dressed lists, but last night she earned a spot right at the very top. KStew arrived on the carpet in a sleeveless, dark red Proenza Schouler floor-length gown with black circular patterns. The look was clean and modern and her hair and makeup were simply flawless. Like Kristen, "Twilight" co-star Ashley Greene has also wavered when it comes to our fashion recaps, but last night she made our jaws drop in a stunning, strapless nude gown by Donna Karan. The beaded outfit stood in stark contrast to Kristen's modern style, but we loved it just as much. Also, bonus points for the classic up-do and dangling earrings—a perfect choice to accompany her dramatic gown.