Stars turn out for the Met Gala in New York

The streets of New York glistened with celebrities last night as they turned out in the finest threads to attend this year’s Met Gala Ball.

With the museum celebrating the opening of its exhibition dedicated to courturier Charles James, many embraced old school elegance in the most romantic of dresses.

A sea of ballgowns sweeping down the red carpet on the likes of co-chair Sarah Jessica Parker, Karolina Kurkova, Katie Holmes, Karlie Kloss, Taylor Swift, Claire Danes and Suki Waterhouse, with Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Neil Patrick Harris and the Beckhams attending the swanky Met Ball in their finest attire.


The Beckham's matched their white outfits on the Met Gala red carpet
David and Victoria Beckham co-ordinate perfectly at the 2014 Met Gala


The annual fundraising gala, which benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, is attended by those who can afford the $25,000 price tag.

Cropped tops, offering a hint of midriff, teamed with a long skirt were worn by  Emma Stone, Rihanna and Anne Hathaway.


Emma Stone showed off a hint of midriff at the Met Gala
Emma Stone wore a custom-made top and skirt by Thakoon and carried a Tod’s clutch


While Blake Lively, Marion Cotillard, Beyoncé, Gisele, Leighton Meester and Jessica Alba all showed off plunging necklines edging towards the navel.


Blake Lively attended the Met Gala with husband Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were the golden couple on the red carpet