On May 7, the hottest stars turned out in glittering haute couture for the famed Met Ball (a.k.a. the Fashion Oscars). The annual gala celebrated a new exhibition, "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations," and attracted both the biggest names in fashion and music. From McQueen tulle to Givenchy feathers and Kanye in a tux, musicians put on their very best and cascaded down the red carpet in the name of fashion. Check out what everyone wore and see who has our vote for belle of the ball!
Rihanna wore a floor-length crocodile...
Rihanna wore a floor-length crocodile gown by Tom Ford as she strutted down the red carpet in a pair of demure Christian Louboutin heels. The Bajan beauty was the picture of seduction, even stunning from behind with a slit and deep back-V, which rendered her the rebel of the ball.
Kanye West looked seriously sophistic...
Kanye West looked seriously sophisticated in a subtle black tux and dapper bow tie. 'Ye still managed to snatch the attention of many and set cameras flashing in this subtle-yet-proper look by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.
Beyonce lit the carpet on fire in a c...
Beyonce lit the carpet on fire in a curve-hugging floral-embroidered sheer black Givenchy haute couture gown. A purple-feathered train cascaded behind the singer as she left little to the imagination, setting photographers' flashbulbs in a blaze. Bey was the belle of the ball!
Mick Jagger wore a navy pin-striped s...
Mick Jagger wore a navy pin-striped suit with a burgundy dress shirt and black tie, walking the carpet with long-term partner L'Wren Scott.
"Glee" actress Lea Michele looked all...
"Glee" actress Lea Michele looked all grown up in a navy Diane von Furstenberg dress and bag, silver Christian Louboutin heels, and glittering Lorraine Schwartz earrings.
Florence Welch wore head-to-toe Alexa...
Florence Welch wore head-to-toe Alexander McQueen to the star-studded affair. Although the singer looked a bit like a taffeta Christmas tree, we applaud her for fierce fashion risk taking!
Lana del Rey was vampire chic in a Jo...
Lana del Rey was vampire chic in a Joseph Altuzarra sparkling dress and black cape. The sultry star walked the red carpet with the designer, who said the look was the "embodiment of her music."
Justin Timberlake wore a black Tom Fo...
Justin Timberlake wore a black Tom Ford tuxedo with a satin shawl lapel, satin bow tie, cufflinks and leather "Chelsea" boots. Timberlake completed his look with a dazzling accessory on his arm, fiance Jessica Biel.
M.I.A. kept it cool and casual, weari...
M.I.A. kept it cool and casual, wearing a floral-printed suit and soft pink lipstick to the star-studded event.
Darren Criss looked dapper in a class...
Darren Criss looked dapper in a classic black suit and bow tie. The "Glee" star's hair was coiffed sky-high as he walked the red carpet with a charming grin.
Solange's date was good friend and fa...
Solange's date was good friend and famed designer Rachel Roy, and the R&B singer was, of course, wearing the designer. Little sis Knowles rocked an eye-popping, canary yellow gown accessorized with big curls and a sparkling box clutch.
Everyone's favorite androgynous perfo...
Everyone's favorite androgynous performer, Janelle Monae, wore her signature black body suit, looking handsome with a jeweled waistline. Bright red lipstick and glamorous jeweled earrings completed the look.
Bruno Mars looked pretty spiffy in he...
Bruno Mars looked pretty spiffy in head-to-toe Prada. Mars and his band took the stage at the event performing his own songs along with covers by Sting, Michael Jackson and Rick James.
Country singer, professional dancer a...
Country singer, professional dancer and girlfriend to Ryan Seacrest, Julianna Hough stood out at the gala in a hot-pink gown, complete with a train and beachy blonde curls.
"Glee" guest star Gwyneth Paltrow sho...
"Glee" guest star Gwyneth Paltrow showed some skin on the red carpet in a short silver-gray Prada dress and jewelry by Anna Hu. Her blonde locks were pinned back demurely, showing off bold silver earrings.
"Smash" star and "American Idol" runn...
"Smash" star and "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee walked the carpet in a finely-detailed, low-cut orange gown by Elie Saab.
"Glee's" Dianna Agron was the epitome...
"Glee's" Dianna Agron was the epitome of old-Hollywood glamour in a billowing aquamarine dress by Carolina Herrera. She accented the gown with a glittering clutch, thin belt, and cascading blonde curls.