The 2007 Costume Institute Gala MET Ball

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted this year’s Costume Institute Gala in honor of Paul Poiret on Monday night.

Poiret, a pre-World War II fashion designer was the first to use draping in dressmaking and is credited with freeing woman from the corset and launching the suspender belt, flesh-colored stockings, the sack dress and culottes.

The event was attended by the biggest and brightest names in fashion and co-hosted by Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière, and Cate Blanchett.

– I loved the dresses Blanchett, Lucy Liu, Mary-Kate Olsen and Jennifer Garner wore – for no particular reason. They were just works of art and kudos for the women for pulling it off reasonably well.

Check out for event coverage.

See below for a comprehensive list I’ve compiled of who wore what last night.

[Images from Celebrity Nation]

Some of the attendees and what they wore…

Aerin Lauder wore Balenciaga
Agyness Deyn wore Burberry
Alicia Keys wore Armani Privé
Amber Valletta wore Stella McCartney
Amanda Peet wore Marc Jacobs
America Ferrera wore Phi
Angela Lindvall wore Costello Tagliapietra
Anna Wintour wore Chanel Haute Couture
Ashley Olsen wore Giambattista Valli
Bee Schaffer wore Nina Ricci
Brooke Shields wore Oscar de la Renta
Cameron Diaz wore Dior Haute Couture
Camille Belle wore Jean Paul Gualtier
Carine Roitfeld wore Tom Ford?
Caroline Trentini wore vintage Balenciaga
Cat Deeley wore Burberry
Cate Blanchett wore Balenciaga
Charlotte Gainsbourg wore Balenciaga
Chloe Sevigny wore Balenciaga
Christina Ricci wore Calvin Klein
Christy Turlington wore Versace
Claire Danes wore Prada
Claudia Schiffer wore Alberta Ferretti
Coco Rocha wore Jean Paul Gaultier
Daria Werbowy wore Azzedine Alaïa
Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann wore Yves Saint Laurent
Ellen Pompeo wore Michael Kors
Emily Blunt wore Calvin Klein
Eva Mendes in Michael Kors
Ginnifer Goodwin wore Marc Jacobs
Gisele Bunchden wore Yves Saint Laurent
Hana Soukupova wore Thakoon
Helena Christensen wore Calvin Klein Collection
Hilary Rhoda wore vintage Balenciaga
Hilary Swank wore Versace
Iman wore Stella McCartney
Irina Lazareanu wore 3.1 Phillip Lim
Isabeli Fontana wore Valentino Haute Couture
Ivanka Trump wore Jason Wu
Jacquetta Wheeler wore Roland Mouret
Jennifer Connelly wore Balenciaga
Jennifer Garner wore vintage Valentino Haute Couture
Jennifer Hudson wore Michael Kors
Jennifer Lopez wore Marchesa?
Jessica Simpson wore Roberto Cavalli
Jessica Stam wore Dior Couture
Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore Narciso Rodriguez
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld wore Phi
Julianne Moore wore Yves Saint Laurent
Karolina Kurkova wore Roberto Cavalli
Kate Bosworth wore Prada
Kate Moss wore her own design for Topshop.
Kelly Ripa wore Zac Posen
Kerry Washington wore Derek Lam
Kirsten Dunst wore vintage Yves Saint Laurent
L’Wren Scott wore Balenciaga
Lauren Davis wore Nina Ricci
Lily Donaldson wore Burberry
Lindsay Lohan wore Bally
Liv Tyler wore Calvin Klein
Lucy Liu wore Zac Posen
Margherita Missoni wore Missoni
Mary Kate Olsen wore Giambattista Valli
Melania Trump wore Michael Kors
Mischa Barton wore Giambattista Valli
Molly Sims wore Armani
Naomi Campbell wore Azzedine Alaïa
Naomi Watts wore Zac Posen
Parker Posey wore Marc Jacobs
Raquel Zimmermann wore vintage Balenciaga
Renee Zellweger wore Carolina Herrera
Rihanna wore Georges Chakra
Rosario Dawson wore Roberto Cavalli
Rose McGowan wore J. Mendel
Salma Hayek wore Balenciaga
Sarah Wynter wore Calvin Klein Collectio
Sasha Pivovarova wore Emanuel Ungaro
Sandra Bullock wore Alberta Ferretti
Scarlett Johnasson wore Stella McCartney
Shalom Harlow wore Victor & Rolf
Stella Tennant wore Burberry
Sophie Dahl wore Roberto Cavalli
Tinsley Mortimer wore Versace
Winona Ryder wore Marc Jacobs
Ziyi Zhang wore Marchesa


  • Susan says:

    Jennifer Garner is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! She’s sooooo great! (Erm, when IS season 5 hitting Australian screens????)
    Ohhh and Gisele looked stunning in that YSL dress. I want! Now… where to wear it?

  • eclair says:

    Didn’t Lucy Liu look freakin’ fantastic!? She definitely dressed most appropriately to the theme. Jennifer Garner’s looking great, too. Cate Blanchett, well, I’ve seen her do better but she can’t really do any wrong in my eyes. As for the Olsens… *shudder*

  • JD says:

    I love the colour and train on Lucy’s dress. Zac Posen is such an amazing designer

  • loveexotic says:

    Sweetie, Ashley Olsen wore vintage James Galanos and Mary-Kate wore Lily et Cie, and Lindsay Lohan wore Zac Posen with Bally ACCESSORIES, GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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