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Freida, Rihanna, Gisele: Vote on their red carpet style!

Last updated on: May 6, 2011 13:34 IST

Freida, Rihanna, Gisele: Vote on their red carpet style!

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Take a look at the who's who and what they wore to New York's biggest fashion gala of the year!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York held a gala ball on May 2 this year, paying homage to late British designer Alexander McQueen with an exhibition of his creations.

The annual soiree, which sees the cream of the entertainment and fashion world mingle in decadent designerwear, was rechristened the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala and welcomed celebrities from Madonna to Miranda Kerr and Serena Williams.

But not everyone was a hit on the red carpet -- take a look and let us know what YOU think of these styles by using the poll at the bottom of each page!

All tied up

Freida Pinto seems to take 'black tie' way too seriously. She turned up at the Met Gala in this white satin number but unfortunately, we don't think the dress does a thing for her -- it just looks wierd. What do you think?


Image: Freida Pinto
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Fishtail finesse

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The inimitable Beyonce opted for this fishtail gown with stunning gold embroidery, but that bodice looks like she's going to burst out of it any second. And the outfit was so hard to move about in that she needed help walking!


Image: Beyonce
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Lady in red

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Supermodel stunner Gisele Bundchen opted for a strapless red classic with a perma-pleated train. Stunning, but was it enough to fend off the competition from fellow supermodels and other famous femme fatales?


Image: Gisele Bundchen
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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Flowery statement

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Showing off her famous curves and come-hither look in this red cut-away complete with flowery shrug was Jennifer Lopez. In bloom or a flowery failing? You decide!


Image: Jennifer Lopez
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Fringe overkill

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Naomi Campbell paid homage to McQueen by wearing one of his creations, but it was a disaster; the excessive fringes came off looking like shreds that failed to complement her superb figure. Guess some outfits are strictly for the catwalk after all!


Image: Naomi Campbell
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Royal dressmaker

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Maybe Naomi should have consulted with McQueen's protege and current head designer Sarah Burton, who showed up in one of her own designs, a softly flowing white empire-waisted gown with delicate embellishments. The world has raised a toast to her talent after the breathtaking bridal she designed for Kate Middleton's royal wedding.


Image: Sarah Burton
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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Star-spangled blue belle

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Madonna is hardly known for her good taste, but she seemed to emerge a winner at the ball in a pretty blue ensemble that showed off her age-defying bod and a train of spangled stars.


Image: Madonna
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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In the pink

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We're beginning to think that Brooklyn Decker could make even a potato sack look sexy. We're not crazy about this bubblegum gown, but her supermodel figure, the thigh-high slit and that radiant face manage to ace it nevertheless.


Image: Brooklyn Decker
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Cutting a rosy picture

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When your hubby owns a veritable empire of high-end labels, the sky's the limit! And voluptuous beauty Salma Hayek made the right choice with this gold, rose-embellished chiffon by Sarah Burton for McQueen.


Image: Salma Hayek
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Over the top?

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Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie showed up in this textured floral by Marchesa. She was probably hoping to make a dramatic impression, but that dress looks too busy even for a wedding -- her own!


Image: Fergie
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Ballerina style

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New mommy Miranda Kerr had an unbelievable post-baby glow and not a trace of post-baby weight! She looked quite the ballerina in this wispy-edged, flouncing cocktail.


Image: Miranda Kerr
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Keep it classic

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Designer Stella McCartney also gave birth to her fourth child in November and showed no trace of it in one of her own creations -- a lovely black strapless contour number.


Image: Stella McCartney
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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Bold and beautiful

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Stella also had pop princess Rihanna kitted out in one of her designs -- a racy lace dress with a daring slit all the way up one side, held together with sheer mesh.


Image: Rihanna
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Slinky stunner

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Victoria's Secret bombshell Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ensured all eyes were on her in this slit-up-to-there (and down-to-there!) gown by Burberry.


Image: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Black seduction

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Actress Penelope Cruz dazzled in an Oscar de la Renta layered ensemble that flattered her post-pregnancy figure.


Image: Penelope Cruz
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Fuss and feathers

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Tennis ace Serena Williams also opted for Oscar de la Renta, but fell far short of the mark with feathery overkill. And just a note -- hair fascinators are not for everyone!


Image: Serena Williams
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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Chic sheath

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Simple and chic, model Lily Aldridge's gold sheath gown was ideal for the Met Gala, showing off her slimline bod and backless detail.


Image: Lily Aldridge
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Earthy tones

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Mad Men star Christina Hendricks opted for a strapless, copper-black Carolina Herrera gown that we're rather on the fence about -- from some angles it was most flattering and from others it wasn't!


Image: Christina Hendricks
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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Intricate elegance

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Now that's what you call exquisite embroidery! Model Bar Refaeli floored us with this electric ensemble.


Image: Bar Refaeli
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Standing tall and sexy

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Some fashion critics grumble that Gwyneth Paltrow has got a lot to learn about style. Our advice to them -- shut up! The blonde babe is a vision in this pale gold outfit.


Image: Gwyneth Paltrow
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Shield your eyes!

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At 55, ex-supermodel Iman still boasts enviable looks. But there are some things that not even an ex-supermodel can carry off, and one of them is this eye-searing sequinned jumpsuit horror by (we're shocked!) Stella McCartney.


Image: Iman
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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A tad too tame

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Now here's a fashion icon who takes risks and manages to pull them off most of the time. So we were surprised when Sarah Jessica Parker showed up in this tame (read boring) high-necked sheath gown.


Image: Sarah Jessica Parker
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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Whirling and twirling

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Model Shalom Harlow made quite an impression in this design by Marchesa, with black twirls and whirls on a nude, sheer background.


Image: Shalom Harlow
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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Racy lace

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Petite Christina Ricci created a lot of drama with her racy lace gown -- you can love it or hate it, you can't ignore it!


Image: Christina Ricci
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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Dark decadence

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Seen here on the arm of designer Valentino Garavani, fresh-faced Natalia Vodianova looked lovely in this fringed black affair.


Image: Natalia Vodianova
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Ladylike feminity

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This blue pleated design was a far cry from Eva Mendes' usually dare-to-bare wardrobe, but it was a welcome change and a new look for her. Like it?


Image: Eva Mendes
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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Looker in leggings

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Only a model like Karolina Kurkova could make leggings work on the red carpet and she did, in this lace-lined Jean Paul Gaultier reverie.


Image: Karolina Kurkova
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Passion for pale

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It was pretty enough, but Renee Zellweger's pale gold Carolina Herrera gown was nothing to write home about. The only saving grace was that stunning back, which showed off the actress' toned figure.


Image: Renee Zellweger
Photographs: Larry Busacca and (right) Stephen Lovekin, both Getty Images
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Way too waifish

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Not only does model Chanel Iman look shockingly thin in this sheer lace dress, it's also way too understated for the Met Gala. It's a thumbs down from us!


Image: Chanel Iman
Photographs: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Bright but boring

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Like her fellow Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda, Doutzen Kroes also gave birth back in January and is back to her fabulous self, but unlike Miranda, she chose a very frumpy dress for the ball. Despite the ravishing red hue, it's strictly commonplace. And Doutzen is a supermodel, so imagine what us ordinary mortals would look like in it!


Image: Doutzen Kroes
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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