09:31 AM EDT 05/09/2013
Originally posted 05/07/2013 11:10AM
It takes a lot to stand out in a crowd like the one that gathered Monday night in New York for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's lavish Costume Institute Gala.
But if the competition was fierce, so too were many of the looks – from the dresses to the accoutrements to (of course) the hair.
If you missed any of the festivities, see below for our recap of five highlights from one of the most fashionable nights on the calendar.
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It was a family affair for Nicole Richie and Joel Madden on Saturday.
The couple spent the morning with their two children, Harlow and Sparrow, in Pasadena, Calif., where they stopped at the Cheesecake Factory for lunch.
On their way into the restaurant, Madden spoke to his "adorable" children about the importance of safety while crossing the street.
"He was telling them to be careful and it was really cute," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
The source adds, "Nicole and Joel looked really good and it just seemed like a normal family outing."
– Melody Chiu
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Though Disney on Ice Presents: Dare to Dream at L.A.'s Staples Center was meant to entertain kids, a few grown-up celebs got in touch with their inner children backstage at the show.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, there with their children Harlow and Sparrow, snapped a fun photo with Disney's Princess Tiana. (Don't worry, Harlow and Sparrow got their turn with the princess, too!)
Richie was quite the star backstage, too: According to a source, several ice skaters asked to take a photo with her, and she kindly obliged.
Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart were also there with their daughter Billie – who dressed up as Cinderella and held a Cinderella doll – and baby Georgia, as well. Before leaving, both families donated diapers to Baby Buggy, a charity that benefits needy Los Angeles mothers, fathers and children. – Melody Chiu
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