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The MET BALL 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon

"I wanted to pay attention to the theme and embrace it," said the star, in a Philip Treacy hat that took weeks to create.

Anne Hathaway in vintage Valentino Haute Couture Inspired by Debbie Harry, the actress went platinum for a look that's "edgy, yet very youthful and fun," says hairstylist Sascha Breuer.

Gwyneth Paltrow

in Valentino Haute Couture

A month in the making, the custom creation is "elegant and cool," says stylist Elizabeth Saltzman.

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Taylor Swift in J. Mendel

Though the singer saw several sketches, "she knew this was the winner immediately," says stylist Joseph Cassell.

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Kristen Stewart

in Stella McCartney

"She wanted this in green, but I've been trying to get Kristen into this color forever," says stylist Tara Swennen.

Beyoncé in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

The designer fashioned the look to resemble "a fire queen," he says. "It's a daring dress."

A-List Entourage

"Punk was absolutely an influence of my life," said Cameron Diaz (left, in Stella McCartney), who met music icon Debbie Harry and model Karlie Kloss (in Louis Vuitton).

Glam Entrance

"I put it on, and it was very easy to say, 'Yeah, this is the dress,' " said Katie Holmes of her Calvin Klein Collection gown created by her date, designer Francisco Costa.

Madge at Work

Madonna (in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci) donned a shredded fishnet dress, chains, spikes - and little else.

Royal Rebel

Katy Perry took this Dolce & Gabbana ensemble straight off the runway. "It fit like a glove," says stylist Johnny Wujek.

High-Fashion Fam

The designing duo stepped out in vintage ensembles, with Ashley Olsen (left) selecting a Dior creation and Mary-Kate layering a fur- trimmed robe over vintage Chanel.

Fierce Friends

Gwen Stefani (left, in Maison Martin Margiela) and Jennifer Lopez (in Michael Kors) caught up inside the annual bash at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in N.Y.C.

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Rooney's Roar

"I don't think I had a punk fashion phase, but I think I was definitely a punk," says Met Ball co-chair Rooney Mara (in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci) of her childhood.

Red Carpet Rookies

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn (in Elie Saab) made their Met Ball debut as a couple.

Silver Belles

Julianne Hough (in Topshop) shared the dance floor with Nicole Richie (also in Topshop), who dyed her hair white for "a next level, elevated form of punk," says hairstylist Luke Chamberlain.

Buzzworthy Bump

Kim Kardashian slipped into a custom Givenchy to join beau Kanye West.

Style Touchdown

Gisele Bündchen (in Anthony Vaccarello) brought a colorful accessory: husband Tom Brady.