Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2010

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2010
ESSENCE.COM May, 03, 2010

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We love Chanel Iman’s fierce metallic gold jumpsuit and super sexy neckline.

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Oprah Winfrey stands alongside world-renowned designer Oscar De La Renta, who created her chic midnight blue ruffled gown.

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Russell Simmons keeps it real with black tux and white kicks.

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Naomi Campbell arrives at this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala looking regal in her fabulous black gown and diamond bracelet.

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Cassie rocks an electric blue gown with a dangerously high slit and to-die-for heels.

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Kerry Washington brings the heat with this sexy asymmetrical gown.

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Pharrell Williams is looking sexy as ever in his three-piece tux and playful bow tie.

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We can’t stop staring at Joy Bryant’s diamond drop earrings, and we love her topknot.

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The oh-so-lovely Joy Bryant glows on the red carpet of this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala in a stunning ivory gown.

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Usher looks handsome in his elegant powder blue tuxedo jacket. He escorts Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon.

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Iman wears a cap sleeve dress that conjures up old Hollywood red carpet glamour.

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Another view of Iman’s luxurious black silk dress.

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Rachel Roy, wearing a sari-inspired dress, tweeted earlier that Liya Kebede was her “date” tonight. The two friends look stunning.

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Andre Leon Talley and Whoopi Goldberg arrive in flowing white and black ensembles.

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Director Lee Daniels goes monochrome for this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala.

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Oprah’s bestie Gayle King wears a vibrant magenta one-shoulder gown to the Met Costume Institute Gala.

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Viola Davis wears a dark purple strapless gown to the Met Costume Institute Gala.

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Anthony Mackie sports a traditional charcoal tux with a skinny black tie for that downtown cool.

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Singer M.I.A. never misses an opportunity to push the fashion envelope.

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Zoe Kravitz strikes a pose in her black and white ensemble. We love how the fiery red lips pop.

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Actress Rosario Dawson attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2010 Costume Institute Ball at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City.

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Mary J. Blige wears a strapless embellished peach gown with drop chandelier earrings and a fierce gold clutch.

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Diddy wears a modern one-button black tuxedo and bow tie as well as his signature shades.

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Janet Jackson flaunts that perfect smile in her elegant one-sleeve black gown.

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We love Janet Jackson’s updo and one-sleeved gown.

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Thandie Newton knows just how to accentuate a statement dress: simple, subtle accessories. Love the jade ring and necklace.

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Thandie Newton’s nude sculpted makeup look is fantastic.

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Patrick Robinson, the designer for the quintessential American retail brand, the Gap, brings some old Hollywood charm with his flawless tux.

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Nicole Richie looks fab in her silver gown with black accessories.

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Zoe Saldana looks spectacular in her one-shoulder gown. We love how she chose to keep the accessories to a minimum.